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.
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.
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.
Joint project of Corpus Christi Watershed and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter aims to teach people how to make sacred music at Mass and vespers come alive in parishes.
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley will ordain 13 men to be priests Saturday morning in Boston, the largest group for the archdiocese in nearly two decades, according to the archdiocese.
At the conclusion of the Chrism Mass on April 16, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley announced that Pope Francis named Father Kevin O’Leary a chaplain of His Holiness with the title of reverend monsignor.
Re-enactors acted out the Stations of the Cross at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston portraying the passion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.
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.
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.