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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Pontifical Vespers/Benediction, Saint Mary Magdalen's, Wandsworth. First Vespers, Feast Of Saints John Fisher And Thomas More. For Repose Of The Soul Of Evelyn Waugh.

Illustration: LMS CHAIRMAN

The Speaker at The Latin Mass Society's Annual General Meeting will be Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, Papal Nuncio to Switzerland and former Papal Nuncio to The Ukraine.

The evening before The AGM, Friday 8 July 2016, he will be officiating at Vespers in Saint Mary Magdalen's, Wandsworth, at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday's Feast, of SS Thomas More and John Fisher, is of such importance that this Vespers will be the First Vespers of it. Vespers will be offered, however, for The Repose of the Soul of Evelyn Waugh, whose sixtieth Anniversary is this year.

Waugh was invited to be the first President of The Latin Mass Society, but declined; he was to die the year after The Society was established. Until his death, he was the acknowledged Lay Leader of The Movement for The Preservation of The Ancient Catholic Liturgy, and we owe him a great deal.

Matthew Schellhorn will lead Cantus Magnus with some Polyphony for the occasion:
Giammateo Asola (1532–1609): Sanctorum meritis.
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525–1594): Magnificat primi toni.
Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934): O salutaris hostia; Ave verum Corpus.

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