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Veronica Brandt holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. As editor, she has produced fine publications (as well as valuable reprints) dealing with Gregorian chant, hymnody, Latin, and other subjects. These publications are distinguished on account of their tastefulness. She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, with her husband Peter and five children.
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“I should not like to be too harsh on this commission’s labors. It numbered a certain number of genuine scholars and more than one experienced and judicious pastor. Under different circumstances, they might have accomplished excellent work. Unfortunately, on the one hand, a deadly error in judgment placed the official leadership of this committee in the hands of a man who—though generous and brave—was not very knowledgeable: Cardinal Larcaro. He was utterly incapable of resisting the maneuvers of the mealy-mouthed scoundrel that the Neapolitan Vincentian, Annibale, a man as bereft of culture as he was of basic honesty, soon revealed himself to be.”
— Fr. Bouyer, a liturgical expert appointed by Pope Paul VI

A simplified Offertory for Pentecost
published 31 May 2014 by Veronica Brandt

Simpler offertory for Pentecost ENTECOST IS CLOSE, SO CLOSE! This feast tends to get overlooked, at least in my meagre experience. After the crazy exertions of the Sacred Triduum we tend to collapse and lay low for a while before realising that another big feast is upon us.

So far we have a good grasp of the Introit and the Communion antiphons, but usually psalm tone the Offertory. Until now.

“Confirma hoc” is also used as an antiphon for Matins of Pentecost and for Confirmations. Ahah! I will use this simple antiphon for Mass! Or so I thought until I saw a few words missing. So close!

Here is a recording aimed at Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form:

So I have taken the liberty of inserting the extra words and fudging a little extra tune. What do you think?

Download HERE