Friday, August 17, 2012

Assumption at St. Benedict's, Richmond, Virginia

A number of our readers have sent in their Assumption day photos from their respective parishes. We shall do as we always do and try to show as many of these as we can. We begin today with St. Benedict's in Richmond, Virginia:

In celebration of the centenary year of Saint Benedict Parish in Richmond, Virginia the Reverend James F. Kauffmann, S.S.L., Pastor, along with the Reverend Robert Novokowsky, F.S.S.P., Pastor, and the Reverend Karl Marsolle, F.S.S.P., Parochial Vicar, Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Richmond, offered a Solemn High Mass in the usus antiquior on the Solemnity of the Assumption 2012 for over 600 congregants and visitors.

Accompanied by Mr. James A. Dorn, choirmaster/organist at Saint Benedict Church, the choir, under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Axel Theimer of Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, sang the Missa Brevis by Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967).

The Proper Chants were sung by the Schola from Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Mr. David Pedersen, choirmaster.

Additionally, the choir sang Ave Maria by Franz Biebl (1906 – 2001) and Ave Maris Stella by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907). Prelude music was performed by Saint Benedict trombone quartet.

(See more photos here)

In addition, a full length recording of the Mass has been made which you can view here:

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