Holy Communion – Book of Common Prayer (8:30am)
This service is quiet, contemplative and intimate. It is entirely spoken and follows the order of service found in the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), copies of which are found in each pew. Some say that the traditional language of the service helps them feel a part of something ancient and transcendent. Others like being up early and the quiet of the early morning Cathedral!
The service includes prayers, readings from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, and a homily, and Holy Communion.
Choral Eucharist – Book of Alternative Services (11:00am)
This service follows the service for Holy Communion from the Book of Alternative Services (BAS). It is characterized by heightened ceremony and choral music.
The choir leads the congregation in the singing of hymns, the psalm, and scripted responses throughout the service. The choral music is chosen from the rich Anglican tradition (from the sixteenth century to the present), as well as from the Catholic tradition predating the Reformation in England. Much of the music is drawn from the Renaissance, a period considered by many to be the “golden age” of choral music. Known for its beauty and serenity, this music helps to create a service which, at its best, becomes a place of contemplation and divine encounter. The frequent use of Latin (and of Greek in the Kyrie) may seem strange to newcomers at first, but it connects us with centuries of believers who came before, and it allows the spirit of the listener to rise with the music itself, unencumbered for the moment by the constraints of language.
The Choral Eucharist at All Saints’ is a joyous, restorative, and much-loved celebration. Please join us and experience it for yourself.
This service is both in-person and also live-streamed on Youtube
St. Marks-Jieng Parish (2:00pm)
Worship: St. Mark’s-Jieng Anglican Parish worships on Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm at All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral, and is based on the Dinka Book of Common Prayer. Our worship is always conducted in the Dinka Language in Anglican traditions with lovely music and sometimes switches to English service during big occasions. Services are led by Reverend Akon Lual Akon, Rector, and Reverend John Ayuen, Assistant Priest.
Choral Evensong (7:00pm)
Choral Evensong at All Saints is one of Edmonton’s best-kept musical secrets.
Normally on the first Sunday of the month, at 7:00pm, priest and choir offer this ancient Service of Evening Prayer set to music. Created by Thomas Cranmer during a time of great uncertainty, danger, and upheaval (the Reformation in the days of Henry VIII), Choral Evensong combines the two older offices of Vespers and Compline. A work of art as well as a service of prayer, it offers a reprieve from the noise and haste of day-to-day life and can be enjoyed by anyone who loves music and poetic language. Congregants may join in the singing of three hymns if they wish, but nothing is required of them.
There is no Eucharist (mass), and only a brief meditation rather than a sermon. Those who attend are simply invited to a time of prayer and peace.