Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A Christmas Compilation

Readers have been busy sending in audio as well as photos of Christmas masses from their regions, and I want to share some of these with you -- I would be delighted as well to receive some from different countries as well such as:

Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Spain and so on.


1. Westminster Cathedral

Take advantage, while it is available online, of hearing the Divine Office and Midnight Mass (Ordinary Form) from Westminster Cathedral, London.

"The first Mass of Christmas is celebrated in the spectacular setting of Westminster Cathedral.

"Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, reflects on how Christ's birth into fear and poverty can speak to a global society in the 21st century. The service begins with a candlelit vigil of music, readings and psalms before the midnight hour is heralded by bells and the singing of the Gloria."

Mass setting: Missa ad praesepe (George Malcolm)
Office Hymn: Of the Father's hear
Psalm 18: Diffusa est gratia (Byrd)
Reading: Isaiah 11
O Magnum mysterium (Poulenc)
Reading from Leo the Great
Carol: O little town of Bethlehem
Nesciens mater (Mouton)
A spotless rose (Herbert Howells)

2. The Dominican Nuns of Summit, NJ

These nuns have sent in this recording the Christmas Sequence (the Laetabundus) from their monastery.


The photos all sent to me so far are of the Christmas celebrations in the 1962 Missal, but those who have reform of the reform pictures, please send them in as well. I need those of you here who are on the NLM who are more active in the reform of the reform circles to be more aggressive in getting these things to me!

Sydney, Australia:

From Detroit, USA:

Our Lady of Lourdes in Philadelphia, USA:

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