Just to alert our readers to a number of excellent, thought-provoking, cross-blog considerations relevant to liturgical music and of interest to at least some Pray Tell readership. . .Read more
This is clearly an editorial oddity – perhaps produced after a heavy Roman lunch?Read more
I have high hopes for a renewal of biblical piety for Catholics who sing the hymn texts in Worship, 4th edition.Read more
“At Nicea, your ideas were the answer to the fuss.
Athanasius, so loquacious, now from heaven, pray for us.”
The 1998 sacramentary-that-never-was contains this noble effort at telling the story of the Chrism Mass.Read more
Events in Cairo are having an impact on our world. How do we pray for and with the Egyptian people?Read more
by J. Michael Joncas
What might this medieval practice of troping the introit suggest to us? No premium was placed on absolute liturgical uniformity from community to community. The tropes were ephemeral; they responded to a particular location, era and culture and disappeared from the liturgy when any of those factors changed.
Elsewhere on this blog a vigorous discussion is taking place on “Singing the Mass” … What, then, are the propers of the Roman Missal and their relevance to the fire they should be fueling?Read more
The fourth and final hymn text I’ve chosen for the final week of Advent is one I wrote last year for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Cycle C. The text is a meditation on the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth, as would be appropriate for the final days of Advent when the Church invites us to ponder the events immediately impinging upon the birth of Jesus.Read more
The hymn that I’ve chosen for the third week of Advent is a tour-de-force from the hymn-writing team of Thomas H. Troeger and Carol Doran, “Wild the Man and Wild the Place.” In some aspects, this text is as audacious as the Baptist’s life and preaching.Read more