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Jerusalem remembers,
in the days of her affliction and wandering,
all the precious things
that were hers in days of old.
When her people fell into the hand of the foe,

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The Transfiguration of the Choral Conductor, Part 4

The flowers are opening.  These are the writings of the April dream (the continuous poem of Lucia Mystica).

In the vast ancient edifice of time, the secrets of music are hidden.   584 more words

Gregorian Chant

3 Easy Steps to Start Singing Gregorian Chant

Yes, it really is this easy to begin chanting the ancient music of the Church! Two and a half years ago I knew NOTHING about Sacred Music, had no vocal training, and had never even sung in a choir. 547 more words

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Gregorian Chant: The Birthright of All Catholics

Catholics rejecting chant is like an American rejecting ‘American the Beautiful’

 Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

Last week, Father Jordi Piqué, O.S.B., dean of Rome’s Pontifical University of Saint Anselmo, announced that the Benedictine-run University has launched an M.A. 1,365 more words


How do we solemnly proclaim the word of God and the Gospel in particular?

Another suggestion which emerged from the Synod was that the proclamation of the word of God, and the Gospel in particular, should be made more solemn, especially on major liturgical feasts, through the use of the Gospel Book, carried in procession during the opening rites and then brought to the lectern by a deacon or priest for proclamation. 100 more words