|our chant director, Jonathan Ryan|
The cathedral parish made three of its restored side altars available for any attending priest who wished to celebrate a private Mass during the morning.
|review of the EF rubrics before Mass|
|more review, there is much to remember|
This afternoon we celebrated the Feast of the Visitation of our Lady with a Solemn High Mass in the extraordinary form.
|The high altar prepared for Solemn High Mass|
Before getting to that, however, the plenary talk was by Denis McNamara, on the subject of Liturgy and Architecture: The Essential Questions.
After lunch came another polyphony rehearsal to prepare for Saturday's Requiem Mass. Confessions were available before Mass.
|All under the watchful eye of St. Mother Theodore Guerin|
|The various scholae await the start of Mass|
|Gloria in Excelsis Deo!|
|The men's schola chants the Gradual.|
the Gospel being chanted facing liturgical North - North symbolizes the barbarians who await the Good News of Christ.
the advanced men's schola chants the Communion Proper
|Ite, missa est|
To round out evening, the episcopal cathedral hosted an organ concert by Mr. Simon Thomas Jacobs, 2013 winner of the St. Albans International Organ Competition.
|Pange Lingua (Livre d'orgue, 1699)|
Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)
Organ and chant in alternatum