Daily Archives: 8 December 2008

Veni Emmanuel, Magi

  Respighi’s musical triptych of three Botticelli paintings is on one of the oldest cd’s I own, the New Zealand Symphony performing. My favorite of these is the nine-minute piece inspired by the L’adorazione dei Magi, above. It’s a bit … Continue reading

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Sing That New Song

Among those church musicians out there, how did you handle the holy day psalm, the 98th? It is the assigned psalm for the Christmas feast as well as the common psalm for the season. Here are verses one through four: Sing … Continue reading

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PCS 143-148: Liturgy of the Eucharist and Concluding Rites

I won’t post all of the “black” in this post which wraps up anointing of the sick at Mass. The ritual Mass continues after anointing with the liturgy of the Eucharist (PCS 143). It offers options for the prayer over … Continue reading

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“Benefit the New Generation”

Does your home or parish have plans for the live tree you may be using this Christmas and/or Advent? I confess we switched to being a plastic tree family years ago. One Christmas we had needles shedding everywhere. They were still … Continue reading

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