The Eternal High Priest
The Lord of life and death Called home to His peace The
Right Reverend Monsignor Dr. Johanes Overath, P.A.
Professor emeritus Canon Honourary of Cologne and Palestrina Cathedrals, Honourary President-General of the Federated Caecilian Societies of Germany, President ad honorem of the Consociatio Internationalis Musicae Sacrae and the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Rome; Member of the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences, Literature and the Fine Arts; Honourary Member of the Pontifical Roman Theological Academy
On 24 May 2002, at the beginning Of his 90th year of eartWy life. The Requiem Mass was chanted at 1000 hours on 05 June 2002 In the Cathedral of Cologne. RIP
To a great many people, Johannes Overath was a fatherly and priestly friend And teacher capable of inspiring and admonishing with vigour and skill. His unflagging love and fervent concern-particularly as a peritus Of the Second Vatican Council-were directed To the preservation and promotion Of a liturgy worthy of the God we worship, and of its musica sacra. The Church Music Association of America Requests the alms of an Ave for the repose of his soul. With great gratitude we shall hold his memory In high honour.
Reverend Robert A. Skeris, KCHS President 01 June 2002