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Friday, 3 April 2009

The Way of the Cross at St John Cantius

Truly wonderful, very beautiful, very prayerful, very moving.
Br Jonathan made the organ pray on the prelude and postlude, and the choir was superb.
And oh! that Mawby piece! i wonder if it's within our grasp?
Himself even forgave me for having (correctly,) remembered that the website gave a 7:00 start time, when we arrived (early as always, Himself has a Protestant dread of being late to church ;o)) it turned out to be 7:30.
Ah, well.... with no thought of Lenten abstemiousness, we grabbed a (now understandably,) excellent parking space, and with time to spare (even I can't make a 45 minute confession,) trudged past the interstate, and had cuban coffee.

Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross in Latin)

Details:
Apr. 3, 7:00 pm
Vexilla Regis
Giovanni Cavaccio (c. 1556 – 1626)

Eripe Me De Inimicis
Andreas Raselius (c. 1562 – 1602)

Factus est Dominus firmamentum meum
Orlando di Lasso (1532 – 1594)

Caligaverunt
Colin Mawby (b. 1936)

Ecce Vidimus
Anonymous

Christus Factus Est
Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni (1657 – 1743)

Sepulto Domino
Jacob Handl (1550 – 1591)

St. Cecilia Choir

Jesus Comforts the Weeping Women of Jerusalem
Marcel Dupré (1886 – 1971)

Jesus is Laid in the Tomb (The Stations of the Cross, Op. 29)
Marcel Dupré (1886 – 1971)

Organ Prelude & Postlude
There is a bit of a running controversy at my parish about the fact that they used to have Benediction after Stations in Lent, and are no longer "allowed." (Naughty, naughty pre-conciliar ideas!)

Why?
What is all that about?
I wonder if I can effect any change in that regard.

1 comment:

da bean said...

This looks really nice. I've done a "musical" stations of the cross before. I'm surprised this kind of thing isn't done more often. THank you for sharing this!