Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday, April 1: Tenebrae

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Man of SorrowAlbrecht Dürer, 1511, woodcut

Wednesday, April 1, 19:00 (7 P.M.)
the Office of Matins and
Lauds of Maundy Thursday

Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Eugene Sta.Ana

Please join us at St. John the Evangelist in North Park for this year's Tenebrae, the office of Matins and Lauds, focusing on the passion of Christ, sung in Latin in Gregorian chant. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Saturday, March  21: Mass for the Saturday after the 4th Sunday of Lent

Santa Maria Maggiore (Rome) mosaic on frontside
 Filippo Rusuti: mosaic on the frontside of Santa Maria Maggiore (Rome)
Christ proclaims: I am the light of the world (from the Gospel of the day).
Saturday, March  21 10:00 (AM)

with Gregorian Chant 
for the Saturday after the 4th Sunday of Lent
Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Richard Perozich

Map of Immaculate Conception Church

The ferial days of Lent are indeed extraordinary days. All have their own proper (the movable part of the text of the liturgy). The Romans used to gather at one church, where the collect prayer was sung (collect means gathering), and then go in procession to another church (the so called stational church), where  Mass was celebrated. Come to Immaculate Conception church to experience these venerable rituals and hear ancient chants rarely heard outside of traditional monastic communities.

Photos of Vespers of Laetare Sunday

Monday, March 9, 2015

Sunday, March 15: Vespers of the 4th Sunday of Lent

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 Feeding of the Multitude, mosaic,XII century,  
Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora, Constantinople

Sunday, March 15, 15:00 (3:00 PM)

 Vespers of  the 4th Sunday of Lent
(Lætare Sunday)
Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Eugene Sta.Ana

4080 Hawk St, San Diego, CA 92103

Please join us at St. Vincent de Paul for Vespers of Lætare Sunday. The name is taken from the first word of the Introit, Lætare, which means "rejoice". The Apostle Paul, by quoting the prophet Isaiah,  invites us to rejoice with Jerusalem, to signify the joy of our approaching paschal redemption through the sacrifice on the cross of Our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ. Hear and feel all this through Gregorian chant.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sunday, February 22: Vespers of the First Sunday of Lent

Christ's temptation (Monreale)
Christ's temptation - mosaic in Monreale Cathedral
Sunday, February 22, 15:00 (3:00 PM)

 Vespers of the 1st Sunday of Lent
with Benediction
Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Eugene Sta.Ana

4080 Hawk St, San Diego, CA 92103

Now is the time - St. Paul tells us - that is acceptable to God. It is the time, by God's grace, to reform our ways and to become His true servants. Against the temptation of the flesh, of the world, and of devil,  let our weapons  be prayer, fasting, and alms-giving. Come to St. Vincent de Paul for Vespers and hear these stern but necessary warnings sung in Gregorian chant.