My trip to the nation’s Capitol has the painter Brumidi fresh in my mind.
Here is some great news sent from a friend in New York City about more work by Brumidi together with a sacred event everyone in the area of Manhattan will want to take in.
The Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan will celebrate the restoration of its monumental Mural of the Crucifixion by Constantino Brumidi with the first traditional Forty Hours’ Devotion in the Archdiocese of New York since the Second Vatican Council.
The Forty Hours Devotion will take place over the first weekend of February and conclude with a Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool on Sunday, February 3rd at 10 AM coram sanctissimo (in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament). There will be sign-up sheets at the back of the Church of the Holy Innocents for those who would like to commit to adoring the Blessed Sacrament in the Church during the periods of Exposition.
The Forty Hours Devotion begins on the First Friday of February, February 1st, at 6:00 PM with a Solemn Votive Mass of the Blessed Sacrament (in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite). This Mass concludes with the Exposition and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament. The First Friday All Night Vigil begins after this Mass and will continue until 4:00 AM.
The Forty Hours continues on the First Saturday of February, February 2nd, at 1:00 PM with a Solemn Mass for the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Candlemas (in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite). This Mass will include the blessing of candles and procession.
At 4 PM there will also be a Pontifical Mass (in the ordinary form of the Roman Rite, versus populum and in English) for the Solemnity of the Dedication of the Church celebrated by His Excellency Dominick Lagonegro, Auxiliary Bishop of New York at which he will bless the restored Mural.
The Forty Hours Devotion concludes on the First Sunday of February, February 3rd, at 10:00 AM with a Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool coram sanctissimo for the Feast of the Dedication of the Church celebrated by His Excellency, James C. Timlin, Bishop Emeritus of Scranton. This Mass concludes with the Procession of the Blessed Sacrament and Reposition.