Our new altar has been dedicated!
On Saturday, June 28, His Eminence Francis Cardinal George celebrated the liturgy of the Dedication of an Altar here at the monastery. We are very pleased with the new look of our sanctuary. The icons and altar together are quite stunning. More picture of the event are available at our Flickr account here. We hope to add descriptive captions as we go along.
Schola Laudis, under the direction of Kevin Allen, sang beautifully at the dedication. They will be joing us again for our next celebration of Solemn Vespers on Saturday, September 13 at 5:15 p.m. This liturgy is the First Vespers of the Solemnity of the Triumph of the Holy Cross, our foundation day. The 14th marks the 26th anniversary of our community’s founding. The Schola will be singing the lovely motet “O Crux Splendidior” by Orlando di Lasso, as well as settings of the hymn “Vexilla Regis” by Victoria and the Magnificat by Palestrina. Please join us for this beautiful liturgy!
As always, we present this beautiful music in its proper liturgical setting. Join us for an evening of reverent beauty at the “acoustically superb and architecturally significant Monastery of the Holy Cross.”
[quote from Chicago Classical Review]
Monastery Featured on Local ABC Affiliate
Father Peter and Brother Ezekiel were interviewed for a brief spot that aired on Eyewitness News on Tuesday, July 22. Watch the clip here.