Thursday, March 25, 2010

SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION: SOLEMN SUNG VESPERS AND BENEDICTION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT

SOLEMN SUNG VESPERS I, FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION BEGINNING WITH EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION AND CONCLUDING WITH BENEDICTION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT

As a prelude to Solemn Sung Vespers and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament,the Eucharistic Procession through the Church (not last night, but a previous time, but almost like this!)

For the Vigil of the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Solemn Sung Vespers, with Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and a Eucharistic Procession in the Church as a prelude, concluding with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. It was glorious and befitting such a solemn feast:
Our Incarnate Lord, Incarnate now in the Most Holy Eucharist, The Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. This too is by the Power of the Holy Spirit as was the Incarnation!

Venite Adoramus, O Come Let us Adore Him!

Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord!

We had our children preparing for First Holy Communion and our 9th graders preparing for Confirmation to form an honor guard for the Eucharistic Procession. The choir, cantor and congregation sang the psalms of the Liturgy of the Hours for Evening Prayer I for this Solemnity. The choir sang the Magnificat by Ralph Vaughn Williams. Every part of Vespers was sung. It was indeed glorious.

Until we meet again for the Solemnity of the Annunciation 2011!

Christmas is exactly nine months from now, I can't wait!

3 comments:

Laura said...

The Solemn Sung Vespers and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament last evening was wonderful. We are truly blessed!

Templar said...

I am sorry I missed it Father. I was so looking forward to it, and we were actually in the van on the way when an unexpected illness forced us to turn back. I was crestfallen.

Have you given any thought to doing a Tenebrae Service on Wednesday the 31st? I believe it could be done the traditional way as a devotional since the new books have technically removed it.

Tenebrae provides almost as profound a sense of loss as the striping of the Altars on Friday.

Abel said...

You are providing beautiful leadership for your young people!