How high should congregational hymns and antiphons and refrains and service music be pitched?
Archive for July, 2015
Maybe Martha is busy, even bossy. But, Martha is my spiritual hero.
By comparison with the Missal, the RCIA pays little attention to the role of deacons in the liturgy.
I keep thinking about the implications of Pope Francis’s Encyclical Laudato Si for liturgical life. Today, I ponder some concrete elements of how we assemble for worship. First, there is the uncomfortable truth that churches are big consumers of energy, and quite a bit of that consumption happens on Sunday morning. Let’s take the parish […]
The “opening prayer” is a silent prayer done by “all in silence with the priest” (per the Roman Missal), with the priest truly functioning as a presider by leading all in the silent prayer and concluding it with the Collect.
I’m in Cambridge, England this week for a joint conference of IAH, HSGBI, and HSUSC.
“It is a bit funny that, in various places, the central and unique main event of the Church year is celebrated several times consecutively.”
The General Instruction on the Liturgy of the Hours allows joining Mass with Lauds or Vespers – do you do so?
In an unguarded moment of blunt ignorance, I blurted out, “Who’s that lady with the egg?” My teacher looked at me, and with a patient voice, informed me that “That ‘Lady with the Egg’ is Mary Magdalene.”
32% of respondents so far see Pray Tell as more on the so-called “liberal” side, with only 2% seeing us on the “conservative” side. But the biggest group – 54% see us as right in the middle.