Those of you in the area of NYC, can go to Holy Innocents in Manhattan (37th btwn Brdwy & 7th) for a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form (would that I were celebrant!) tomorrow evening, Thursday.. Ascension THURSDAY.
Thursday evening at 6:15. Please note the adjusted time. The mass schedule at Holy Innocents’ is altered because of the Holy Day of Obligation.
The music program:
Prelude: Chorale Prelude on LLANFAIR (1994) by McNeil Robinson (b. 1943)
Mass Ordinary: Mass ‘Be not afraide’ by John Sheppard (c. 1515–1560) [Be not afraid, this is “Be not afraide” not “Be not afraid”.]
Motet at Communion: Jesu nostra redemptio by William Byrd (1540–1623)
This text was the compline hymn for Ascension in the Sarum use.
Recessional Hymn: Hail the day that sees Him rise (Llanfair)
Postlude: L’Ascension (1933) by Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992)
IV. Prière du Christ montant vers son Père
NOTE: Follow TWITTER updates for the music program and Masses at Holy Innocents… daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form and Sung Masses usually a couple times per week, Solemn Vespers on Sundays. Twitter -follow HISchola
Even if you are not located geographically in the area of New York City, follow their tweets just to see what is possible! Someday the whole story of the project at this parish will be told.