In the Heart of the City

Our new altar has been dedicated!


Cardinal George celebrating the first Mass at the new altar.

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.

Solemn Vespers

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, July 26 at 5:15 p.m. a This celebration will feature all polyphonic music by Orlando di Lasso.  This will be our last Solemn Vespers for the season.  We will be taking a short hiatus to record a CD, then returning on September 13, for the Solemnity of the Holy Cross.

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.

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