Tuesday, November 06, 2012

All Souls at Our Lady of Victory, Rochester, New York

While it is wonderful to show familiar parishes and oratories, particularly some of the "flagship parishes" related to the usus antiquior and reform of the reform, it is always gratifying to be able to show parishes and oratories that we haven't featured before. In this instance the church in question is Our Lady of Victory / St. Joseph's Parish in Rochester, New York.

For All Souls Day, a Missa Cantata was celebrated by Fr. Ronald Antinarelli, set to Faure's Requiem as sung by the choir of this parish, with soloists and orchestra from the Eastman School of Music.

NLM is told this is the second Mass the parish has celebrated according to the usus antiquior. (And I am pleased to see the use of unbleached beeswax candles was not neglected.) Here are some video highlights.


Incidentally, the church in question dates from 1868 and is rather interesting as regards it architectural exterior:


Here too is a view of the historic interior.