S PART of the “Year of the Eucharist,” in the Archdiocese of Boston the Cathedral of the Holy Cross will offer Solemn Vespers with Exposition and Benediction (online for now) on First Fridays. This takes place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. The organ you will hear (and see) was built in 1881 by E. &. G. G. Hook & Hastings, restored by Watersmith in 1995. It is one manual with seven ranks.
You may watch here live at 7pm on August 7, 2020, and also watch from here after. You may view a worship guide here or follow along in the breviary, Friday of the eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time, Friday, Week II, evening prayer.
You’ll note, soprano Barbara Hill and I sing with masks. This has become standard practice at the Cathedral for now, however inconvenient. As always, we discover improvements we can make in production. Of course, this never replaces being there in the real presence of the Eucharist.
Payer is paramount. Prayer is powerful. We have much to pray for.