Easter VI – Rogation Sunday
Sunday, May 26, 2019,4:00pm
Choral Evensong with Rogation Procession
Tryon Service – Richard Shepherd
Three Motets, Op. 2 – Edward Elgar
“On Sunday, May 26, Easter VI, at 4:00pm, Emmanuel will present a third annual Evensong with Rogation Procession. Our wonderful property lends itself to ‘beating the bounds,’ being very well defined and sufficiently expansive to give participants a sense that they have accomplished something by walking the three legs of the perimeter. I had an “oh, wow’ moment earlier today when I realized that the triangle is a traditional symbol of the Holy Trinity. There is a message there, perhaps.
The prayers offered as the Procession moves along request divine protection of the property, and invoke God’s blessing on activities that take place there. Frequently, such things have been focused on the agricultural aspects of the life of a parish – particularly in the English countryside of bygone days. Today, those of us who live in urbanized central Florida can make use of this ritual as a means of seeking divine support and encouragement of other sorts of development, such as our healthy and prosperous relationship with our neighbor, Audubon Park School, and the Audubon Park community.” – Jack Austin