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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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“The main place should be given, all things being equal, to gregorian chant, as being proper to the roman Liturgy. Other kinds of sacred music, in particular polyphony, are in no way excluded, provided that they correspond to the spirit of the liturgical action and that they foster the participation of all the faithful.”
— 2011 GIRM, §41 (Roman Missal, 3rd Edition)

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Afterthoughts on the Colloquium
published 16 July 2015 by Andrew Leung

CTL Afterthougs on the Colloquium 2 FEW DAYS AGO, our dear friend Dr. Peter Kwasniewski wrote an article on New Liturgical Movement about his experience at the Sacred Music Colloquium. He developed this interesting “Modern Man” idea, imposing rationalism and romanticism on the Liturgy. Kwasniewski was very impressed to see many young men and women falling in love with the Church’s Tradition at the Colloquium and Sacra Liturgia.

Dr. Kwasniewski has proven that new Sacred Music do not have to be “modern music”. His piece, O Passio Magna was sung during one of the Masses and two of his new pieces were sung at the new music reading session. His collection of Sacred Choral Works can be found here.

T THE COLLOQUIUM, I experienced the true Ars Celebrandi, the Art of Celebration. The liturgies, both Ordinary Form and Extraordinary Form, were done so well. The beauty of the Heavenly Banquette was reflected to us through the angelic chant and polyphony, glorious sound of the pipe organ, the very noble vestments, and the beautiful churches. It was one of my best Liturgical experiences and I am sure it’s the same for many young participants. Every Mass should reflect our believes, our Catholic faith. “Lex orandi, lex credendi“, it is wonderful to see so many young men and women, the future of the Church, understand this idea of “the law of prayer is the law of believing”. There is hope in our Church!