Traditional Mass

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New Liturgical Movement: Votive Vespers (EF), Chair of St. Peter

New Liturgical Movement: Votive Vespers (EF), Chair of St. Peter


Votive Vespers (EF), Chair of St. Peter

Readers living in or near New York City may be interested to know that the Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral
(263 Mulberry Street, Manhattan) will celebrate its bicentennial with
votive Vespers (Extraordinary Form) for the Feast of St. Peter’s Chair
on Sunday, February 22nd, at 4:00 pm. The music dates from
approximately 200 years before the basilica was founded; composers
include Viadana, Anerio, and other great innovators who enriched the
western Church with artistic output fitting the reforms of the Council
of Trent. The schola will be supported by continuo played on organ and
theorbo, making for a unique and gorgeous sound. Father Peter
Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D., will be the celebrant. More details are
provided HERE.

When I worked in Manhattan, years ago, I sometimes attended Mass at Old St. Pat's. Mulberry Street is separated by Canal Street, with China Town on the south side and Little Italy on the north. I loved walking through those streets and eating in the fine restaurants on either side! Shopping on Canal Street was a plus too! Lots of sidewalk venders. Take your pick, Lo mien or spaghetti!