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

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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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. … Read More

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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, … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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PODCAzT 115: Singing the Eucharistic Prayer; Fr. Z sings and rants

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

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PODCAzT 114: Sing those Litanies!

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

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For priests who must sing upcoming TLMs

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

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PODCAzT 111: 4th Eucharistic Prayer; don Camillo (Part IX)

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

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PRAYERCAzT 30: 3 tones of the Christmas Preface (1962MR)

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

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Advent hymns dissected

For your opportune knowledge: 077 08-12-16 An Advent hymn dissected “Vox clara”, with digressions 076 08-12-07 An Advent hymn dissected “Verbum supernum prodiens“, with digressions 075 08-12-04 An Advent hymn dissected “Conditor alme siderum“; Fr. Z digresses far afield And … Read More

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PODCAzT 110 & WDTPRSL: Learning the Roman Canon in Latin for Seminarians

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

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Sunday Supper – 4

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

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PRAYERCAzT: Vespers – Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BrevRom)

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

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PRAYERCAzT: 2nd Vespers of Trinity Sunday (Breviarum Romanum)

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

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PRAYERCAzT: 1st Vespers & Compline – Trinity Sunday (Breviarum Romanum)

No frills 1st Vespers with the Breviarium Romanum for the tired brethren. And Compline.

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PODCAzT 103: The new translation of the 2nd Eucharistic Prayer; Fr. Z digresses and rants

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

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PRAYERCAzT: Compline for Pentecost (BrevRom)

For the tired brethren… … no frills Compline.

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