Friday, May 27, 2016

Latin Vespers for the Dedication of a Church

A reader in the Netherlands, Mr Sander Zwezerijnen, has posted on his Youtube channel this nice video of Vespers, sung in Latin and Gregorian chant in the Ordinary Form, for the feast of the Dedication of St Joseph’s Cathedral in Groningen, on May 25th. The hymn Urbs Jerusalem Beata, is followed by the Psalmody, (Psalms 45, 121 and the Alleluia canticle from Apocalypse 19), and the short reading from Apocalypse 21, at which point the battery of his recording device died. The clergy and choir of the cathedral are very much to be commended not only for cultivating the Church’s tradition and Her preferred form of liturgical music, both also for solemnly celebrating a feast which is too often neglected.

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