Saturday, June 28, 2008

Solemn Vespers for the Inauguration of the Pauline Year

Late this afternoon and early this evening (Rome time), the Pope is celebrating the Solemn Vespers to inaugurate the Pauline Year. The ceremony will occur in the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls.

The NLM, as usual, is happy to bring you ongoing coverage of this event.

The first note is musical. The outdoor procession began with the (Latin) chanting of the litany of the saints.

Much of the vespers service has so far been done in Latin.