Today, September 14, is the Feast of the Holy Cross also known as Holy Cross Day, or the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, an ancient feast in the Church.
Its observance at Christ Church Cathedral includes a choral Eucharist at 12:15. Here is the list of music to be performed during the Eucharist.
You’ll note in this blogpost … a labour of love by a long time volunteer for the music programme…links to some of the texts and to Youtube recordings of some of the music by other musicians.
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The first illustration is by Pietro Perugino, The Galitzin Triptych: Christ on the Cross, 1481-85, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. To the left is Taddeo Gaddi’s, Allegory of the Cross (1330s), Santa Croce, Florence.