Wednesday, 29 June 2011

More Victoria as Sydney Gets a New Auxiliary

Bishop Peter Comensoli, formerly of the Wollongong diocese, was ordained bishop by His Eminence George Cardinal Pell at St Mary's Cathedral on the evening of 8 June 2011.

The following is a montage of pictures of the Mass taken by Daniel Hopper.  The audio is a setting of the Te Deum, which alternates between the chant setting and a polyphonic setting by T. L. de Victoria.  It is sung by the Choir of Westminster Cathedral.  The same setting was sung by the Choir of St Mary's Cathedral at the ordination (as the new bishop walked around the Cathedral blessing the people) and was undoubtedly one of the highlights.  See the order of service for Archbishop Vincent Nichol's Installation Mass in 2009 for notation similar to that which appeared in the order of service for Bishop Comensoli's Ordination Mass, thereby allowing the people to join in the singing.

At 47, his Lordship becomes the youngest bishop in Australia.