Daily Archives: 15 March 2008

Church Windows

I confess a weakness for tone poems over symphonies. My introduction to Ottorino Respighi was hearing The Pines of Rome performed at the Eastman School in the Fall of 1978. I actually heard it live twice that year. When I … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph Table!

On my feast day, the parishioners set up a fantastic St Joseph Table. My camera image isn’t terrific over on the left here. The Saint Joseph statue from church has been borrowed and he’s nearly hidden by the lilies. The … Continue reading

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DMC 43-45: Choices of Texts

Picking up on the last DMC post, there is a sound option for liturgists and clergy if the readings are unsuitable: change them. The DMC suggests that other Lectionary or Bible readings can be used. With weekly school Masses, I … Continue reading

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Ashes To Palms, Then What?

After starting in ashes, we come back to recalling the triumph. It’s the busiest week for liturgists. Doubly so if the liturgist is involved with music in any way. Today we have a slight delay before preparing our church for … Continue reading

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DMC 41-42: Three, Two, or One?

Nine of the DMC’s fifty-five sections detail the proclamation and preaching of the Word. Rome considers this important for children, clearly. 41. Since readings taken from holy Scripture “form the main part of the liturgy of the word,” [GIRM 33.] … Continue reading

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