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Livestreaming of Holy Week Liturgies from Saint Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco

by Archdiocese of San Francisco | Apr 10, 2017

Cathedral Liturgies for Holy Week and Easter Will Stream Live --
and Be Available for Viewing Later at Any Time.Chrism Mass April 2017 cantor leads priests singing (Callahan)

Most of us can't get to the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption for the ceremonies of Holy Week and Easter: Spread through more than 90 parishes in the archdiocese, we are busy worshiping in our local communities. But if you can't get to the Cathedral during Easter -- now the Cathedral can come to you, and at a time of your choosing, day or night. The solemn and glorious Cathedral liturgies of Eastertide will be streamed on the Internet in real time; and the recordings will be immediately available on the archdiocesan YouTube channel, to be played at your convenience. See the beauty, hear the music, ponder the readings, enjoy the homilies, join in the prayers.

The livestreaming schedule for this week: 

  • Holy Thursday, April 13, 7:30 pm:  Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Archbishop Cordileone, principal celebrant).  With the Cathedral Choir. Music by Latona, Durufle, and Palestrina.Chrism Mass April 2017 archbishop receives oil (Callahan
  • Good Friday, April 14,
    • 1:00 pm:  Stations of the Cross, presented by students from St. Brigid School.
    • 2:00 pm:  Music in the Cathedral: Spirituals for Passiontide, sung by soprano Donna Williams.
    • 2:40 pm: "Les Sept Paroles de Notre Seigneur" ("The Seven Last Words of Our Lord") by Charles Gounod, performed by the Cathedral Choir.
    • 3:00 pm:   Liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord: Liturgy of the Word, the Adoration of the Cross; and Holy Communion (Archbishop Cordileone, principal celebrant).  With the Cathedral Choir. Works by Lotti, Palestrina, and Byrd; and "The Passion of Our Lord According to John" by Lucien Deiss.
  • Holy Saturday, April 15, 9:00 pm:  The Easter Vigil Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection (Archbishop Cordileone, principal celebrant). With the Cathedral Choir. Fauxbourdon psalms, and works by Thompson, Lassus, and Capillas.
  • Easter Sunday, April 16, 9:00 am: Easter Sunday Mass (Archbishop Cordileone, principal celebrant). Gregorian Chant.

The full Holy Week and Easter schedule is here on the St. Mary's Cathedral website. Also posted are the weekly bulletins with prayers, music, and detailed information.

The YouTube channel for the Archdiocese of San Francisco can be found here. Or simply click on the YouTube icon at the top of every webpage.
Chrism Mass April 2017 archbishop greets people (Callahan)

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