Holy Eucharist Rite I
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St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Charleston's South Hills will host a five-week series “God’s Story through Music,” beginning March 12. Each Wednesday night in Lent, a prominent Charleston-area musician will talk about how faith has been expressed through music and share examples of the music that has shaped God's history. From its Jewish roots through contemporary praise, Christian music will be shown as an expression of changes in faith and worship through the centuries.
The first week, March 12, Rabbi Jim Cohn of Temple Israel will talk about Jewish music. On March 19, Dan Faber, principal organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church, will talk about traditional hymnody and how it led Christian worship for five centuries. On March 26, Emily Capece, artistic director of womanSong and well known Charleston performer, will address Shape Note/Sacred Harp singing and its influence in 19th century Appalachian worship. On April 2, Clacy Williams, longtime tenor for The Gospel Harmony Boys, will speak about the role of gospel music. Finally, on April 9, Benjy Cox, musical director at River Ridge Church, will talk about praise music and how it is used in contemporary worship.
Each evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a soup, salad and rolls “Lenten dinner” prepared by parishioners, which is open to all. At 7 p.m., our guests will begin their hour-long presentations, which will be followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period.
This is the second year that St. Matthew’s is bringing powerful, well-known speakers to talk about changes in faith and its expression. During Lent 2013, five distinguished local clergy addressed the resurrection of Jesus, speaking to a packed parish hall each week.
St. Matthew's Mathes Hall is at 36 Norwood Road in Charleston's South Hills behind the sanctuary.
An offering of $4 per person to help meet the costs of the dinner is requested but not required.
For more information about this or other events at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Charleston, call Fr. John Hagan at (304) 343-3835 or at (304) 542-1542.
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