FSSP pilgrimage to conclude Saturday with Missa Solemnis at National Shrine

A three-day walking pilgrimage from upper Montgomery County, Maryland, to Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, will conclude at 5:30 pm on Saturday, June 6, with a Solemn High Mass at the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Chorus Sine Nomine will be singing Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices and several motets by Palestrina, Bruckner, and Victoria. Chant will be sung by the St. Mary’s Schola.

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is located at 400 Michigan Avenue NE in Brookland, a five-minute walk from the Brookland-CUA Metrorail station. Ample parking is available adjacent to the Shrine and on the surface lot across Harewood Road.

Saturday Solemn Vespers, Benediction set at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian

Solemn Vespers followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be held at Washington’s Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Church on Saturday, November 15, at 7:00 pm.

Father James Bradley of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham will be the celebrant. The musical accompaniment will be Claudio Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers, performed by the Third Practice vocal ensemble with Gregorian antiphons sung by Chorus Sine Nomine under the direction of Brian Bartoldus. Included in the program will be a newly commissioned setting of the Litany of Saints by Dr. Joshua Bornfield.

Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Church is located on Capitol Hill at 1357 East Capitol Street.