Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like?
In this audio project I will simply read, and this week sing, the Latin prayers for the upcoming Sunday or feast from the 1962 Missale Romanum.
If priests who are learning to say the older form of Holy Mass can get these prayers in their ears, they will be able to pray them with more confidence. So, priests are my very first concern. However, these audio projects can be of great help to lay people who attend Holy Mass in the Traditional, or extraordinary form: by listening to them ahead of time, and becoming familiar with the sound of the before attending Mass, they will be more receptive to the content of the prayers and be aided in their full, conscious and active participation.
My pronunciation of Latin is going to betray something of my nationality, of course. Men who have as their mother tongue something other than English will sound a little different. However, we are told that the standard for the pronunciation of Latin in church is the way it is spoken in Rome. Since I have spent a lot of time in Rome, you can be pretty sure my accent will not be too far off the mark.
Today we will hear the prayers and readings for the Feast of Christ the King (22nd Sunday after Pentecost) which in the traditional calendar falls on the last Sunday of October. I speak all the prayers, sing the Collect and Postcommunion in the Festal Tone, and speak and sing the proper Preface in the Solemn Tone.
In the recording I deliver these prayers more slowly than I would ordinarily during Holy Mass. But hopefully the slower pace will help you hear the words a little more clearly.
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Pray for me, listen carefully, and practice practice practice.
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