Almighty God, who by the hand of Mark the evangelist hast
given to thy Church the Gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of
God: We thank thee for this witness, and pray that we may
be firmly grounded in its truth; through the same Jesus
Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the
Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
There being no Mass at St. Athanasius today, I went to St. Paul's in Cambridge, Mass, home to the only Catholic boys choir school in the United States. The choir, together with the Men's Schola, sang for a Solemn High Mass in the Extradordinary form, with Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, who blogs at What Does the Prayer Really Say?, serving as celebrant. The Mass, and following talk (which I couldn't stay for) were sponsored by Juventutem Boston. Here are some photos and video of tonight's Mass.
|Servers and clergy entering the Sanctuary.
|The conclusion of the Introit.
|During the Introit, Prayers at the Foot of the Altar.
|The deacon chants the Gospel for the feast.
|Clergy in choro.
|Boys choir and Men's schola sing Palestrina's motet Sicut Cervus at the Offertory.
|Sanctus, Consecration and Benedictus. The Ordinary was the
Missa Quarti Toni by Tomás Luis de Victoria.
|Ecce Agnus Dei.