The 5th Sunday after the Epiphany

  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church 539 Kapahulu Avenue Honolulu, HI, 96815 United States

The 5th Sunday after the Epiphany

Sunday, February 5

Morning Prayer 7:30 am
Low Mass 8:00 am
Solemn High Mass 10:00 am
Evening Sung Mass 6:00 pm

The St. Blase Blessing of Throats

The St. Blase Blessing of Throats will be after all three masses on Sunday, February 5, using two candles from the Candlemas liturgy on February 2. After the mass, proceed to the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel and kneel at the altar rail for your blessing by the priest.

From the Book of Blessings:
Saint Blase was the bishop of Sebaste in Armenia during the fourth century. Very little is known about his life. According to various accounts he was a physician before becoming a bishop. His cult spread throughout the entire Church in the Middle Ages because he was reputed to have miraculously cured a little boy who nearly died because of a fishbone in his throat. From the eighth century he has been invoked on behalf of the sick, especially those afflicted with illnesses of the throat.

The Music at the Solemn High Mass

Venite adoremus Deum - Mode II
Missa brevis in g minor - Scott Villard (b. 1971)
Psalm 112 - Peter Hallock (1924-2014)
Ave verum corpus - W.A. Mozart (1756-91)

We limit not the truth of God - 629
How bright appears the Morning Star - 497
Sometimes a light surprises the Christian while he sings - 667
The people who in darkness walked - 126

Organ: Wie schön leuchtet der Morganstern - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Organ: How lovely shines the Morning Star - Paul Manz (1919-2009)