Daily Archives: 4 April 2012

Funeral Lectionary: Psalm 42:2, 3, 5cdef; Psalm 43:3, 4, 5

Another Easter Vigil Scripture, though one you may not hear (or sing) unless your parish is bold enough to do all seven Old Testament readings. This merging of Psalms 42 and 43 followes the reading from Ezekiel 36. If it’s … Continue reading

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Across the Languages

On my morning bike commute to the parish, I’ve been practicing counting forwards and backwards in Spanish. The relationship between different languages fascinates me. And the patterns of numbers is almost as cool as the blooming trees in my neighborhood. … Continue reading

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Hymn of Kassia

Palm Sunday and the Triduum dominate Holy Week like no liturgies of any other week. And yet, the last days of Lent are not without their moving moments. Today is Spy Wednesday, and is associated with the woman anointing Jesus’ … Continue reading

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GDC 206: Those with responsibility for the processes of inculturation

 Pope John Paul II’s 1990 encyclical suggests a very broad and egalitarian approach to inculturation: 206. “Inculturation must involve the whole People of God, and not just a few experts, since the people reflect the authentic ‘sensus fidei’ which must … Continue reading

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GIRM 397: The Importance of Rome

As we get very close to the end of the GIRM, a reminder about the importance of the Universal Church as each local community celebrsates the liturgy, and of course, that we owe our heritage to Rome: 397. The principle … Continue reading

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