Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Church of Santa Maria in Ceccano: Solemn High Mass in the Usus Antiquior

Sunday, September 20: Holy Mass was sung in the Gregorian rite in the twelfth century church of Santa Maria a Fiume in the town of Ceccano, just south of Rome.  The celebrant was Don Stefano Carusi of the Istituto del Buon Pastore (http://www.institutdubonpasteur.org/)  and the magnificent choir was the Concentus Musicus Josquin Des Pres directed by Maestro Mauro Gizzi.  Needless to say, to witness this spirituality inside a church consecrated in 1196 really makes one feel the continuity of the Roman rite as it spans the ages.   

1 comment:

  1. The sacred ministers vote to establish the Archconfraternity of those in favour of the Usus Antiquior but also of AIR-CONDITIONING!