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Richard J. Clark is the Director of Music of the Archdiocese of Boston and the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. He is also Chapel Organist (Saint Mary’s Chapel) at Boston College. His compositions have been performed worldwide.
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“The problem of the new Missal resides in its departure from the continuous history which was going on before and after Pius V, and that it creates definitely a new book (although with old material). Its appearance is accompanied by a type of prohibition of what was traditional, being such a type of prohibition alien to the ecclesiastical history of law and of liturgy. From my personal knowledge of the conciliar debates and from the repeated reading of the speeches of the Fathers of the Council, I can say with certainty, that this was not intended by them.”
— Cardinal Ratzinger, Letter to Wolfgang Waldstein (14 December 1976)

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Recording of Announcement of Easter and Movable Feasts • 2017
published 6 January 2017 by Richard J. Clark

R. JONATHAN GASPAR of the Archdiocese of Boston has recorded the Epiphany Proclamation (2017) • The Announcement of Easter and Movable Feasts. While recorded with an iPhone, it is quite clear and should be very helpful for anyone singing this in English for the Ordinary Form.


Many thanks again to Ben Yanke for his engraving which you can download here.

*One note in both the recording and score: In the United States, the correct date of Corpus Christi is the 18th of June.

From the Ordo:

On Epiphany there is an ancient custom of announcing the dates of movable feasts for the coming year. This proclamation has been used with the blessing and distribution of calendars. This Epiphany Proclamation may take place after the reading of the Gospel, or within or after the homily. It may be solemnly sung by the deacon, the presider, or cantor from the ambo. See the Roman Missal, Appendix I: The Announcement of Easter and the Movable Feasts.

For the Extraordinary Form, Veronica Brandt posts the Epiphany Proclamation here.