Monthly Archives: July 2010

OCF 51: Between Death and the Funeral Liturgy

One thing you will not find in the Church’s liturgy is the rosary during a wake. There can be a lot of misunderstanding about this. The rosary is ritual, to be sure. But it is not part of the funeral … Continue reading

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Kissing the Ring

One commentator at this Universe Today post on Prometheus, moon of Saturn, sees this as a “kiss,” the interaction of the F Ring and the moon Prometheus Look at recent smooches: Eye candy credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Prometheus also clumps … Continue reading

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Another Oz Bishop: “I am truly sorry”

Wollongong is closer (about an hour’s drive south) to Sydney than Melbourne, and now their bishop has offered a public apology. From the local press there: I offer my sincere apology to those who have suffered abuse at the hands … Continue reading

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Finding One’s Way Through Rites and Documents

When I was gathering undergrad credits in religion to matriculate as a Master’s Degree student, I took four courses in the summer of 1984 at the Rensselaer Program of Church Music and Liturgy. In one, “Rites and Recent Documents,” music … Continue reading

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OCF 50: Part I, Funeral Rites

Let’s begin a close examination of Part I of the OCF. This section introduces the part: 50. Part I of the Order of Christian Funerals is divided into three groups of rites that correspond in general to the three principal … Continue reading

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Recording Contracts: Such a Big Deal?

Chant Cafe noted the latest group of Benedictine religious being coopted by Big Music. Yet another record company horns in on the Gregorian chant/religious music¬†specialty market. Pardon my cynicism about the whole notion of a “record contract,” but this is … Continue reading

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OCF 49: Other Texts

The OCF contains three other “Parts,” as we read in the last paragraph of the General Introduction. Remember that all of our posts so far have covered this General Introduction, which is to the Funeral Rites what the GIRM is … Continue reading

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