Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Usus Antiquior in Cobh Cathedral

The good folks in the South of Ireland sent me in the following report and photographs coming from a recent Mass held in the, by now, well known Cathedral of Cobh.

"The Mass was a great success. About 400 turned up filling the nave when joined by the tourists who stayed to hear the Mass. The mixed age range of the congregation was noticeable.

"Some sixteen enthusiastic altar servers and acolytes turned up to serve the Mass. They ranged in age from 15 to 30. Four young men from Cobh were among the 16. These had been diligently trained by their Latin teacher, Brother Athanasius.

"The Lassus scholars from Dublin sang the O quam gloriosum to great effect and concluded with a Te Deum by Lassus."

(The Lassus Scholars)

All photographs by Darragh Kane

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