Mass at Trinity Church

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Title

Mass at Trinity Church

Subject

Slaves, Jesuits- Liturgy, Religious Gatherings, Catholic Church-Clergy-Biography

Description

Rev. John McElroy, S.J. observes mass at Trinity Church with an interracial congregation

Creator

Georgetown University Library

Source

Father McElroy's diary : Jan. 1, 1813-Aug. 31, 1815 ; May 31, 1817-Jun. 21, 1818 ; Dec. 26, 1818-Dec. 18, 1821. Selected Papers of Rev. John McElroy, S.J., Georgetown University Library.

Publisher

Digital Georgetown

Date

1818-03-29

Contributor

Adam Rothman

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

JPG

Language

English

Type

Journal

Identifier

GSA25

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Text

March 29
This morning I said mass in T. Church at 8OC. Had the children all arranged previously, in good order, with lighted candles in their hands - The Girls around the Comm. rail and in the centre pews. the Boys in the side pews. There were 35 White Girls, 1 Maried Lady, thirteen White Boys - 8 Colored Girls + 1 Colored Man, in all about 57. I gave a short Instruction from the Atlar before Mass. The Church was crowded, it being the first time that first Comm. was made in a Solemn manner in this Church. Mr Dabuisson, with all the Singers from the College attended during Mass. Mr Dinoff played the Organ - I read the prayers before Comm, before Mass - and after Mass the prayers after Comm. loud from the foot of the Altar -

Original Format

Journal

Files

McElroy Journal 1818-03-29 Mass.jpg

Citation

Georgetown University Library, “Mass at Trinity Church,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed September 26, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/30.

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