In the Third Millennium

… is an inspired musical work that will touch your heart and lead you closer to Christ through the sacred liturgy of the Tridentine Latin Mass.  With its unique focus on the liturgy, composer Dr. John W. Vitz has created a moving spiritual experience that is exhilarating, exalted, and prayerful.

Live performances, on September 12, 2004 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, in Berkeley CA, and October 23, 2005 at the Paramount Theater, Oakland CA, were received with triumphant ovations, and the work has received worldwide attention.

SCROLL DOWN for “THE MYSTERY OF FAITH” – a 3 part video version of A Mass for Peace!

Read a review of the World Premier performance here.

a mass for peace

Be renewed with this “heavenly” experience of the Mass.  The CD includes a FREE booklet containing the Latin words and English translations for all of the music, personal notes by the composer that reveal the inspiration, and the “miracles” along the way as he created this work!  Also, you will read the intriguing story about the CD cover art and its creator, Frederich Hart.  For those who would like to learn more about the Mass, there is a brief tutorial that explains the liturgy as it relates to each prayer / song.   [The booklet applies to purchase of the CD.  Not available with the MP3 album]

John Kendall Bailey conducts the orchestra and chorus in a performance to remember!


Music Track Samples

  • Overture - Orchestra
  • Veni, Sanctificatur - A prayer before Mass
  • Et Introibo ad Altare Dei - The Mass begins
  • Spera in Deo - Trust in God
  • Confiteor - I confess to Almighty God
  • Misereatur - Be merciful, O Lord
  • Kyrie - Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
  • Gloria - Glory to God!
  • Alleluia - Let us worship together
  • Credo - I am a believer
  • Offerimus - Blessing the offering
  • Suscipe - Accept our sacrifice, O Lord
  • Orate Fratres - Pray brethren
  • Sanctus - Holy. Holy. Holy.
  • Consecration - This is My Body
  • Consecration of the Wine - This is My Blood
  • Nobis Quoque Peccatoribus - We are sinners
  • The Great Amen - So be it!
  • Pater Noster - The Lord's Prayer
  • Pax Vobiscum / Agnus Dei - Peace be with you / Lamb of God have mercy
  • Ecce Agnus Dei - Behold, the Lamb of God!
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus - Prayer after Communion
  • Go, and Serve the Lord! - Dismissal
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The Mystery of faith

Dr. Vitz has taken all of the music from the Mass For Peace CD, and has combined it with images that add a deeper dimension to the music:    PART 1  is a brief explanation of the Mystery.   PART 2  is the complete A Mass for Peace score.   PART 3  is an excerpt from the final, ecstatic moments of the live World Premier Concert on September 12, 2004!

The video album is called “THE MYSTERY OF FAITH” … and it is FREE!

For a richer experience, watch Full Screen with Ear Buds or Headphones. 

the concert for peace and humanity


The Paramount Theater

Oakland, California

Sunday, October 23, 2005