Fr. Armando Pierucci plays a concert he wrote specially for this occasion
His Beatitude Pierre Bürcher, Bishop of the Diocese of Reykjavík (Iceland), on the occasion of the pilgrimage of Pope Francis (May 25-26, 2014) visited the Magnificat and invited the principal organist of the Holy Sepulchre Fr. Armando Pierucci to Reykjavik, to perform in Reykjavik’s Cathedral, named after Christ the King.
Mons. Pierre Bürcher,loves the Holy Land very much: every now and then, he travels there to meet his brothers and friends, with whom he worked together when he was president of the Catholica Unio Internationalis.
The program included pieces by G. Frescobaldi and A. Pierucci. Played on the powerful organ of the cathedral, the new concert in three movements, composed specifically for this event and dedicated to H.B Bücher, was most appreciated.
From Right: Mons. Pierre Bürcher, P. Armando Pierucci and the organist of the Cathedral, Marcin Cieśliński
The Basilica of Christ the King was consecrated 23 July, 1929 by Pope Pius XI’s special envoy , Cardinal van Rossum, and is dedicated to Jesus Christ, eternal God and King.
The cathedral bears the name "Christ the King" in honour of Christ’s Lordship of the Universe.