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ASK FATHER: Must the Exsultet be sung by a cleric?

From a reader
QUAERITUR:
Must the Exultet be sung by a cleric?
Short and simple.
The short answer is: It ought to be.
In the Novus Ordo I believe it is permitted for a non-cleric to sing the Exsultet. I guess that option looks more … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Sermon for the Easter Vigil: of creation, light, communication, community, and bees

Here is the Pope’s sermon for the Easter Vigil.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Easter is the feast of the new creation. Jesus is risen and dies no more. He has opened the door to a new life, one that no longer knows … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Female and male duet for the Exultet

From a reader:
Several years ago, our new husband & wife (talented but very Haugen/Haas loyal) music directors introduced/replaced the familiar English version of the Exultet at the Vigil with a modern(Haugen?) version sung as a duet by male (Deacon) & … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Exultet in two languages

From a reader:
Father and the deacons at my parish know that I study chant, and it has been suggested that I sing the Exultet this year. This is one of the first chants I started learning (in Latin of course) … Continue reading

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