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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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“The sun’s disc did not remain immobile. This was not the sparkling of a heavenly body, for it spun round on itself in a mad whirl, when suddenly a clamor was heard from all the people. The sun, whirling, seemed to loosen itself from the firmament and advance threateningly upon the earth as if to crush us with its huge fiery weight. The sensation during those moments was terrible.”
— Dr. Almeida Garrett, professor of natural sciences at the University of Coimbra (1917)

Photos • 1985 Ordination in China
published 6 June 2019 by Andrew Leung

CAME ACROSS a batch of old photos recently and I think our readers would be interested in them. The pictures were taken at an ordination at St. Ignatius Cathedral, Shanghai, in 1985. Seven men were ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian. It is believed that this is the first ordination in China since the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Since the Novus Ordo didn’t make its way into China until the 1990s, this liturgy would have been celebrated in the old rite.

You might also be interested in this Chinese setting of Ave Maria.