26 October 2009

Christ the King

The missa cantata yesterday afternoon was celebrated by Fr Hurley at Our Lady of Consolation West Grinstead for the feast of Christ the King. It was one of the most wonderful Masses I think I've ever assisted at.
It managed all at once to be profoundly intimate and mindblowingly cosmic.

The consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the end of Mass was moving, but the Christus vincit at the end of Mass had the hairs standing up on the back of my neck! The Seaford schola, led by Tom Haggar, provided the music, many thanks to them, and of course the exceedingly competent servers made everything go smoothly - well, you know they've done a great job when you don't notice them - no offence, boys!

Here's a taster of Christus vincit on youtube if you've not heard it before:

It was good to catch up after Mass over tea and flapjack, and to see Fr Goddard back on his feet.

All in all a pretty much perfect afternoon!

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