Mount Calvary Church

A Roman Catholic Parish

The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of S. Peter

Eutaw Street and Madison Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland

Rev. Albert Scharbach, Pastor

Dr. Allen Buskirk, Choirmaster

Lent I

March 10, 2019

8 A.M Said Mass

10:00 A. M.  Sung Mass



Missa de Angelis


Adrian Batten (1591-1637)

Lord, we beseech thee, give ear unto our prayers, and by thy gracious visitation lighten the darkness of our hearts, by our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Here is the Schola Cantorum Occidentalis.

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Lord, how long wilt Thou be angry, shall Thy jealousy burn like fire forever? O, remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon, for we are come to great misery. Help us, O God of our Salvation, for the glory of Thy Name. O deliver us, and be merciful unto our sins, for Thy Name’s sake. So we that are Thy people and the sheep of Thy pasture shall give Thee

Here is the Choir of Clare College Cambridge.


The Great Litany

The Great Litany was the first service written in English. It was composed by Thomas Cranmer in 1544 from older litanies: the Sarum rite litany, a Latin litany composed by Martin Luther, and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. The word litany comes from the Latin litania, from the Greek litê, meaning “prayer” or “supplication.” Litanies are penitential exercises. They are the urgent supplications of the people of God suffering under or dreading divine judgements and asking to be spared or delivered from calamities which at the same time they confess that they deserve. After invoking the Trinity, we ask to be delivered from the evils that come upon us because of sin: heresy, schism, natural disasters, political disasters, war, violence, murder, sudden death.



#335 Glory be to Jesus (CASWELL/WEM IN LEIDENSTAGEN) is an 18th century Italian hymn Viva! Viva! Gesu! Che per mio bene translated by Edward Caswell (1814–1878), an Anglican clergyman who converted to Catholicism and joined John Henry Newman at the Oratory in Birmingham.

#55 Forty days and forty nights (HEINLEIN) was written by the Anglican clergyman George Hunt Smyttan (1822-1870). It was published in the March 1856 edition of The Penny Post and was revised five years later as Forty Days and Forty Nights in Hymns Fitted to the Order of Common Prayer (1861), by the Rev. Francis Pott (1832–1909).



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