On Thursday, May 28, Associate Organist John Stunteback introduced the hymns to be sung during this coming Sunday's live-streamed service for May 31 at 11 a.m—The Feast of Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.
The Hymns discussed are:
Hail thee Festival day! (tune: Salva festa dies) - The Hymnal 1982 #225
Loving Spirit (tune: Omni die) - Wonder Love & Praise #742
Holy Spirit, ever living (tune: Abbot's Leigh) - The Hymnal 1982 #511
...with a bonus presentation of the tunes on which the Sunday's organ voluntaries are based: The Lutheran chorale Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott (the basis of the Buxtehude prelude), and the plainsong hymn Veni Creator Spiritus (the basis of the Bédard postlude).
Join us in the future on Thursdays at 4 p.m. for another live hymn chat! Just visit the cathedral's public Facebook page at the time of the broadcast—if you "follow" the cathedral on Facebook, you should receive a notification when we're live.