Daily Archives: 17 November 2007

Byzantine Liturgy: Taxis, Historia, Theoria

(This is Neil.) I had hoped to put up this post a few days ago, so you will have to forgive the unexpected delay. The last lecture collected in the Jesuit liturgist Robert Taft’s Through Their Own Eyes: Liturgy as … Continue reading

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“Christmas Variety Shows”

The post and comments on NLM’s thread on Christmas prelude music is alternately ridiculous and illuminating. A variety show would include dancing, comedy, and other forms of entertainment. The worst of the Midnight Mass preliminaries might be called a “revue,” … Continue reading

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GILH 271-273: Progressive Solemnity

The concession of #271 assumes that daily singing is the ideal. 271. It is particularly appropriate that there be singing at least on Sundays and holydays, so that the different degrees of solemnity will thus come to be recognized. Musicians … Continue reading

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