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Please join Mount Calvary, Baltimore's Ordinariate parish, for a special Advent Choral Evensong and Benediction at 4:30pm this Sunday, December 15, for one of Mount Calvary's best traditions. Music will feature Dyson, Hassler and Palestrina. "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice."
Recently, the first Missa Cantata in 50 years was celebrated at the Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians with the cooperation of the local ICKSP parish. In addition to the ordinary, several Kevin Allen pieces were sung by a schola of young women, alternating with the men's schola which I directed in chanting the propers. Show More Summary
This article is the last of a five-part series occasioned by a recent article by Dr Kwasniewski. Click the following links to read part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4. The final question which I wish to address in this series on the lectionary...Show More Summary
Readers of NLM will definitely want to have a look at the latest of the Position Papers commissioned by the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce. The new Positio -- number 17 in this already classic series -- is entitled " The Reception...Show More Summary
On this feast of Saint Nicholas, when in many parts of the Catholic world it has been a centuries-old custom to give small gifts, it occurred to me to remind fellow lovers of the liturgy that the 2014 Calendar from the Monks of Norcia...Show More Summary
Fifty years ago, the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, was promulgated by Pope Paul VI and nearly all the fathers of the conciliar assembly. Having considered the glaring discrepancy...Show More Summary
This year, the feast of the Immaculate Conception falls on a Sunday; in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, the Sundays of Advent are given precedence over all feasts, and so the feast is translated to Monday, December 9th. This isShow More Summary
The Tridentine Liturgy Community of the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong “Mary Help of Christians” is offering a series of liturgical formation seminars, the first of which will take place next Sunday. His Excellency Athanasius Schneider,...Show More Summary
There will be a Carol Service this Wednesday at 7pm at St Mary Moorfields Church in London to raise money for Aid to the Church in Need's appeal for the Church in Syria. Admission is free with a retiring collection.
Through the kindness of our friends at Breviarium S.O.P., I am pleased to make available a 2014 Ordo for use with the Dominican Rite Breviary. It may be purchased here.I also remind readers that the Dominican Rite Calendar for 2014 is also available for download (free) on the left sidebar of Dominican Liturgy. This calendar has been recently corrected and expanded.
Although most of us would generally define a carol as a verse song written for Christmas, the origins of the carol are quite different. In medieval England, carolers would stand in a circle and sing a refrain, and a soloist in the centre of the circle would sing (and possibly dance) the verses. Show More Summary
Today is the feast of one of the great Patriarchs of Eastern monasticism, Saint Sabbas, who is usually given the epithet “the Sanctified” in the Byzantine Rite. Born in the year 439, he died at the age of 93 in 532 A.D. Having entered...Show More Summary
Juventutem DC follows up its successful Day of Recollection for All Souls Day with a December sequel: a special traditional Latin Mass and Day of Recollection for the Feast of St. Ambrose on Dec. 7. The Chapter plans to mark the feast day of this Doctor of the church with a Low Mass at 8:30am at St. Show More Summary
Universality is extremely important because we don’t want music segmented by demographics if we can avoid it: there shouldn’t be one kind of music for the youth, one for the old people, and one for the boomers. Whatever kind of music that goes on at Mass, it should be obvious to everybody that it is holy and beautiful. Show More Summary
Yesterday marked the 450th anniversary of the close of the Council of Trent. This is the Council that launched the Catholic Counter-Reformation stimulating, for example, the foundation of new and successful religious orders, 'introducing'...Show More Summary
Although in recent years much has been done to spread an accurate knowledge of the teaching of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, we are still a long way from Pope Benedict XVI’s desire that the faithful everywhere, led by their pastors, would rediscover the riches of the sixteen conciliar documents. Show More Summary
Mount Calvary Catholic Church, Baltimore's Ordinariate parish, continues its new monthly First Friday Series on Friday, Dec. 6. Adoration and Confessions will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by Devotions and Benediction in the Anglican Use at 6:30 pm. Show More Summary
Here are some photographs of St Philip's School Confirmation and Pontifical Benediction which took place at the London Oratory yesterday. Bishop John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, confirmed the boys and gave Pontifical Benediction. [Photos: Lily Canterbury]
Recently, Fr. David Michael Spencer of the Mercederians was ordained to the Order of the priesthood at his home parish. Both Masses were celebrated ad orientem, and Father Spencer's set of vestments that he wore during the Mass of Thankgiving...Show More Summary
This article is the fourth of a five-part series occasioned by a recent article by Dr. Kwasniewski. Click the following links to read part 1, part 2 and part 3. It is a well-known characteristic of the Missal of St. Pius V that comparatively few ferial days have their own readings, an aspect of it which many consider something of a defect. Show More Summary