Sunday, November 22, 2009

Soar to Uncreated Light

In the spirit of mixing it up ...

Tonight, I went to the 7 p.m. Sunday Mass at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in SoHo/Nolita. I'm pleased to report that the number of young adults at this new Mass time for Old St. Pat's continues to grow.

The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Jonathan Morris. In his homily for this Solemnity of Christ the King, Fr. Morris spoke of how, unlike the great kings of history and their elaborate thrones, Jesus' throne is the Cross.

For the offertory hymn, cantor Joshua South beautifully sang Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring."

Here's that piece as performed by some other guy named Josh:

Jesu, joy of man's desiring
Holy wisdom, love most bright

Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light

Word of God, our flesh that fashioned
With the fire of life impassioned
Striving still to truth unknown
Soaring, dying round Thy throne

1 comment:

Fran said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this!