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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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When you consider that the greatest hymns ever written—the plainchant hymns—are pushing the age of eight hundred and that the noble chorale hymn tunes of Bach date from the early eighteenth century, then what is the significance of the word “old” applied to “Mother at Thy Feet Is Kneeling”? Most of the old St. Basil hymns date from the Victorian era, particularly the 1870s and 1880s.
— Paul Hume (1956)

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Videos • Bishop-Elect Robert Barron on the Liturgy
published 20 July 2015 by Andrew Leung

ONGRATULATIONS to Bishop-Elect Robert Barron. The Holy Father Pope Francis just appointed Fr. Robert Barron, the current President of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake and Rector of Mundelein Seminary in Chicago, as an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Titular Bishop of Macriana in Mauretania.

Born in Chicago in 1959 and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1986, Fr. Barron was named Rector in 2012. He has been a tremendous supporter of the work of the Liturgical Institute, referring to it as “a jewel in the crown of Mundelein”. Fr. Barron is the founder of the Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and his “Catholicism” series is very well known. I would like to share two of his videos on the Liturgy.

“What if Catholics Find the Mass Boring?”


He mentioned a two ways to “get ready” for the Liturgy:

(1) Read the readings before Mass;|
(2) Read Bible Commentaries or listen to Commentaries online.

Another way I will add to that is, to learn more about the Liturgy by reading documents, books and other articles. A lot of people probably find the unchangeable parts (the Canon and the Ordinaries) of the Mass boring. It is very important to understand the actual high point of the Liturgy.

Here is another video:

“The Sacrament of the Eucharist as Sacrifice”


Please keep him in your prayer!