40 Hours Devotion in Chicago
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CHICAGO, IL (OCTOBER 11, 2008) - St. John Cantius Church in Chicago will observe 40 Hours of Eucharistic Devotion and Adoration.
The festivities begin on Wednesday, Oct. 15, the Feast of St. Theresa, at 7:30 pm with a Tridentine Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form).
Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament will begin after this evening Mass on Oct. 15th and continue day and night until Saturday, October 18, 2008, when the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed at 12 noon.
During the annual Forty Hours Devotion, the students of the Latin and Greek program at St. John Cantius Parish sponsor a Latin Holy Hour on Saturday, October 18th at 7:00 pm in the church.
During the holy hour the students lead the congregation in the recitation of devotional prayers in Latin, including the Rosary and the Litany of the Sacred Heart.
The Latin Holy Hour also features Latin Eucharistic hymns and motets, such as “Ave Verum,” “Salve Regina,” and “Tantum Ergo.” The Latin Holy Hour will be held on Saturday, October 18th at 7:00 pm in the church.
The conclusion of our annual 40 Hours devotion will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2008, with the 12:30 p.m. Solemn High Mass (Extraordinary Form) and 4:00 p.m. Solemn Vespers (Extraordinary Form), Eucharistic Procession and Benediction
Our honored guests for this day of joy will be Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Maria Anna, Princess of Galitzine, granddaughter of Blessed Karl of Austria, and her husband Prince Piotr D. Galitzine as well as members of the Royal Family.
Relics of St. John Cantius and of Blessed Karl of Austria will be exposed for public veneration on the Lady Altar.
The Feast of St. John Cantius (October 20) is a solemnity for the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius as well as for the parish; thus, the 4:00 p.m. Vespers service will be the First Vespers of the Solemnity of St. John Cantius, Confessor.
For the Vespers service at 4:00 p.m., the Sine Nomine Choir and Orchestra will sing Mozart's "Vesperae de Confessore", K. 339.
The Resurrection Choir and Orchestra of St. John's will provide music for the 12:30 p.m. Mass, along with the Schola Cantorum of St. Gregory the Great.
Music for 12:30 p.m. Mass
Mass in G
Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Laudate Pueri Dominum, HWV 537
George Frederick Handel (1685 – 1759)
Laudate Caeli Dominum
Adolf Hasse (1699 – 1749)
O God beyond all praising
Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934)
Resurrection Choir and Orchestra
Music for the 4:00 p.m. Vespers, Eucharistic Procession and Benediction
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 – 1594)
Te Deum, K. 141
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Sine Nomine Choir and Orchestra
Canons Regular of St John Cantius
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Traditional Breviary, Extraordinary Form
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