For those who have never experienced Vespers, an answer like that comes across as “gobbledygook.”
Destroying the season of Epiphany was in direct disobedience to Vatican II.
Today’s communion antiphon is a masterpiece of musical exegesis.
The musical style is totally secular; similar to what one might hear on the radio.
This was posted in 2013, but you’ll want to bookmark it.
Those who direct small choirs are always looking for great repertoire.
A smaller group sings for the 9:00am Mass; a large chorus sings for the 11:00am Mass.
My brother immediately said: “I would never use this; it’s terrible, Jeff.” — And he was correct!
Opportunities to be immersed in Latin are still available this spring.
They were: (1) Cardinal Palazzini; (2) Cardinal Stickler; (3) Cardinal Mayer; (4) Cardinal Oddi; (5) Cardinal Casaroli; (6) Cardinal Gantin; (7) Cardinal Innocenti; (8) Cardinal Ratzinger; (9) Cardinal Tomko.
Only fellow choirmasters know how much work choirmasters do “behind the scenes.”
“As a pastor of souls, I wince at this sort of language directed at good Catholics…” —Monsignor Charles Pope
For the Blessing of Holy Water on Epiphany Eve.
The early history of Solesmes plainchant research provides a historical parallel for responding to current Vatican liturgical rules.
Archbishop Roche says the ‘true’ parishioners are supposed to make it clear the EF people are lowest on the totem pole.
I felt that the Listening and Discernment Guides would make something of a Christmas Party Diversion while my family was all gathered together. We had a lively discussion, following the Guides with a suitable lack of rigidity. I hope the synod itself will be as much fun for the bishops.
Dear readers, thank you for everything!
Vatican II said: “The treasury of sacred music is to be preserved and fostered with great care” (SC §114).
This statement by the “Una Voce” president strikes me as inaccurate.
“The Extraordinary Form is another expression (older than the 1969 Missal) and is a valid expression of the Church’s liturgy.” —Arthur Roche
Download scores and listen to demos for the Announcement of Easter and Moveable Feasts (Epiphany Proclamation)
I recorded all the voices, to demonstrate how it sounds…
I remember hearing folks say (erroneously): “Don’t cross out Christmas!”
Vatican II said: “Pastors must see to it that Vespers is celebrated in parishes on Sundays and the more solemn feasts” (SC §100).
Louis Bouyer—the priest chosen to compose “Eucharistic Prayer II”—condemned the liturgical reforms when he saw the results.
It may be an ugly booklet, but it got the job done yesterday.
Including more information about the “Pope Pius XII Hymnal.”
A massively underrated composer died 500 years ago today.
Three (3) bullet points, written on a single sheet of paper.
Actual hymn lyrics: “Is it spooky? Is it weird?”
Can Protestant translations be dangerous? This paper presents items worth considering.