Thursday, September 08, 2022

Vespers of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Philadelphia

On Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm, the church of St Agatha - St James Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will hold a solemn choral Evensong according to the Ordinariate Divine Office for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The event is co-sponsored by the Durandus Institute for Sacred Liturgy & Music and the Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture. The featured music includes the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis from Orlando Gibbons’ Short Service, psalmody in Anglican chant, and the Phos hilaron of Sir John Stainer. St Agatha - St James, located at 3728 Chestnut Street, is home to the Newman Center for the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, the first Newman Center established in the United States.

A few photos of the same Vespers celebrated last year for the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin.

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