Missa Sanctae CatharinaeIsomäki Pauliina
6,39€ – 7,20€
Catharina from Alexandria was a young woman who lived in the 400th century. She resisted the emperor Maxentius’ order to sacrifice to false gods. The emperor ordered 50 most learned men to debate with Catharina, but Catharina spoke so wisely and powerfully, that all debaters turned into Christianity. The emperor then let the men be killed and tried to temptate Catharina to sacrifice to false gods promising to marry her and raise her on the level of the emperess. However, Catharina was not willing. Following that she was tortured and kept in hunger, but she kept her faith and got also the emperess turn into Christianity. Finally Catharina was executed in a breaking wheel.
There are many different versions and folk ballads of Catharina’s legend. Catharina was the matron saint of the South-Western Finland during the catholic era and she was the most popular saint just after Maria. The home town of the composer, Kaarina, has got its name according to the saint. However, this mass has no contentional connection to the Catharina’s legend, but the mass is dedicated to the parish of Kaarina and its female choir Cantilena.
Movements: Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, Amen
|Optional name||Pyhän Katariinan messu|
|Music Style||church music|