Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Catholic Artists Society and Fr. U.M. Lang in New York on October 31st: Vespers, "Art, Beauty and the Sacred"

The Catholic Artists Society has announced a rather interesting lecture this coming October 31st at 6:30pm on "Art, Beauty and the Sacred" given by Fr. Uwe Michael Lang. The evening will include the celebration of First Vespers of All Saints in the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer.

Here are further details:

The Catholic Artists Society and the Dominican Friars of St. Vincent Ferrer invite artists, patrons, and friends to a special All Hallows Eve liturgy, lecture, and reception at the parish of St. Vincent Ferrer in Manhattan (Lexington Avenue at 66th Street) at 6.30pm on October 31st, 2011.


We will celebrate the ancient and beautiful liturgy of Solemn First Vespers for All Saints, officiated by our special guest, Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, C.O. Father Bruno Shah, OP from St. Vincent Ferrer, and Father Michael Barone from the archdiocese of Newark, will assist in the liturgical celebration. Gregorian chant and polyphonic settings will be provided by a professional choir led by David J. Hughes, Organist & Choirmaster at St. Mary's Church, Norwalk, CT.

Art, Beauty and the Sacred

Following vespers, Fr. Uwe Michael Lang will give a presentation entitled "Art, Beauty and the Sacred." A native of Germany, Fr. Lang is a priest of the Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri in London. He holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford, was ordained to the priesthood in 2004, and worked in parish and school ministry until 2007. He has published various articles on Patristics and liturgical studies, including his bookTurning Towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer, which came out first in German in 2003 with a preface by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and has since been translated into various languages. Recently, he has edited and contributed to the volumeThe Genius of the Roman Rite: Historical, Theological and Pastoral Perspectives on Catholic Liturgy (Chicago 2010). Fr Lang is a staff member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments and Coordinator of the Master's program in "Architecture, Sacred Art and Liturgy" at the Università Europea di Roma/Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum. In September 2008, he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as Consultor to the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff.


A social with refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will follow in the church hall.

More recent articles:

For more articles, see the NLM archives: