Mount Calvary Church, Baltimore: Reception into the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter
  • Music for 22 Jan 2012 (Epiphany III)

    Solemn High Mass, Confirmation, Reception into the Catholic Church
    The Rev'd Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary
    Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter
    Ordinary: Mass for Four Voices (Tallis)
    Propers: Gregorian (Palmer/Burgess)
    Asperges: chant (congregation)
    Creed: III (fauxbourdon 'Et incarnatus')
    Verse Anthem:
    Almighty God, who by thy Son (Gibbons) (BCP collect for Saint Peter's Day)
    Motet: Cantate Domino (Schutz))
    Praeludium in g (Buxtehude)
    Christ is made the sure foundation (Westminster Abbey)
    Come down, O Love divine (Down Ampney)
    The Church's one foundation (Aurelia)
    Firmly I believe (Nashotah House) (text by Blessed JH Newman)

    Solemn Evensong and Benediction
    The Rev'd Eric Bergman, officiant (Scranton, PA)
    The Rev'd Dwight Longecker, preacher (Greenville, SC)
    Responses: Smith of Durham
    Canticles: Purcell in g
    Office Hymn: Lucis creator

    Hymn: The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended (Saint Clement)

    O salutaris (de la Rue)
    Tantum ergo (hymn: Saint Thomas)
    Adoremus in aeternum (plainsong)
    Psalm 117 (Batten)
    Hymn: Holy God, we praise thy Name (Grosser Gott)

  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
    Posts: 5,137
  • We praise thee, O God, we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.....

    & cet.......... Day by day we magnify thee, and worship thy Name ever, world without end.


  • miacoyne
    Posts: 1,805
    It was truly a blessing for me and my family to be at the Mass and see them confessing their faith and being accepted to the Catholic Church.

    Each person knelt and confirmed to be in full communion with the Catholic church,
    and the homily was also very moving.

    Profession of Faith
    "I believe and profess all that the holy Catholic Church believes, teaches, and proclaims to be revealed by God."

    The celebration of the Mass was humble, solemn, and holy, and the music was superb. (the congregation sang their parts beautifully as well as the choir.)

    The Mass was celebrated Ad Orientem,

    and the Communion guide from the handouts,
    'Communicants at Anglican Use Masses receive the sacrament kneeling at the altar rail unless prevented by health.  We also encourage communicants to consider the example of Masses celebrated by our Holy Father, Pope Benedict, where the faithful follow the custom of receiving the Host directly on the tongue."

    This parish will be an inspiration and example to others in this area in celebrating the Holy Mass.

    Deo Gratias

  • francis
    Posts: 10,635
    Incredible! God DOES reside in Baltimore! Blessed be the hearts of Jesus and Mary, our King and Queen!
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
    Posts: 5,137
    Any chance that this Mass was recorded?
  • There was a video recording, but I'm not sure about the sound quality. Many photos have been posted various places, including my Facebook.