Mount Calvary Church

A Roman Catholic Parish

The Ordinariate of the Chair of S. Peter

Eutaw Street and Madison Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland

November 11, 2018

10 A.M.

The Anniversary of the Consecration of the Church


Organ Prelude

Ich Ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639, J.S. Bach

Here is  Leo van Doeselaar in the St. Catherine’s Church, Hamburg, Germany.

Organ Postlude

Praeludium in G, BWV 568, J.S. Bach

Here is J. van Oortmerssen



Thomas Tallis (1510-1585)

Hear the voice and prayer of thy servants, that they make before thee this day. That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, ever toward this place, of which thou hast said: “My Name shall be there.” And when thou hearest have mercy on them.

Here are Pro Cantione Antiqua & Mark Brown


Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

O quam metuendus est locus iste! Vere non est hic aliud nisi domus Dei et porta coeli.

Oh, how awe-inspiring is this place! Surely this can be nothing else but the house of God and the gate of heaven.



Christ is made the sure foundation is a translation by John Mason Neale (1818-1866) of a seventh-century Latin hymn, Angularus fundamentum, which was used for the dedication of a church. The parallel with Ephesians 2:20-22 is striking: “having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit”. Neale became an Ago-Catholic at Cambridge and was of the first to translate Latin hymns for the English hymnal.

Here is a parish singing it.

How lovely is Thy dwelling place. This metrical psalm was the version of Psalm 84 in the first Scottish psalm book after the Reformation. The tune BROTHER JAMES’S AIR is by James Leith Macbeth Bain (1840-1925), a healer, mystic, and poet known simply as Brother James.

Here is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir using the tune for Psalm 23.

Glorious things of thee are spoken is by John Newton (1725-1807), whose most famous hymn was Amazing grace. This hymn uses the image of the city of Zion, an image based on visionary passages such as Isaiah 26: 1 and 4: 5-6, Psalm 87: 3, Psalm 132: 14, Psalm 46: 4 and Revelation 1: 6. The tune AUSTRIA, composed by Franz Joseph Haydn from a Croatian folk hymn, was later used by Haydn in his string quartet in C, Op. 70, No. 5, “The Emperor.”

Here is St. John’s, Detroit.


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