Daily Archives: 12 July 2010

The Best of Hymns, The Worst of Hymns

First Things reenters the liturgical music fray today with its Ten Best Hymns. It’s a follow up piece to the Ten Worst. Note they confine their affirmation to “hymns only, and not anthems, hymns being defined as those sacred songs … Continue reading

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OCF 38: Other Symbols

Let’s look into the mind of the Church on symbols other than candles, water, and incense: 38. If it is the custom in the local community, a pall may be placed over the coffin when it is received at the … Continue reading

Posted in Order of Christian Funerals, post-conciliar liturgy documents, Rites | 2 Comments