Monday, November 23, 2009

A Spirit of the Liturgy Column

Zenit has launched a new Spirit of the Liturgy column, the first of which is The Priesthood and the Mass. From the article: As we see, St. John Mary points to the greatness of the priest with the privileged reference to the power that he exercises in the sacraments in the name of the Person of Christ. Benedict XVI brought this light, citing still other words of the Curé d'Ars, which refer in particular to the office of celebrating the Holy Eucharist. The Pope writes that the saint "was convinced that the fervor of a priest's life depended entirely upon the Mass: 'The reason why a priest is lax is that he does not pay attention to the Mass! My God, how we ought to pity a priest who celebrates as if he were engaged in something routine!'"

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Medieval or not?

This is just slightly off topic, but there's a battle going on about Chant. I would love comments from those in the know.

This article Sacred Music, Sacred Time by David P. Goldman sparked this:

Gregorian Chant: General: First Things: chant was the "invention" of Solesmes, and other odd claims on MusicaSacra forum.