St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church to hold High Mass to honor All Saints Day

By Sally Neel
Special to The PREVIEW
There is mystical and holy atmosphere created in a service where prayers are chanted and incense wafts through the air, carrying the prayers to God.
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church plans to evoke the solemn holiness of All Saints Day with a High Mass (or Holy Communion) on Saturday evening, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. The service will honor all of the saints who have gone before us in the faith of Christ.
All Saints Day does not only honor the saints that the church has named, but all of our loved ones who have died in the faith. These are the people who have influenced our lives, who have shown an example of Christ-like living for us to emulate and follow.
A High Mass utilizes the same liturgy as the regular Sunday liturgy for Holy Communion, except the prayers, the creeds, scripture readings and responses are chanted. If you are not familiar with this style of worship, you are still encouraged to attend and experience this incredibly beautiful liturgy.
The NightSong Trio, with Heidi Tanner on violin, Jessica Peterson on flute and Sally Neel at the piano, will provide special music for the service. The public is invited to attend and join the congregation at a potluck dinner immediately following the service in the parish hall.
St. Patrick’s is located at 225 S. Pagosa Blvd. For more information about this or the regular services, call 731-5801.

This story was posted on October 28, 2017.