Traditional Mass

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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When I lived in New York City, I loved to attend the Latin Mass at St. Agnes Church at 43rd St. and 3rd Ave. It was the only Latin Mass celebrated at that time. Later the Bishop of Brooklyn authorized a Latin Mass in Queens, where I lived, at Christ the King High School in Middle Village. I served the Mass as an altar boy, which was celebrated by an elderly priest. Sometimes I had to help the priest get up after he genuflected, his legs were not strong, but I loved assisting him and serving in this way. Now that I'm old I need someone to help me up too! Anyway, I'm so happy to have these memories and to have experienced these wonderful and happy events in my life.

Wednesday, January 25, a Missa Cantata for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul will be celebrated at 6 P.M. at the Church of the Holy Innocents (West 37th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan).

The Holy Innocents Schola will sing Henri Dumont's plainchant Messe Royale du Priemier Ton, the first time this ordinary setting has been sung at Holy Innocents since the weekday sung Masses in the traditional rite began.

The video below provides a sample of the music (in another choir's rendition) laid under some pictures from Holy Innocents:  

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