Tag Archives: Gregorian chant

A 5-year old shows us how it’s done

For those snobby dopes out there who think Joe and Mary Bagofdoughnuts in the pews are too stoopid to handle Latin or that hearing some chant is toooo haaaard.
Here is a 5 year old singing the common Christian table prayer … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Ways to improve celebration of Mass with Novus Ordo

From a reader:
We are trying to help make a very reverent Ordinary Form mass. Any suggestions?
We thought Ad Orientem and Sung Propers might be a good start! Any other suggestions?
Right off the bat, we can all improve our own participation at … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Children learn to sing Gregorian chant at Chant Camp!

How many of you have heard someone object to Gregorian chant on the grounds that it is tooo haaard!
Right.
Here is a video about a summer camp where children as young as 8 years old are learning to sing Gregorian chant.
At … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 43: Spy Wednesday

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Today is Spy Wednesday of Holy Week.
Examine your consciences.

Have you made your good confession?
Today we hear something from the wonderful  CD of music for Lent by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt14/0643Lent2014.mp3
These daily podcasts for Lent are … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 42: Tuesday in Holy Week – Making Jesus sad.

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Today is Tuesday of Holy Week.
Examine your consciences.

Have you made your good confession?
Today we hear something from the wonderful  CD of music for Lent by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt14/0642Lent2014.mp3
These daily podcasts for Lent are intended … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 41: Monday in Holy Week

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Today is Monday of Holy Week.
Examine your consciences.

Have you made your good confession?
Today I use a cut from the Choeur Gregorien De Paris: Gregorian Chants / Liturgy for Holy Week.  Also hear something from the wonderful  CD of … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 40: Palm Sunday – “pause, take time to reflect”

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Today is Palm Sunday. Holy Week begins.
Examine your consciences and then…

GO TO CONFESSION!
These daily podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day,
I persevere in this daily project in thanks to my … Continue reading

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“Let y’all know!” The sung announcement of 2014′s liturgical dates

I saw something helpful at New Liturgical Movement.
Someone posted a printable image of the Noveritis (“Let y’all know”) in Gregorian chant notation for the singing of the liturgical dates for 2014 which takes place at Epiphany after the Gospel.  They thoughtfully … Continue reading

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Period.

Today we are celebrating the promulgation of Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on Liturgy.
50 years later!  Has it been so long?
Sacrosanctum Concilium, states this about Gregorian chant. The Latin of SC 116 is often rendered as:
The Church acknowledges Gregorian … Continue reading

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Can Gregorian Chant synchronize hearts?

Some people quote the phrase “He who sings, prays twice!” and they (wrongly) attribute it to St. Augustine of Hippo.  The phrase does not appear in anything we have of Augustine.
Also, it would be better if you said “He who … Continue reading

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