The Crucifixion: An Oratorio for Lent

During the 2023 Lenten Season, please join us for The Crucifixion: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer, an oratorio composed by John Stainer in 1887 with text by W J Sparrow Simpson. The Chapel Choir of the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green will sing selections from the oratorio during worship services throughout Lent and will present the full oratorio on Good Friday, April 7. The full schedule is listed below. Pastor Ruth’s sermons during Lent will relate to the portions of the oratorio presented during each service. Join us in the Chapel or via the livestream:

February 22, 8:00PM
(Ash Wednesday)
For the Love of Jesus (hymn)
March 5, 10:45AM
(2nd Sunday of Lent)
And As Moses Lifted Up the Serpent
(bass recitative)
God So Loved the World (chorus)
March 12, 10:45AM
(3rd Sunday of Lent)
And They Came to a Place Named Gethsemane
(tenor recitative)
The Agony (tenor and bass solo and chorus)
March 19, 10:45AM
(4th Sunday of Lent)
Jesus Said, ‘Father, Forgive Them’
(tenor and male chorus recitative)
So Thou Liftest Thy Divine Petition
(tenor and bass solo duet)
The Mystery of the Intercession (hymn)
March 26, 10:45AM
(5th Sunday of Lent)
Is It Nothing to You? (bass solo)
The Appeal of the Crucified (chorus)
April 2, 10:45AM
(Palm/Passion Sunday)
Processional to Calvary (organ solo)
Fling Wide the Gates (chorus and tenor solo)
April 6, 8:00PM
(Maundy Thursday)
For the Love of Jesus (hymn)
April 7, 8:00PM
(Good Friday)
Entire Oratorio