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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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“One would be straying from the straight path were he to wish the altar restored to its primitive table form; were he to want black excluded as a color for the liturgical vestments; were he to forbid the use of sacred images and statues in Churches; were he to order the crucifix so designed that the divine Redeemer's body shows no trace of His cruel sufferings; and lastly were he to disdain and reject polyphonic music or singing in parts, even where it conforms to regulations issued by the Holy See.”
— Ven. Pope Pius XII (20 November 1947)

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Papal Liturgies - Day 4 & 5 of the Papal Visit
published 26 September 2015 by Andrew Leung

The Holy Father celebrated two Masses on his fourth and fifth day of his apostolic visit. A few traditional hymnodies were sung at both Masses.

Holy Mass: 17:10

This Mass was celebrated at the Madison Square Garden in New York City yesterday. It’s still disappointing to see the dependence on the cantor. But we see the use of more Latin in this Mass. The Eucharistic Prayer was in Latin, so as some of the Ordinary. This is also the only Mass, so far, that a Gregorian tone Propers is sung. A schola chanted the Communion Antiphon and verses in Latin.

Reception of the Holy Father: 0:00
Holy Mass: 12:15

The second Mass was celebrated this morning at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul. One thing I noticed is that all the concelebrants wore full vestments, including the chasuble. The Roman Canon was said in Latin. Our own Fr. David Friel was one of the Masters of Ceremonies, I guess he was the MC for the altar servers, at this Mass. Maybe he can tell us more about it!