Friday, March 19, 2010

Tenebrae: Matins and Lauds of Holy Thursday

On Wednesday, March 31, at 7:00 PM, at St. John's the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Brothers of the Little Oratory in San Diego and Chorus Breviarii San Diego sing the first offices of Tenebrae, or Matins (night office) and Lauds (morning prayer) of Holy Thursday, the start of the Holy Triduum. The La Jolla Renaissance Singers chamber choir will provide special polyphony, with music by T.L. de Victoria, Francisco Lopez-Capillas, Hernando Franco, and Jan Dismas Zelenka. Don't miss this rare annual event.

Wednesday, 31 March, 2010
Tenebrae of Holy Thursday
(Office of Matins and Lauds)
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church,
(Park Ave. and Polk St., Normal Heights)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Brothers' sing "Laetare" Sunday Vespers

The Brothers of the Little Oratory in San Diego and members of Chorus Breviarii San Diego sang 2nd Vespers of "Laetare" Sunday on 14 March, 2010, at St. Augustine's Monastery Chapel in San Diego's North Park neighborhood. The vespers were chanted according to the breviary of 1962, and were accompanied from the organ by a Brother. A clip of the Vespers is now viewable at the following web address:

Or you can watch it right here:

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Vespers of the 4th Sunday of Lent at St. Augustine's Chapel

(Tintoretto,The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes 1578-81 )

Sunday, March 14, 14:30 (2:30 P.M.)
Vespers of the 4th Sunday of Lent
with Gregorian chant psalmody.

Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Harry Neely, O.S.A.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mass of the VI Feria after the III Sunday of Lent

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(Christ and the Samaritan Woman. Paolo Veronese 1585)

Friday, March 12, 19:00 (7:00 P.M.)
Mass in the Extraordinary Form
for the VI Feria after the III Sunday of Lent
Collect at St. Mary Rutunda

Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Harry Neely, O.S.A.

Donations will benefit St. Augustine Monastery

During each day of Lent, the Pope would address the faithful at a certain church and then lead them in procession to the station church, where he would celebrate Mass (St. Lawrence in Lucina, for the Friday after the 3rd Sunday of Lent). The collect (literally, gathering) was at St. Mary in Rutunda (better known as the Pantheon), and the name "collect" is still used today to indicate the prayer said by the priest at the beginning of Mass.
If you cannot walk through the streets of Rome on Friday, come to St. Augustine's monastery and hear the Traditional Latin Mass sung in Gregorian chant, in the quiet atmosphere of the chapel. Translational booklets will be provided.