Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pontifical High Mass of St Philip at the London Oratory

Bishop John Sherrington celebrated Pontifical High Mass for St Philip's Day at the London Oratory earlier today. The Mass was celebrated in anticipation for the boys of St Philip's School who will be on holiday next week. The Deacon was the School Chaplain, Fr Dominic Jacob and the Sub-deacon was Fr Rupert McHardy, a former pupil of the school. The St Philip's Schola sang plainchant, Croce, Elgar, Jacob and Sewell's Pangamus Nerio, accompanied by organ, trumpets and timpani. After Mass, Bishop Sherrington blessed the school with the relic of St Philip and gave every boy a prayer card of St Philip.

The Solemnity of St Philip is on Tuesday 26 May and there will be a High Mass at the London Oratory at 6.30pm. The preacher will be Fr Ian Ker, and the Oratory Choir will sing Haydn's Heiligmesse with orchestra (see poster at the foot of this post for details).

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