Sunday, October 30, 2011

All Saints and All Souls: Your Events

I am going to make a rare Sunday evening post since we are on the cusp of All Saints and All Souls. There are two reasons related to this.

First, to request that you send in your photos and videos and what not after the fact, be it of Sung Vespers and of your Masses, for both All Saints and All Souls.

Second, to provide you with an opportunity to use the combox to share your events. Right now I've been rather inundated with requests for such event announcements and these are always difficult to share for this very reason.

Off the top of my head I can tell you that I've heard of two celebrations of the First Vespers of All Saints -- which is absolutely wonderful since it is always good to see the Divine Office, and especially public Sung Vespers, assert itself; it is an important aspect of the new liturgical movement.

We have already mentioned those occurring in New York in association with Fr. Lang and the Catholic Artist's Society at the church of St. Vincent Ferrer, and we were recently informed that the Brothers of the Little Oratory, in conjunction with Una Voce Orange County, will sponsor Solemn First Vespers of the Feast of All Hallows in the Basilica church of Mission San Juan Capistrano. This will be five-cope vespers in the usus antiquior with the Tomas Luis de Victoria Choir of San Diego will providing the polyphony. And in point of fact, there is the possibility these particular Solemn Vespers are going to be live-streamed. For more info, see their Facebook event page.

Una Voce Toronto has also informed NLM of a Solemn Mass for All Saints.

Please feel free to share your local events in the combox, and don't forget to remember these events as they happen by sending them NLM's way. (My only word of advice on this front is to not delay too long in sending them to us as we try to stay reasonably close to liturgical time. The sooner you send them, the more likely it is that they will be published.)

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