How fast the chant? Posted by Jeffrey Tucker If you sing the chant too slowly, you lose the sense of the chant, you lose the meaning because the chant, the text, becomes less and less understandable.
Prayers are being asked for the people of Granbury & Cleburne, Texas as they recover from recent tornadoes. The Ordinariate community of St
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A question appeared on this blog about the second edition of the Parish Book of Chant, regarding whether it works to have and use both simultaneously. The answer is that no contents of the 1st edition have been removed or changed in the 2nd edition only adds material such as litanies, sequences, hymn verses, and more ordinary chants.
2013-05-15 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) Pray for priests and bishops, that they might not give in to the temptations of money and vanity, but serve the people of God. This was Pope Francis’ exhortation to the faithful at Mass this morning in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae residence in the Vatican, at which there was a group of Vatican Radio staff.Pope Francis’ homily took its starting point from the passage in the Acts of the Apostles, in which Paul exhorts the elders of the Church of Ephesus to watch over themselves and all the flock, to be attentive shepherds, and guard against the “ravenous wolves” that would feed on the fold.
When we have this relationship with God and with his people, and grace passes through us, then we are priests, mediators between God and men. What I want to emphasize is that we need constantly to stir up God’s grace and perceive in every request, even those requests that are inconvenient and at times purely material or downright banal – but only apparently so – the desire of our people to be anointed with fragrant oil, since they know that we have it.
Another news arrives to the official site of the World Youth Day, the channel “You at WYD”, that is today launched bringing lots of statements of pilgrims. There you will find testimonies of people that already experimented the joy of a World Youth Day, the expectative that everybody have while preparing the event, and how you are preparing to raise the money to come to Rio de Janeiro, among many other stories, each one accompanied with photos or videos.We are also inviting you to share in the channel “You at WYD” how is going your preparation, through the site http://www.rio2013.com/en/voce-na-jmj.
From the beauty of all these liturgical things, which is not so much about trappings and fine fabrics than about the glory of our God resplendent in his people, alive and strengthened, we turn now to a consideration of activity, action. The precious oil which anoints the head of Aaron does more than simply lend fragrance to his person; it overflows down to “the edges”.
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In many places in Poland the traditional May Devotions to Our Lady are celebrated by the street shrines. People usually sing the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Beneath Thy Protection and some other Marian songs
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… I know it can be hard to talk about pro-life issues with someone who is adamantly pro-abortion. It’s an emotionally charged topic where logic and respect for differing opinions can get tossed out the window in favor of yelling and screaming
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Susan GriffithsThe story of Susan Griffiths assisted suicide death at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland has significant emotional appeal.
The following article was written by Ruth Enns and published on April 22, 2013 by CBC News Manitoba concerning the case of Susan Griffiths.
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