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Friday, August 19, 2011
Feast of the Assumption in Oxford
For which reason, after we have poured forth prayers of supplication again and again to God, and have invoked the light of the Spirit of Truth, for the glory of Almighty God who has lavished his special affection upon the Virgin Mary, for the honor of her Son, the immortal King of the Ages and the Victor over sin and death, for the increase of the glory of that same august Mother, and for the joy and exultation of the entire Church; by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own authority, we pronounce, declare, and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma: that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory. Pius XII, 1st November 1950.
We celebrated this great feast with a Missa Cantata in SS Gregory & Augustine; for the first time the Schola Abelis has been functioning this far into the Long Vacation, and was able to accompany it - including with Polyphony. Here is a Gloria by Morales, Missa de beata virgine
Processing videos forces me to blog in arreas, so I hope readers enjoy them. Have a look at the post on the Schola's blog, and see more photos of the Mass here.