Saturday, September 15, 2018

"Exaltation of Holy Cross" Celebrations in Christian Village Recaptured by Assad

The Fireworks are to commemorate the mountaintop fires lit from Jerusalem to Constantinople that proclaimed the joyous news that the True Cross had been recovered by Warrior Emperor Heraclius.

Watching these rowdy celebrations under Assad's 'brutal dictatorship', I wonder, if yesterday, any such boisterous exaltations, anything remotely comparable, sprang up anywhere in the Land of the Free?

Wikipedia says Hezbollah drove Al-Qaeda out of Maaloula in 2014. Looks like Hezbollah did good work!

Saturday, September 8, 2018


Thankyou Bishop Mulvey!!!!

From the diocesan website....... 

Mr. Scott Powell as the new Director of Sacred Music

  • Mr. Scott Powell as the new Director of Sacred MusicAugust 27, 2018

    Corpus Christi Cathedral is pleased to announce Mr. Scott Powell as the new Director of Sacred Music. Scott comes to us from Washington state where he has served in various musical positions.  Most recently he has served as the Director of Music & Liturgy and Principal Organist at the historic Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater in Vancouver, WA, where he was the founder and director of the St. James Collegium Musicum, a professional choir and music ensemble that provides music for the Masses, Vespers & Compline services, and sacred music concerts at the Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater.  He has also served as Music Assistant for the Concordia University Concert & Advanced Choirs.  In addition, his professional experience includes extensive experience in liturgy and liturgical ministries in the parish, deanery, and diocesan contexts.
    "I am very excited for the opportunity to serve the Diocese and Cathedral of Corpus Christi in this important ministry. I look forward to working with this parish community in creating a beautiful environment within the Sacred Liturgy in which to worship our Lord." he said.  
    Scott studied Organ Performance at the University of Washington, Seattle and Choral Conducting at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. 
    In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hiking and refereeing college and professional soccer. Scott is one of eleven children. 
    The Most Rev. Wm. Michael Mulvey, Bishop of Corpus Christi said, “I welcome Scott as our new music director at Corpus Christi Cathedral.  He brings with him an impressive range of musical abilities and a deep love for the beauty and sacredness of the liturgy. We are greatly looking forward to working with him to continue and foster the tradition of sacred music at our Cathedral and in our Diocese.”
    Please join us in giving Scott a warm South Texas welcome to Corpus Christi Cathedral and to the Diocese of Corpus Christi.
    Corpus Christi Cathedral is the Cathedral church of the Diocese of Corpus Christi.  Under the leadership of Bishop Wm. Michael Mulvey, the Diocese of Corpus Christi serves over 400,000 Catholics in 12 counties in the Coastal Bend area.