Introductory remarks of Bishop Dominique Rey at the opening of Sacra Liturgia in Rome last evening, following Solemn Vespers.
Your Eminences, Your Excellencies, dear friends:
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Pontifical University, Santa Croce for Sacra Liturgia 2013. We have come together from more than 35 countries throughout the world. Welcome!
Our work has already begun with the solemn celebration of Vespers in the Basilica of St Apollinare. This was a very deliberate act, because before we speak about the Sacred Liturgy we must be immersed in the liturgical life of the Church.