A Te Deum: liturgical celebration of the Motu Proprio

You will recall that I have written on various occasions that when the Motu Proprio comes out we must sing Te Deum and Non Nobis, as they did in Henry V.

I received a nice note from DS informing me that at their parish of the Holy Rosary in Jersey City, where the Extraordinary form of Holy Mass with the Missal of Bl. John XXIII is used, there will be sung a Te Deum on 8 July.

I thought you might like to see that here in Jersey City we are trying to follow your rules of engagement, number one being joy and thanksgiving led by the men’s schola with the bells peeling, and the church doors flung open. … The rest of the music program for the mass is provided below.

Now perhaps one can stop worrying so much about these macro issues and get down to the nitty gritty of  becoming a Christian.

Here is a taste of what they will do…

PRELUDE   Organ Prelude
PROCESSIONAL HYMN     All: O God Beyond All Praising – MI #560
SPRINKLING RITE          All: Asperges Me Chant – Music Sheet

KYRIE               All: Missa Orbis Factor Chant – Music Sheet
GLORIA               All: Missa Orbis Factor Chant – Music Sheet
CREDO               All: I Chant Music Sheet
OFFERTORY MOTET          Non Nobis, Domine Byrd
SANCTUS               All: Missa Orbis Factor Chant – Music Sheet
AGNUS DEI          All: Missa Orbis Factor Chant – Music Sheet
COMMUNION HYMN          O Esca Viatorum Isaak-Bach – SG #228a

THANKSGIVING HYMN     Te Deum Laudamus Solemn Tone Chant
In thanksgiving for Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio “Summorum
Pontificum” granting wider permission for the traditional Roman Rite
Mass and Sacraments

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  1. Christopher says:

    Deo Gratias.

  2. Cerimoniere says:

    I’ll certainly be singing one privately (or indeed, in common with others!).

    Given the negotiations I foresee with the authorities coming up, unfortunately, I’m not sure a public Te Deum after Mass on Sunday in our church would be entirely prudent. While I would see it as “showing genuine Christian joy”, I fear the authorities might see it as “strutting., and so I think we’ll probably take a self-denying ordinance in public for the present.

  3. Cerimoniere says:

    Sorry about the typos; here at work, the right hand side of the comments box goes off the screen’s edge periodically. I’m not sure what I need to do to fix it…

  4. Fr Arsenius says:

    What??!? No “Gathering Song”??!? No “Going Forth Song”??!? What is this world coming to? ;-)

    [Sanity, I hope]

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