Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena

A Parish of the Archdiocese of New York served by the Dominican Friars


December 30, 2016

Lutheran–Catholic Prayer: Music and Christian Unity

On Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7 pm, the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer (869 Lexington Ave., New York, NY) will host an evening of Lutheran–Catholic Prayer focused on the theme Music and Christian Unity.

Pastor Gregory Fryer of Immanuel Lutheran Church will speak on the topic “Music as Handmaid of Theology.” Fr. Innocent Smith, o.p. of the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena, will speak on the topic “Music as Instrument of Tradition.” Mr. James Wetzel, Organist and Director of Music at St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena will play organ pieces from the Lutheran and Catholic traditions by Mendelssohn, Bach, and Messiaen:

  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) — Overture from Saint Paul, Op. 36 (trans. William Thomas Best (1826-1897)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) — Prelude and Fugue in E Flat Major, B.W.V. 552, “St. Anne” from Clavier-Übung, Part III
  • Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) — Apparition de l’église éternelle

For more information, contact Fr. Innocent Smith, o.p.

lutheran-catholic-prayer-poster

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