Saturday, October 31, 2015

“Zeal for the Liturgy” - All Saints and All Souls in NYC, Naples, Italy, and Our Lady of Lebanon in Ohio

We have received and are posting a large-than-usual number of liturgical announcements for All Saints’ and All Souls’, with a lot of great music by composers like Victoria and Mozart. This was the case last year as well, when Ben noted à propos of this the words of Sacrosanctum Concilium, “Zeal for the promotion and restoration of the liturgy is rightly held to be a sign of the providential dispositions of God in our time, as a movement of the Holy Spirit in His Church. It is today a distinguishing mark of the Church’s life, indeed of the whole tenor of contemporary religious thought and action.” (no. 43) If only this had remained true longer than it took the ink with which it was written to dry! So it seems to me at least that these requests, which show a desire not only to do the liturgy well and beautifully, but also to share the experience with as many people as possible, are a sign of something very positive happening in the Church today. Of course, in far too many places good music is still the exception in church, not the norm, but events such as these are less rare than they were 30 years ago, and will continue to become more common. If you have the opportunity to go to such a liturgy this weekend, remember to say a pray for those who would love to attend something like it and cannot.

Holy Innocents in NYC - Victoria Requiem on All Souls’

EF Masses in Naples, Italy

On Sunday, November 1, at the Church of the Archconfraternity “del Soccorso all’Arenella” (piazzetta G.Gigante), 5:15 p.m, Eucaristic Adoration and recitation of the Rosary; 6:00 p.m., Missa cantata celebrated by Don Andrew Southwell.

Monday, November 2, at the Church of St Mary of the Souls in Purgatory (S. Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, via Tribunali 39), 5:30 p.m. Missa cantata, followed by the Absolution at the Catafalque, celebrated by Don Andrew Southwell.

EF All Souls at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in North Jackson, Ohio

On the Commemoration of All Souls, Mass will be celebrated according in the traditional rite at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson, Ohio, starting at 7 p.m, followed by the Absolution at the Catafalque. Music will be provided by the Schola Basilicae and the Shrine St. Cecilia Chorale

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