A podcast for Low Sunday
Sunday, 19th April 2020
A new podcast is released today for Low Sunday which begins with the story of the disciples in their own lockdown. It was recorded this week in Infirmary Hall, a 14th century space within the Abbey’s precincts which was once part of the monastic infirmary.
It is the latest in a series of new podcasts on AudioBoom which the Abbey is producing for worshippers in London, the UK and across the world who are unable to attend church services.
The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle said:
The Sunday after Easter is sometimes called ‘Low’ Sunday’ and that can make you think that we have now put the celebration firmly back in the box. In truth, the idea that this was Low Sunday probably came from a text that used to be sung on this second Sunday of the Easter season, Let us with lowly tone the Saviour's praises sing.
No sense there of a celebration that is done and dusted – rather the idea is, precisely, that you go on singing. Easter has changed everything, all creation is transformed. What is it though that is different?
In this podcast we begin with the story of the disciples in their own lockdown, terrified after Jesus’ death, and we attend to what Jesus says to them and what it means.
Introduced by The Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian, the podcast has a reading of John 20: 19-31 by Dr Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director of the Westminster Abbey Institute, an address by The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster and anthem Jubilate Deo by William Walton sung by the Abbey Choir, conducted by James O’Donnell, and kindly supplied by Hyperion Records.