Friday, April 18, 2008

Vespers

Here is a video (accessed from this page) of "Evening Prayer at the Basilica" - the Vespers celebrated by the Pope in Washington D.C. this week. Apparently, this is the Crypt Church at that location.

A truly beautiful setting, and some exquisitely beautiful music. (Unfortunately, the announcers seem to want talk over quite a lot of it, rather than letting it speak for itself. And shockingly - at least to this Episcopalian - there is actual applause from the hundreds of Bishops in attendance, when the Pope enters.)

2 comments:

Mark said...

I really do not like applause either. I am sure there is some "official" document somewhere that says it is appropriate; whilst I don't expect everyone to know that, the Bishops ought to!

bls said...

I was really surprised! That beautiful music made the atmophere so solemn and worshipful - and then everybody started clapping!

Something of a buzzkill, really. ;-)

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