Ecumenical singing and Ordinariate Use liturgy

St Gregory the Great - Ecumenical Evensong 20150128– St. Gregory the Great in Stoneham, MA, will be hosting and Fr. Jürgen Liias will be leading an ecumenical Choral Evensong service according to the Ordinariate Use at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, their liturgical home, on Wednesday January 28th 2015 “to celebrate the Ordinariate’s third anniversary” (as Fr. Liias wrote in his letter of December 2nd).

Christ the redeemer anglican choir, danversHis Eminence Seán Cardinal O’Malley and other honored guests will be taking part and the music will be performed by the Choir of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, Danvers, under the direction of their Minister of Music Mr. Daniel McKinley, who will also serve as Organist. A Reception will follow.

– On a similar note, Monsignor Edwin Barnes of Iford, Bournemouth, UK, reported on his blog under the heading “Harmonious relations”: The Service of Lessons and Carols on 21st December was led by an augmented choir; our own little group, together with singers from other churches, Anglican and Catholic.

Choir rehearsal in Iford with Fr. Darryl Jordan OLW (r.)

Choir rehearsal in Iford with Fr. Darryl Jordan OLW (r.)

– The Sheffield Group receive the support of an Ecumenical Choir which is independent of the Ordinariate. The Choir practises traditional Mass settings and hymns from the English choirHymnal. They are always seeking new members from any denomination or none and meet on Mondays at the Parish Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Spring Water Ave, Sheffield S12 4HJ.

Anyone in the Sheffield area who is interested in joining a choir that has a friendly social life should contact the Choir Master, Mr. Mike Robinson (Tel.: 01909 569617, eMail: mk3spit@aol.com).

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