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"Although the Mass contains much instruction for the faithful, it has nevertheless not seemed expedient to the fathers that it be celebrated everywhere in the vernacular. The holy synod commands pastors and everyone who has the care of souls to explain frequently during the celebration of the Masses, either themselves or through others, some of the things that are read in the Mass, and among other things to expound some mystery of this most Holy Sacrifice, especially on Sundays and feastdays."
— Council of Trent, XII:8 (1562)

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Andrew R. Motyka
published 4 January 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

NDREW R. MOTYKA is the Director of Liturgical Music for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and Director of Music at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. He previously served as Director of Music at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and held positions at churches in Maryland, Massachusetts, and western Pennsylvania. He holds a Master of Music in Sacred Music from Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America, and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from The College of Saint Rose.

Andrew is composer of the Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (communionantiphons.org), and has published other pieces with CanticaNOVA. He believes that creative implementation of the musical propers of the Mass is the key to liturgical renewal and the improvement of sacred music in our Church.



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