Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Opening Sessions at Sacra Liturgia - Dolan, Burke, Caggiano, Reid, Cipolla, Donelson

Sacra Liturgia USA 2015 will open in New York on Monday, June 1st, at 4:00pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.

We are honored that His Eminence the Archbishop of New York, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, will be present and will offer an address of welcome to the participants. His Excellency, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport and a native of Brooklyn, will speak on the role of the renewal of the Sacred Liturgy in the life of the Church today. Dom Alcuin Reid, who coordinates the Sacra Liturgia initiatives on behalf of Bishop Dominique Rey, Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, France, will convey a message from Bishop Rey (who is himself unable to be in New York due to a meeting of the French bishops). The conference’s USA organizers Father Richard Cipolla and Dr. Jennifer Donelson will then speak on the rationale for Sacra Liturgia USA and on conference logistics.

His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, who will be in attendance for the opening remarks, will then give his keynote address “Beauty in the Sacred Liturgy and the Beauty of a Holy Life,” after which he will be present in choir at the first liturgical celebration of Sacra Liturgia USA 2015, solemn
vespers, to be celebrated at the Church of St. Catherine of Siena (East 68th St.) at 7.30pm.

The conference is open to all who are interested in the Sacred Liturgy. Full and part time registration details are available at The registration deadline is May 1.

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