Connect on Facebook:
Connect on Twitter:
Much of the beauty of the older forms was lost and the hymns did not really become classical. We have reason to hope that the present reform of the breviary will also give us back the old form of the hymns. But meanwhile it seems necessary to keep the later text. This is the one best known, it is given in all hymnbooks and is still the only authorized form. Only in one case have we printed the older text of a hymn, number 57, “Urbs Jerusalem.” The modern form of this begins: “Caelestis urbs Jerusalem.” But in this case the people who changed it in the seventeenth century did not even keep its metre; so the later version cannot be sung to the old, exceedingly beautiful tune.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1913)

ABOUT US  |  OUR HEADER  |  ARCHIVE
“For Immediate Release” • Re: Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference in Los Angeles
published 22 September 2016 by Corpus Christi Watershed

099 Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles HE MOST REVEREND Archbishop José H. Gomez, Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth (ICEL’s Executive Director), Father Andrew Menke (USCCB Secretariat of Divine Worship, Associate Director), and Bishop Elias Zaidan (Maronite Catholic bishop) are just a few of the speakers you’ll hear at the Liturgical Conference coming to Los Angeles from 29 September through 1 October, 2016.

But a change has been made.

The website of Dr. Anthony Lilles (St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo) informs us that Thursday and Friday will still be at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, but Saturday has been moved to USC Caruso Catholic Center (844 West 32nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007).

Saturday includes the PLENARY SESSION with Fr. Andrew Menke of the USCCB, who will review the current status of various liturgical projects taken up by the US Bishops.


Saturday morning at 8:00am, a Solemn High Mass will be offered with Sacred polyphony & Gregorian chant. The priests and choir are from the new Los Angeles Apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter.


109 USC Caruso Catholic Center