Daily Archives: 5 December 2006

Ne Timeas

I had an idea for a musical piece, incorporating this angelic encouragement (“Do not be afraid.”) from the annunciation to Mary: In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to … Continue reading

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The Organs of Rome: Fourth Movement, John and Paul, Finale

My friend Steve sent me the last installment of his Rome pilgrimage travelogue. I share it with you. No organists have commented on the isntruments or the playing conditions. What do you think? Wednesday was the day that our group … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 88

Praying the right hours at the right time of day–this is a virtue, and should be enforced in the reform: Because the purpose of the office is to sanctify the day, the traditional sequence of the hours is to be … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 87

Like the other sacraments and sacramentals, the Divine Office is to be reformed, according to the council bishops: In order that the divine office may be better and more perfectly prayed in existing circumstances, whether by priests or by other … Continue reading

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