Daily Archives: 8 May 2012

Funeral Lectionary: Mark 15:33-39; 16:1-6

Mark’s account of Jesus’ death and resurrection is mashed together as one option for a funeral Gospel: At noon darkness came over the whole land   until three in the afternoon. And at three o’clock Jesus cried out in a … Continue reading

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String Trio

Playing around a bit on my lunch hour with some software and downloading capabilities. I thought I’d serenade (briefly) visitors with a string trio prelude I wrote as something of a composition exercise about fifteen years ago. I think I … Continue reading

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Come Holy Ghost, Be Not Afraid

Two number-one seeds (courtesy of NPM’s top-four) are already eliminated. Don’t be afraid of today’s polling, maybe another one is in danger: The Pentecost hymn needed “overtime” to outpoll “Adoro Te Devote.” Will this traditional hymn have an easier time … Continue reading

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It’s not really seasonally appropriate this time of year, but a group of students wanted to record my “spooky” arrangement of “Calvary” the other night. I’m surprised at what has an impact on people, not just young believers. As I … Continue reading

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RDCA II, 1-3: Nature and Dignity of Churches

The core of the RDCA treats the dedication of a church. Chapter Two includes an introduction of 27 numbered sections, followed by the rite itself (28-85). We’ll take a few weeks to get through it. 1. Through his death and … Continue reading

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GDC 256: “The baptismal catechumenate of adults”

A catechumenate takes place almost exclusively in a parish setting, and within the various subsettings there. There’s a note attached to today’s section heading, “See Part I, chap. III. Here the question of the baptismal catechumenate as a locus of … Continue reading

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