Pentecost Solemnity
published on 23/03/2009 in 2009

Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May 2009, all the details of the offices, concerts...

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The spirit of the Lord fills the universe,
And he who encompasses all things,
Knows how to make people understand men of all languages, Hallelujah.

(Opening ceremony of the Pentecost Mass)

 

Today, Lord, by the Mystery of Pentecost, you sanctify your church in all peoples and in all nations;
Spread the gifts of the Holy Spirit on the immensity of the world, and continue in the hearts of believers the work of love that you have undertaken at the beginning of evangelical preaching.

(Pentecost Prayer)

 

 

Pentecost, from the Greek pentékostê, "fiftieth", is celebrated 50 days after Easter. It closes Easter time by celebrating the gift of the Holy Spirit to the apostles and the birth of the church.

During his last encounter with the disciples, Christ had said: You will receive a force, that of the Holy Spirit who will come upon you. Then you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and up to the ends of the Earth[[Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 1, Verse 8]].
The Acts of the Apostles [[Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 2, verses 1-13]] then tell that the twelve disciples and Mary, the mother of Christ, were all together when a wind-like blast filled the house and the tongues of Fire appeared.
Filled with a new inner strength, in which they recognize the action of the spirit of Jesus in them, the apostles overcome their fears and begin to testify with momentum of the good news of the resurrection. In Jerusalem first, then city in town and all over the Earth, the first Christian communities begin to organize themselves. Pentecost marks the birth of the Church, which brings together all the baptized into the Christian faith. 

 

 

Saturday 30 May 2009

17h45 : Office of the first Vespers of Pentecost

18h30 : Mass Early Pentecost

21:00 : Vigil of the Solemnity of Pentecost: Mass with confirmations of adults chaired by Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris.
Broadcast live on KTO, television Catholic.

Grand-orgue, Philippe Lefebvre; Choir organ, Yves Castagnet

 

Sunday, May 31, 2009

8:30 : Mass

9:30 : Solemn laudes of Pentecost

10:00 : Gregorian Mass
Master of Notre-Dame de Paris, choir of adults, young Ensemble, direction Sylvain Dini

11:30 : Solemn Mass
Mastery of Notre-Dame de Paris, adult choir, young ensemble, children's choir, direction Lionel sow
Veni mass creator (Sanctus, Agnus Dei) by Loïc Mallié, Joy de Benjamin Britten

12:45 : Mass

16:30 : Hearing at large organs by Philippe LEFEBVRE, Titular organist. To the program: Veni anthem creator by Nicolas de GRIGNY (1672-1703) – Fantasy and Fugue in g minor BWV 542 by Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) – Variations on the Veni creator by Maurice DURUFLÉ (1902-1986) – improvisation by Philippe LEFEBVRE

17h45 : Solemn Vespers of Pentecost

18h30 : Solemn mass presided over by Cardinal André VINGT-TROIS, Archbishop of Paris
Broadcast live on KTO, television Catholic.
Mastery of Notre-Dame de Paris, adult choir, young ensemble, children's choir, direction Lionel sow
Veni mass creator (Sanctus, Agnus Dei) by Loïc Mallié, Joy de Benjamin Britten

Grand-orgue, Philippe Lefebvre; Choir organ, Yves Castagnet

 

 

* The Descent of the Holy Spirit

Import-681. jpg The Descent of the Holy Spirit Painted by Jacques BLANCHARD (1600-1638) for the May Of 1634, is currently hung in the chapel of the baptismal funds of the cathedral.

Inside a building adorned with pilasters with ionic capitals, the assembled disciples show their surprise at the sight of the tongues of fire that arise on their heads. They are arranged from the back or face, on either side of the Virgin who sits on the right, with the hands clasped, on a seat high on two degrees.
Germain Brice [New description of the city of Paris..., 8th edition, Paris, 1725]] said: This painting is highly esteemed and approaching the perfection of the fine works of the masters of the first rank, whatever this painter would have done in an age when he could hope to go much further, having died only thirty -Eight years ' and Piganiol of Force [[Historical Description of the city of Paris and its surroundings, 1765]] believes that this painting is "who has best supported the reputation of this painter". In the important work of carpenter, it is possible to see the engraving of this may by Tardieu.

According to the article by Pierre-Marie AUZAS (in The fine Arts Gazette, 1949)

 

 

 

 

 

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