Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Holy Week Services at St. Mary's in Norwalk, CT

The Parish of St. Mary in Norwalk, Connecticut, under the pastor, the Rev. Richard G. Cipolla, has scheduled a full complement of services in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, as well as traditional devotions that have been a part of the parish’s life for many years.
On Good Friday, the traditional procession of the dead Christ through the streets will be completed by the restoration of the tradition (done in many European and Latin American nations) of the washing of the body and preparation for burial. This will take place during Compline and followed by an all-night vigil at the tomb.
The combined choirs under David Hughes, organist and choir director, will sing at various services, including Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil.

March 23 Tenebrae
7:00 p.m. The complete office of Matins and Lauds for Holy Thursday
Responsories  (Lassus and anon. German, ca 1550)
Miserere (George Malcolm)

March 24 Maundy Thursday
7:00 p.m. The Mass of the Lord's Supper
Missa Nos autem gloriari (La Rue)
O bone Jesu (Compere)
O vos omnes (Hieronymus Praetorius)
Ave verum corpus (Mawby)
Pange Lingua (Victoria)
8:30 p.m. Vespers and Stripping of the Altars
9:00 p.m. All-Night Vigil at the Altar of Repose

March 25 Good Friday
11:00 a.m. Via Crucis (Spanish)
12:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross (English)
3:00 p.m. The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion
Passio Domini Nostri Jesue Christi secundum Joannem (Byrd)
Reproaches (Senfl/plainsong)
Ecce lignum/Crux fidelis (Willaert)
Velum templi (Clemens)
Maria plena virtute (Fayrfax)
Vexilla Regis prodeunt  (Roman tone) (Victoria)
Miserere (Victoria)
7:00 p.m. Outdoor Procession
8:00 p.m. Compline and All-Night Vigil at the Tomb

March 26 Easter Vigil
2:00 p.m. Blessing of the Easter Food
7:00 p.m. The Great Paschal Vigil and First Mass of Easter
Messe solennelle (Widor)
Regina caeli (Aichinger)
Angelus Domini descendit (Lassus)
Dum transisset Sabbatum (Taverner)
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes (Byrd)
organ music of Tournemire.

March 27 Easter Sunday
9:30 a.m. The Mass of Easter
Missa Pascale (Senfl)
Haec dies (Byrd)
Congratulamini mihi omnes (Willaert)
organ music of Bach and Tournemire

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