Sunday, November 28, 2010

And Here We Go!

Advent is upon us, and I, for one, am as ready as I've ever been. It just feels like it is time.

I wanted to share this video which Rocco Palmo posted on his famous blog Whispers in the Loggia; it has already amassed some 5 million views in 4 days! It brought a tear to my eye because I think it is so profoundly Catholic.

The description from the people who pulled it off:

"On Saturday, October 30, 2010, the Opera Company of Philadelphia brought together over 650 choristers from 28 participating organizations to perform one of the Knight Foundation's "Random Acts of Culture" at Macy's in Center City Philadelphia. Accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ - the world's largest pipe organ - the OCP Chorus and throngs of singers from the community infiltrated the store as shoppers, and burst into a pop-up rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah" at 12 noon, to the delight of surprised shoppers."

This video sums up Catholicism to me - a chorus rising from the people of the world - even in the midst of our some times oppressive materialism - a praise continuously is lifted to heaven - the question remains for us - do we join in or not? May your Advent be blessed and may it be a season of examination, repentance, and a time where you are able to make way in your life for the One who came and who will come again!

1 comment:

  1. Glad I wasn't the only one moved by this. It gives me a small, minute glimpse of what Heaven would sound like. Nice to see that something like that can still happen in America and get an incredible response! This was also sung in Canada, as well.

    Also, reminds me of when we sing the Gloria at the Easter Vigil after Lent. It gives me goosebumps. Praise God!!!