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And the Beat Goes On!

I resumed listening to Gregorian chant music while meditating. I find it very relaxing and creates an ethereal feeling while I’m meditating. The high angelic tones make me thing of the music in huge cathedrals with the echoes reverberating throughout the building. 305 more words

Greg Katz

The Latin Mass Explained (A Movie)

Traditional Latin Mass filmed on Easter Sunday in 1941 at Our Lady of Sorrows church in Chicago. The film presents the ceremonies of the Missa Solemnis or Solemn High Mass in full detail with narration by then-Mgr.

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The rise and fall of religious music

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I was raised Catholic but stopped going to church as a teenager, as soon as my parents would (reluctantly) allow it. I never found the Mass particularly interesting, inspiring, special, momentous, or mysterious – except in the sense that it was a complete mystery to me why these equally bored and unhappy-looking people continued to go to it week after week. 918 more words

Melancholic

Search the Liber usualis

The Liber usualis is a valuable resource for musical scholars; as a compendium of the most common chants used by the Catholic Church, it is particularly useful for identifying the origins of chants used in polyphonic compositions. 70 more words

Resources

Book 1: The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penney

I did it! I went to Goodreads and joined the 2015 Reading Challenge with the goal of reading 100 books this year. That was the… 733 more words

Books

O Emmanuel (Dec 23)

The O Antiphon for Dec 23 sung by the Cantarte Regensburg.

O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos Domine Deus noster.

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