100 Years of Church Teaching on Gregorian Chant

Posted May 23, 2017 6:56 pm by Didobonaparte

100 Years of Church Teaching on Gregorian Chant

In 2003, Pope John Paul II commemorated first centenary of the promulgation of Pope Saint Pius X’s motu proprio on sacred music, Tra le Sollecitudini. Below you will find excerpts on Gregorian chant from the major Vatican documents on sacred music from the 1903 Motu proprio of Saint Pius X, down to the chirograph of Pope John Paul one hundred years later. The chant is a major and recurring theme in the Church’s teaching on music for the liturgy. In the following excerpts, the Church teaches us that not only should this music be a part of every Catholic’s experience

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