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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Category Archives: PRAYERCAzT: What Does The (Latin) Prayer Really Sound L
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 … Read More
For the weary brethren.
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. … Read More
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, … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
Inspired by a reader’s email question, I dug out my volume of the Ordo Missae in cantu to talk about and then sing the Roman Canon, 1st Eucharistic Prayer, in Latin. So, this is also a PRAYERCAzT and an ASK … Read More
Inspired by something I did recently in New York City, in this audio project I get into Litanies, namely, singing Litanies, not just reciting them. I guess this is also a PRAYERCAzT. Litanies are beautiful expressions of faith, hope and … Read More
Reminder to priests who may have to sing a TLM on Sundays and on the feast on Wednesday. PRAYERCAzTs are available. 011 07-12-03 Feast of the Immaculate Conception 012 07-12-04 2nd Sunday of Advent 013 07-12-12 “Gaudete” Sunday, the 3rd … Read More
Herein we compare the lame-duck ICEL version of the 4th Eucharistic Prayer now still in use with the new, approved and corrected translation which we will soon be able to hear in our Churches. I use the Latin original, and … Read More
Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like? Today we will hear the three tones of the Preface for Christmas in the 1962 Missale Romanum and the 2002MR as well. I don’t speak them this time. … Read More
I received a nice voice mail from some seminarians who are learning how to say the Extraordinary Form of Holy Mass on their own. They asked for help with the Latin, since they have not ever heard the Roman Canon … Read More
Once upon a time I asked you readers to determine whether I should make Coq au vin or Boeuf Bourguignon for a Sunday supper. You decided on the beef and so I dutifully made Julia Child’s version from Mastering the … Read More
No frills vespers from the Breviarium Romanum, though I sing the hymn Ave maris stella. The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe.Gerard Manley Hopkins, 1918 Wild air, world-mothering air,Nestling me everywhere,That each eyelash or hairGirdles; goes home betwixtThe … Read More
Vor the tired brethren…. Vespers from the older, traditional form of the Office. No frills… well most of it is no frills…. I sing the hymn, Magnificat antiphon and Magnificat. It is a feast, after all, and the liturgical (if … Read More
No frills 1st Vespers with the Breviarium Romanum for the tired brethren. And Compline.
Today we will compare the lame-duck ICEL version of the 2nd Eucharistic Prayer now still in use with the new, approved and improved translation which we will soon be able to hear in our Churches. The new translation of the … Read More
For the tired brethren… … no frills Compline.