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Sunday 3 January 2010

The Epiphany of the Lord - Silver Jubilee of Father Robert

The Provost of the Oxford Oratory, the Very Reverend Fr Robert Byrne, was ordained at the Birmingham Oratory on 5th January 1985 by Archbishop Maurice Couve de Murville. At the Solemn Mass on Sunday 3rd January 2010, Fr Robert celebrated his Silver Jubilee of Priesthood. The choir sang Haydn's Mariazeller Messe, accompanied by strings and timpani.

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A large number of visiting clergy were present - from the Archdiocese of Birmingham, from California and from the Oratories of Genoa, Birmingham, London, Vienna and Port Elizabeth.

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Afterwards there was a reception at St Benet's Hall, by gracious permission of the Master.

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Fr Mauro di Gioia, Provost of the Genoa Oratory, talks to the Very Reverend Fr Felix Selden, Delegate of the Holy See to the Confederation of the Oratory:

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Photographs by Rosie Caldecott