Monday, April 12, 2010

Easter and London

This year the Holy Week liturgies were in the seminary with the whole community, and it was incredible. Archbishop DiNoia celebrated the Easter Vigil with all of the faculty and other priests who are sutdying here. I will attach a link to his homily when it is available. I was in the choir for all the events, so though the view was not too great, I was able to sing out the joy of the Lord in this holy season!

After spending Holy Week in Rome, I traveled to London for Easter week. We (I went with a seminarian friend from Washington D.C.) were able to stay in a small parish in the heart of the city, and so were able to see most of the historic sights and also help the pastor with a few Easter activities.

Here is a picture of the front of Buckingham palace...can you pick me out of the crowd?

Here is an video clip of the Choir during the Easter Vigil.

This was the first time I was able to sing in a choir for Easter and Holy Week, and though it was a lot of hard work, it was a great experience. Many people said that we sang very well, and so that our practicing paid off; not only because people could hear us sing beautifully, but also because we sang for the glory of God. There are many things to sing about, but to be able to sing for the glory of God during Mass, especially the Easter Vigil, that was an extraordinary blessing of this first year at the College. God bless and Happy Easter!