PDF Download • Chant Notation—Nuptial Blessing (EF)
2019 September 08 by Fr. David Friel

With permission from the CDF, the nuptial blessing at a sung EF Mass may be chanted according to this melody.


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Mutuality vs. Male Headship within Marriage
2018 January 07 by Fr. David Friel

Liturgical Evidence from Marriage Rituals throughout History


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Fr. Gaspar eloquently emphasis key words and phrases, underscoring the beauty of the sacrament.


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The Historic Adaptability of the Marriage Rite
2016 December 11 by Fr. David Friel

Evidence from Trent and Vatican II


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The Rite of Marriage, Second Edition
2016 March 13 by Fr. David Friel

The release date has been set. What will be new in the new Rite of Marriage?


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Only the Lover Sings
2014 October 26 by Fr. David Friel

The South Philly Tradition of the Wedding Serenade


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The Meaning of Marriage
2014 September 14 by Fr. David Friel

Does This Mean That Cohabitation Is Okay Now?


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Finally getting through the Introductory Rites of the Nuptial Mass.


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Some thoughts on the Introductory Rites for the Nuptial Mass.


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Weddings: Some Practical Advice - Introduction
2014 August 20 by Andrew R. Motyka

A curmudgeonly introduction to a series on wedding advice.


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Steering Wedding Dates away from Advent & Lent
2014 March 09 by Fr. David Friel

Embracing the Spirit of the Liturgical Calendar


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Celebrating Parish Weddings
2014 February 09 by Fr. David Friel

New Rubrics for Use of the Gloria


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Gregorian Propers at a Nuptial Mass in “Southie”?
2014 January 17 by Richard J. Clark

“Southie” is a section of Boston better known from the films “Good Will Hunting” and “The Departed.” It is also infamous for the convicted murderer and gangster, James “Whitey” Bulger. But, yes, glorious Gregorian Propers, polyphony, and hymnody at a Nuptial Mass in “Southie.”


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