Here is a service of evensong for today, the feast of St. Thomas Ken. This was a labour of love for me and I am very happy with the results. Make me even happier by giving it a listen and justifying the amount of time I spent cobbling it together.

And let me know what you think of it. Believe it or not there are some things that I do need encouraging in.

The words and credits can be found at ST. LAIKA'S.

MP3 File


WORSHIP AT ST. LAIKA’S — 13 Comments

  1. Yet again you have to remind everybody that I was responsible for unleashing the barely legal WOUNDED BIRD onto an unsuspecting world. If only I hadn’t been so encouraging . . . ūüôā

  2. I wasn’t referring to myself in particular. All of us humans need an encouraging word from time to time.

    And now all the world knows that you ghost-write Wounded Bird.

  3. Quite the opposite. I encouraged you to be yourself if I remember right. But God is merciful and I’m sure he’ll forgive me if I live the rest of my life in sackcloth and ashes.

  4. I enjoyed the service and thought you did a great job of making it fit the man we were commemorating. A well done work.


  5. I thought it was quite lovely, too. Your services both slake and pique my thirst for Anglican knowledge and lore.

  6. The prayer service is nicely done, MadPriest.

    annski, here’s more Anglican knowledge and lore:

    The King had a mistress, Nell Gwyn, and for his convenience wished to lodge her in his chaplain’s residence. Thomas sent the King a sharp refusal, saying that it was not suitable that the Royal Chaplain should double as the Royal Pimp. Charles admired his honesty and bluntness, and when the bishopric of Bath and Wells became available soon after, he declared, “None shall have it but that little man who refused lodging to poor Nellie!” Ken was accordingly made a bishop. When Charles was on his deathbed, it was Ken whom he asked to be with him and prepare him for death.

    Thomas Ken was quite a man, as was King Charles Charles, not to take offense and revenge.

    Quote above from The Lectionary. Here in the US, we celebrate Thomas Ken’s feast on March 21.

  7. Came home after 9 p.m. from a meeting at church and turned to this Evensong to restore me so I might sleep tonight. Well done. Thank you, MP.

    I also forwarded the link to the St. Laika’s posting of the Evensong to my parishioners and deacon who were at the meeting, and the hispanic missioner who was with us. Again, thank you so much, MP.