Rorate Caeli
You report: Day of tradition in the Washington, D.C. area

Rorate already announced traditional Latin vespers and Benediction with two Diocese of Arlington priests and an all-male choir this coming Laetare Sunday here. Earlier that day, 15 minutes north, there will be a traditional Latin Missa Cantata offered by Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth (the outstanding English priest designated by Pope Benedict XVI as executive director of ICEL). Monsignor Wadsworth's old choir -- the Byron Consort of Harrow School -- will sing. The Mass will be at the regular Sunday time of 9 a.m. at Saint Mary, Mother of God church at 5th and H streets, NW, in Washington, D.C., with coffee/doughnuts to follow in the parish hall. Rarely do Americans get to hear boys choirs anymore, and even more rarely do we get to hear a boys choir singing polyphony at a traditional Latin Mass -- something to certainly please Pope Saint Pius X.

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6 comments:

Cruise the Groove. said...

Wonderful to hear!
Do you know if the Paulus Institute has gotten permission for a priest to offer the TLM somewhere else?

Christopher J. Paulitz said...

I don't believe they have attempted to do anything besides the pontifical Mass. So, there will be nothing from them this year.

Cruise the Groove. said...

They are a one shot per year group?

Carlos Magno Oliveira said...

Deo Gratias!

Christopher J. Paulitz said...

The Paulus Institute has done one Mass so far. Nothing else to date.

Josephus Muris Saliensis said...

The Harrow Boys Choir performed a wonderful Lenten programme last Wednesday in a concert at the beautiful church of the Transfiguration, in Kensal Rise, London. The parish priest, Fr Sean Thornton, is a friend of Msgr Wadsworth.