Richard Hillert, 86, a noted composer of church music, died at his home in Melrose Park, Ill., on Feb. 18. He is best known for his canticle on the text from Revelations, "Worthy is Christ," with its antiphon, "This is the feast of victory for our God." Known to many Christians simply as "This is the Feast," the canticle is published in more than 30 worship books of various denominations and sung weekly in worship services worldwide. The song was originally written as part of Setting One of Holy Communion, published in the Lutheran Book of Worship in 1978.
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