Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Singing priest surprises married couple with a song

A bride and groom found themselves surprised by their parish priest Father Ray Kelly, when he began singing a tailored rendition of Leonard Cohen's anthem "Hallelujah" during their wedding.

Kelly, a parish priest in Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland, came to the priesthood late and is a trained singer. He's working on his third album.

A friend who is a big Leonard Cohen fan posted this wonderful video to Facebook:

Kelly is a big fan of Pope Francis, so he is clearly a good sort. Here's a fun radio interview with Fr. Kelly, so you can get a flavor of his personality. 

There is just something so incongruous to this highly formal, pomp-and-circumstance wedding...and a Catholic priest in full regalia singing this song. I love it!

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