Henry Matthews in Rome - 31 December, 1817

from The Diary of an invalid, being the journal of a tour... in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France, 1817-1819, pages 100-101:

On this last day of the year, there was a grand ceremony at the church of the Jesuits;—to sing out the old year—to offer up thanksgivings for all past blessings—and to solicit a renewal of them in the year to come. The crowd was immense, and the ceremony very impressive. There is a principle of equality in Catholic congregations, more consonant with the spirit of …   more >>

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Henry Matthews, The Diary of an invalid, being the journal of a tour... in Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and France, 1817-1819, volume 5th edition (London, 1835), p. 100-101. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1518778813446 accessed: 15 August, 2020

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

Henry Matthews
Judge, travel writer
1789-1828

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Catholic congregational singing

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 December, 1817
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:00:13 +0000
Approved on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:35:11 +0100