Five reasons keeping Holy Saturday in the morning is a good idea.
Archives for February 2021
I would not want a gift if it came from somebody who thought he had to give it to me.
Can you say “yes” to these seven questions?
Whoever accompanies this piece on the organ did something—in my humble opinion—very clever!
What if we take medieval music pedagogy seriously? Do its methods have anything to offer us today?
I recently conducted an experiment…with surprising results.
If an ex-clarinetist can do it, you can do it—and the benefits far outweigh the effort involved.
Like so many of the inaudible prayers of the Mass, this short statement is rich in significance.
Bishops have broad freedom to determine what adaptations may be necessary in 2021.
Also provided: an organ accompaniment for “Jam Christe Sol Justitiae” (an ancient Catholic hymn for Lent).
…including news Re: the 3rd edition of the Saint Edmund Campion Missal, scheduled to be released in April.
Some guidance on how to stay recollected at a low Mass while you’re also playing organ.
One of our most popular downloads has proven to be the organ accompaniment to “The Monastery Hymnal” (131 pages). This book was compiled, arranged, and edited by Achille P. Bragers, who studied at the Lemmensinstituut (Belgium) about thirty years before that school produced the NOH. Bragers might be considered an example of Belgium “Stile Antico” […]
In the Introit for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost, there is a question regarding whether to capitalize the word “christi.” The Vulgata does not, because Psalm 27 is not specifically referring to Our Lord, but rather to God’s “anointed one.” However, Missals tend to capitalize it, such as the official 1962 Missal and also a […]
Practical advice for how to start a Traditional Latin Mass in your city.
We have spoken quite a bit about “sung vs. spoken” antiphons. We have also noted that the texts of the Graduale Romanum sometimes don’t match the Missal texts (in the Extraordinary Form) because the Mass Propers are older than Saint Jerome’s Vulgate, and sometimes came from the ITALA versions of Sacred Scripture. On occasion, the […]
“Benedictus: The Traditional Catholic Companion” is an initiative of Sophia Institute Press.
Some readers have had difficulty finding this article, which we scanned and posted circa 2008, so here it is: The Attack On The Vatican Edition: A Rejoinder The Styria Press (Graz and Vienna), 1907. Reprinted in Caecilia, Vol 87, No. 1 (Spring, 1960). The article is by Dr. Peter Wagner, a student of Father Michael […]
Sometimes I think we humans are becoming too smart—perhaps too smart for our own good.
This year, the priest at my parish will be offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass ad orientem on Fridays during Lent. I wrote the following “explainer” to help my parishioners understand what’s going on and why.