Perhaps the most characteristic hymn of Holy Week, in a setting by Palestrina:
The Lenten responsory ‘Media vita’, sung by the Benedictine monks of Silverstream Priory, County Meath, Ireland:
In the midst of life we are in death; from whom shall we seek help, save Thee, O Lord? Who for our sins art justly angered. * Holy God, Holy mighty One, Moly merciful Saviour, do not hand us over to the bitterness of death.
(Verse 1): In Thee our fathers hoped; they hoped, and Thou hast liberated them. * Holy God…
(Verse 2): To Thee our fathers cried; they cried and were not confounded. * Holy God…
Gloria Patri…* Holy God…
Bishop Thomas Olmsted celebrates Mass from the Cathedral of SS. Simon and Jude:
[Reposting with an update.]
Here are links to sources for viewing the Mass on-line, live or recorded:
- The Fraternity of St Peter offers the traditional Latin Mass from various locations at http://www.livemass.net/
- Masses from oratories of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest can be viewed at their site.
With the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, Charles Town, West Virginia.
Skip to the 8-minute mark within the video for the beginning of the Office:
In the 1962 calendar the Friday before Palm Sunday is a feast in honor of the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady, so a sung Mass was celebrated in the evening at Saint Adelaide Church, Peabody, Massachusetts.
Celebrant: Fr. Raymond van de Moortell, co-pastor
The readings were presented by Fr. David Lewis, co-pastor
Schola: music director Michael Olbash, Richard Chonak, and Brendan Kenney
In accord with the directives of ecclesiastical and civil authorities, fewer than ten people were present.