Category Archives: PRAYERCAzT: What Does The (Latin) Prayer Really Sound L

A weekly service for priests who use the 1962 Missale Romanum and want to know what the Latin prayers are supposed to sound like.

1st Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday

We have come to 1st Vespers of Septugesima Sunday already.  It seems like just the day before yesterday that the Christmas cycle ended. No.  Wait… it did. Here is something for the brethren if they need to fulfill their obligation … Continue reading

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1st Vespers for Holy Family (BrevRom): “ineffable” sighting

For my weary brethren, 1st Vespers for Holy Family from the Breviarium Romanum.  I sing the hymn and recite the rest.  FOLLOW ALONG. There is a prime use of “ineffable”. The hymn is beautiful in both words and melody.  Here … Continue reading

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iPhone app for Le Barroux

I sometimes listen the podcasts of the Benedictine monks at Norcia, in Italy.  They record and post on demand recordings of their hours and Mass.  Alas, they tend to go flat, a problem many groups have when singing psalms and … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 124: Advent Vespers hymn in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms compared

In this rapid PODCAzT I return to a hymn I dissected a few years ago in another of these audio projects, the hymn for Vespers during Advent, Conditor or Creator alme siderum, in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the … Continue reading

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How the Office begins

For those who may never have seen it, this is how one starts to pray the Office in the older form. There are variations, but today’s is typical. With the help of the iBreviary app and in English… a nice … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT/PODCAzT: Corpus Christi: singing the whole nine yards

I again inflict my singing on you for most of this project. Quite a while back I started a PRAYERCAzT series, wherein I read and/or sang the prayers and readings for upcoming Sundays and Feasts for the Extraordinary Form. I … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi no frills Matins (Breviarium Romanum)

No frill Matins for Corpus Christi with the Roman Breviary.  Perhaps the weary brethren can make use of it.  The hymn is particularly nice. You can follow on Divinum Officium or your iPhone app BrevMeum. In recording, I had a … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT/PODCAzT: Trinity Sunday: singing the whole nine yards

I again inflict my singing on you for most of this project. Quite a while back I started a PRAYERCAzT series, wherein I read and/or sang the prayers and readings for upcoming Sundays and Feasts for the Extraordinary Form.  I … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 51: Easter Thursday – You who arrive only at the eleventh hour

These 5 minute daily podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day and a little insight into Easter and its Octave. Today is Wednesday in the Octave of Easter. Happy Easter to all! The Roman Station is … Continue reading

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No frills Easter Wednesday vespers from the older book, Brevarium Romanum

For the weary brethren.

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Feedback in Latin on Latin

Unus ex lectoribus necnon auditoribus mihi e-pistulas mea de vesperarum vocali incisione offeruit, quas profero. Gratias ingentes tibi ago quod die 25 mensis Aprilis divinum officium ad vesperas electronice vulgasti, tuo ipso voce recitatas, ut credo, pronuntiatu quidem eximio adhibito. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Monday in Holy Week: “we who are flagging from our weakness”

COLLECT Da, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus, ut, qui ex nostra infirmitate deficimus, intercedente Unigeniti Filii tui passione, respiremus. Today’s prayer was in the 1962 Missale Romanum and its predecessors. It was in the ancient Gregorian Sacramentary in both the Hadrianum and … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS (PODCAzTs from Fr. Z)

Many parishes and chapels will have the Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross during Lent. What version does your parish use? I have audio projects with the Way of the Cross. Here is a reading of the Via Crucis, … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 31: Friday of the 4th Week of Lent

These 5 minute daily podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is the Friday of the 4th Week of Lent. The Roman … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT: Sunday Vespers, with lots of frills (Liber Usualis) – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany – Fr. Z rants a little.

Lots of frills this time, for the tired brethren. However, I did something different time. I sang the whole thing from beginning to end using the Liber Usualis. NOTE: Most of the year people will sing the Salve Regina rather … Continue reading

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