To celebrate the Solemn Feast of St. John Cantius on October 20th, 2008, the Canons Regular offered a Latin Holy Hour, a Solemn High Mass (1962 Missale Romanum) and Solemn Vespers (1962 Breviarium Romanum).
The Elevation at Holy Mass.
Latin Holy Hour with the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius
Chanting the Litany of the Sacred Heart during the Latin Holy Hour.
The Resurrection Choir and Orchestra of St. John’s sang Franz Schubert’s Mass in G Major, along with George Frederick Handel’s Laudate Pueri Dominum, HWV 537, for the Missa Solemnis, along with the Schola Cantorum of St. Gregory the Great.
Celebrating the day with the Canons Regular were Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Maria Anna, Princess of Galitzine, granddaughter of Blessed Karl of Austria, and her husband Prince Piotr D. Galitzine as well as members of the Royal Family.
Members of the Royal Family with the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.
Members of the Royal Family, the Knights of St. George and the Confraternity of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Members of the Knights of St. George were in attendance at Holy Mass.
With the conclusion of Holy Mass, a reception was held for the Royal Family.
Members of the Royal Family with members of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.
To continue the festive celebration, Solemn Vespers (1962 Brevarium Romanum) was sung in honor of St. John Cantius.
Incensing the High Altar at Solemn Vespers.
Members of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest were in attendance to celebrate our Patronal Feast.
Many priests and religious from the Archdiocese of Chicago were also in attendance.
Relics of St. John Cantius and of Blessed Karl of Austria were exposed for public veneration on the Lady Altar.
For the Vespers service, the Sine Nomine Choir and Orchestra sang Mozart’s “Vesperae de Confessore”, K. 339.
During the Eucharistic Procession all chanted hymns in honor of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Eucharistic Procession on the Feast of St. John Cantius.
Returning to the High Altar for Solemn Benediction.
The Sine Nomine Choir sang Palestrina’s Pange Lingua and Tantum Ergo for the Solemn Benediction that concluded the Vespers Service. After the reposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament the altars of the church were incensed as the choir sang Mozart’s joyous Te Deum.
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