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The Society is continuing to expand its work substantially both here and overseas. We have now undertaken
  • our second Annual Conference and and are now even beginning to plan the next one from 14-16th February 2019 in Savannah so please save the date!
  • several one day colloquia on key issues ranging from Liturgical Revision, Marriage and most recently Apologetics looking at God and Science
  • work in Tanzania which has reached thousands of young people and where we plan a new edition of the classic Kiswhahili Prayer Book
  • a complete new volume of Catechesis to teach the faith in Parishes entitled: I am His has been made available
  • and a number of parish visits are in the planning stage and we welcome invitations to send a speaker for such events...
  • an expanding archive of past editions of the Anglican Way and the writings of the Revd. Dr. Peter Toon the former President of the Society.

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The Fifth Sunday after Easter


For an Audio webcast of The Liturgy for the

Fifth Sunday After Easter (Sixth of Easter)

With Sermon:

Ubi eucharistia, ibi ecclesia?

(From The Church of the Advent Boston) use the following link


The Rev’d Dr Jeffrey A. Hanson, Celebrant

The Rev’d Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff, Preacher




Lections: www.lectionarypage.net/YearA/Easter/AEaster6.html

Vidi aquam egredientem -– Tomás Luis de Victoria (c1548-1611)

Missa “Ego flos campi” — Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (c1590-1664)

Ego flos campi — Jacobus Clemens non Papa (c1510/5-1555/6)

Ego flos campi et lilium convallium: sicut lilium inter spinas sic amica mea inter filias; fons hortorum et puteus aquarum viventium quae fluunt impetu de Libano.

(Song of Songs 2:1–2; 4:1)

Ave Maria — Jacobus Clemens non Papa

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum; benedicta tu in mulieribus, Alleluia.

Organ Voluntary: Solemn Procession — William Southcombe Lloyd Webber (1914–1982) / Mark Dwyer, organist

for Choral Evensong from the previous Wednesday use this link:


A Service of Choral Evensong from The Church of the Advent, Boston, for Wednesday in the Fifth Week of Easter / May 13, 2020.

The Rev’d Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff, Officiant / The Advent Choir / Mark Dwyer, Jeremy Bruns & Katelyn Emerson, Organists & Choirmasters

Introit: Jesu, dulcis memoria — Tomás Luis de Victoria (c1548-1611)

Jesu, dulcis memoria, dans vera cordis gaudia;
sed super mel et omnia ejus dulcis præsentia.

Jesus, the very thought is sweet, in that dear Name all heart joys meet;
but sweeter than the honey far the glimpses of his presence are.
[Bernard of Clairvaux (c1090-1153); tr John Mason Neale (1818-1866)]

Hymn 538: “God of mercy, God of grace” Lucerna Laudoniae

Responses – William Smith of Durham (1603–1645)

Psalm 103 – chant by Lt-Col John Lemon (1754-1814)

Magnificat primi toni — Tomás Luis de Victoria
Nunc dimittis (for Westminster Cathedral) –- Gustav Holst (1874–1934)

O sing unto the Lord a new song — Thomas Tomkins (c1572-1656)

O sing unto the Lord a new song. Let the congregation of saints sing praise unto him. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him; and let the children of Sion for ever sing: Alleluia. 
(Ps 149:1-2)

Organ Voluntary: Chorale in A Minor — César Franck (1822-1890)
(Mark Dwyer, Organist)

For the Webcast from

St John’s Church



For the Sermon by Fr Gavin Dunbar:


I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father” (John 16.28). 

(additional resources follow below the texts of the day)

The Collect

O LORD, from whom all good things do come;

Grant to us thy humble servants,

that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that be good,

and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same;

through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle

St. James 1. 22.

BE ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. 

The Gospel

St. John 16.23

VERILY, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. 

The Book of Common Prayer, 1662


Additional Audio and Visual Resources

St. Alban’s Church

Joppa Maryland

With the Very Revd. Gordon Anderson, PBS USA To see video click here

St Mark’s Church

Rydal, PA

With the Revd. Jason Patterson To access click here

All Saints

Thomasviille G.A.

Click here 

All Souls’ Church

Oklahoma City

 To access video click here

St Andrew’s Church

Fort Worth

click here to access the video link

All Saints’

Wynnwood, PA

The Church of the Incarnation


Click here to access         

The Prayer Book Society is looking forwardto the launch of its completely redesigned magazineThe Anglican Waywhich has been slightly delayed      but will be available soon !This important development has been a major project that has taken much time and effort.The first new-look edition will explore just what comprises Classical Anglicanism and further news of thiswill be sent out shortly.In the meantime, it is intended to continue to offerfurther resourcesfor prayer and reflectionin these challenging daysA. M-R

You can make a (tax deductible) donation right now

in support of the work of the PBS !

via the Anglican Way website

Checks too remain entirely welcome,

just make them out to the PBS USA and post to 1 West Macon St. savannah GA 31401

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