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Sunday, 19 October 2008

Solemn Vespers w/ Mozart

If anyone is in the Chicago area, does this not sound like a liturgical and musical and devotional FEAST?
Not for the first time, may I say God bless Fr Phillips and the Canons Regular.
(Our "vespers" inevitably include Shepherd Me O God...)
By the way, for those who worry about denying the faithful their rightful participation, seldom have I seen an assembly so attentive, so engaged , so actively participating as those gathered at St John Cantius for the Extraordinary Form, (even, now that I have experienced it, at Low Mass.) Besides the fact that their congregation practically defines the term "intentional community" in a way few parish churches do, I think a large part of this must be chalked up to the depth of catechesis. They are, despite the presence of numerous tiny beings in the pews who are new to life, new to walking and talking, let alone new to the Catholic Mass "liturgically mature" in a way that a parish with dismissal for Chidlren's Liturgy of the Word may need to struggle much harder for.

St.John Cantius

The Feast of St. John Cantius (October 20) is a solemnity for the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius as well as for the parish; thus, the 4:00 p.m. Vespers service will be the First Vespers of the Solemnity of St. John Cantius, Confessor.

For the Vespers service at 4:00 p.m., the Sine Nomine Choir and Orchestra will sing Mozart's "Vesperae de Confessore", K. 339.

The Resurrection Choir and Orchestra of St. John's will provide music for the 12:30 p.m. Mass, along with the Schola Cantorum of St. Gregory the Great.

12:30 p.m. Mass

Mass in G
Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

Laudate Pueri Dominum, HWV 537

George Frederick Handel (1685 – 1759)

Laudate Caeli Dominum

Adolf Hasse (1699 – 1749)

O God beyond all praising
Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934)

Resurrection Choir and Orchestra

4:00 p.m. Vespers, Eucharistic Procession and Benediction

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Pange Lingua
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 – 1594)

Te Deum, K. 141
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Sine Nomine Choir and Orchestra

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