Vol I No. 7
Feasts & Seasons

Choral Evensong with Sermon, Commemoration of Bishop Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667)

by sinetortus

Choral Evensong with Sermon

upon the occasion of the Commemoration


Bishop Jeremy Taylor, on 12 August, 2020,

for the The Grosvenor Chapel in the Parish of Mayfair.

Officiant and Preacher:

The Revd. Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff


To hear please click on the link below:


Prelude: the Corrente from Bach’s Cello Suite no. 1 in G major_BWV 1007,

transcribed for the Viola, performed by Daniel Orsen;

Preces and Responses, Radcliffe,

Psalm 139:1–9, Domine, probasti,

The Canticles , Howells, St Paul’s Service,

the anthem: by  Paulus: Hymn to the Eternal Flame,

 Postlude: J.S. Bach, In dir ist Freude, BWV 615

The music heard  here is  from the sound archive of the professional Choir of the Church of the Advent in Boston under the direction of Mark Dwyer The Director of Music with Mr Jeremy Bruns  assisting and is used here by kind permission of the Rector The Revd. Fr. Douglas Anderson



Psalm 139:1–9


Domine, probasti

O LORD, thou hast searched me out and known me :

thou knowest my down-sitting and mine up-rising, thou understandest my thoughts long before.


2 Thou art about my path, and about my bed :

and spiest out all my ways.


3 For lo, there is not a word in my tongue :

but thou, O Lord, knowest it altogether.


4 Thou hast fashioned me behind and before :

and laid thine hand upon me.


5 Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me :

I cannot attain unto it.


6 Whither shall I go then from thy Spirit :

or whither shall I go then from thy presence?


7 If I climb up into heaven, thou art there :

if I go down to hell, thou art there also.


8 If I take the wings of the morning :

and remain in the uttermost parts of the sea;


9 Even there also shall thy hand lead me :

and thy right hand shall hold me.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son :

and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be :

world without end. Amen.


The First Lesson: 

Romans 14:7-12

 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.

For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived,

that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother?

for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

11 For it is written,  As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,

and every tongue shall confess to God.

12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.


Second Lesson

Matthew 24:42–47


42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

43 But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.