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Posted on 05/15/2012 6:07:32 AM PDT by marshmallow
Symphonic-Catechetical Initiative Part of Way's Efforts to Foster Dialogue With Jews
NEW YORK, MAY 14, 2012 (Zenit.org).- On May 8, the Orchestra and Choir of the Neocatechumenal Way performed in New Yorks prestigious Avery Fisher Hall "A Symphonic Homage Prayer to the Victims of the Shoa, the Jewish Holocaust."
The symphony interlaces the Word of God with music, through the reading of the prophet Ezekiel, the Gospel of Luke and the background of the Symphony, The Suffering of the Innocent."
There were some 3,000 people in the audience, the majority Jews, among whom were more than 30 rabbis, and some 12 bishops and civil authorities. Also present were numerous survivors of the Holocaust and their families.
The Suffering of the Innocent was composed by Kiko Argüello, initiator of the Neocatechumenal Way, and performed by a choir and orchestra of 180 professionals from this ecclesial group.
The musical composition was born in face of the reality of the scandal of so many innocents who today bear the sins of others, Arguello told ZENIT. It was created having as point of reference Simeons prophecy to the Virgin: A sword shall pierce your soul on seeing the death of your Son on the cross.
This Symphonic-Catechetic celebration is one of the Neocatechumenal Ways new initiatives, in the context of their objective to build bridges with the Jewish people.
After having performed in several places around the world Madrid, Paris, Galilee, Bethlehem and Jerusalem -- the celebration continued its tour in some large cities of the United States.
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>> Simeons prophecy to the Virgin: A sword shall pierce your soul on seeing the death of your Son on the cross.
Yup - sounds like a good way to start dialog with Jews to me /s
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Sheesh. Kiko, the Indispensable Man.
The Neocats have had a Judaizing thing going on for a long time. You can see I'm not a fan, for many reasons.
I am an ardent unfan of the neo-cat way.