News Item | Boston Musical Intelligencer | 23 August 2019

Holy Cross Cathedral & Organ Mark Restoration Milestones

Twenty-six years ago, Leo Abbott, the organist of Boston’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross, gave a benefit recital to raise money for badly needed repairs to the cathedral’s legendary 1875 Hook organ. The organ was big — some claim it to have been the largest American-made organ in the country when it was built — and the maintenance needs were big as well. With few other sources of funding in sight, Abbott made his benefit recital an annual tradition.

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News Item | The Boston Sun | 16 August 2019

Resounding Sound! Cathedral Pipe Organ to ‘Wow’ at September Concert

Towering above the newly renovated Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End is one of the most historic pipe organs in a region dotted with notably historic instruments, and next month, the newly restored organ in the newly restored Cathedral will provide a sound as historic as it will be melodic.

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News Item | Boston Pilot | 2 August 2019

Parisian children’s choir performs at cathedral

The improved acoustics of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross were on display as the cathedral hosted its first concert since renovations were completed this spring with a performance by The Children’s Choir of Greater Paris (le Choeur d’Enfants d’Ile-de-France) July 25.

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News Item | Boston Pilot | 19 April 2019

Cardinal calls priest to ‘friendship with Christ’ at Chrism Mass

Priests, deacons, seminarians, religious, and laypeople gathered at the newly renovated Cathedral of the Holy Cross on April 16 for the annual Chrism Mass. The Chrism Mass serves as a symbol of unity in dioceses throughout the Catholic world during Holy Week each year, as the local bishop blesses the sacred oils used to administer sacraments for the coming year — the oil of catechumens, the oil of the infirm, and the sacred chrism.

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News Item | The Boston Globe | 17 April 2019

New fire protection system is up and running at Cathedral of the Holy Cross

In the aftermath of the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, local construction officials said Wednesday that the newly renovated Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston has a fire protection system that includes optical beam smoke detectors and sprinklers in the attic.

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