Thursday, February 02, 2012

“Lumen ad revelationem gentium, et gloriam plebis tuae Israel.”

Tonight, a colleague and I drove up to Dayton, to Holy Family Church, administered by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), and which is dedicated to celebration of the Traditional Roman Rite and Sacraments. It was there that I joined an enthusiastic schola and choir of about sixteen men and women -- the Schola Cantorum Daytonensis and Polyphonic Choir, with a few visitors from Cincinnati thrown in -- who raised their voices in a joyful noise to the Lord.

In addition to the chanted propers of the Procession and Mass, we sang Vittoria's Ave Maria and Sub tuum praesidium by ... was it Palestrina? (Another senior moment sets in.) The former I already knew, the latter was easier to follow than I would have imagined.

The parish church is nearly a hundred years old, and has been immaculately restored, such that any image from a camera phone hardly does it justice.

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