Monday, December 22, 2008

Winter Liturgy

In previous posts, I have stated that there should be a greater diversity in liturgy such as before the Council of Trent. Someone had asked for an example, and I believe at that time I cited the Congregation of the Great Spirit (everyone should go there at least once, especially since it could close soon with it no longer receiving any Archdiocesan support).

Well, with a good foot of snow on the ground, I thought of another example. Michael Joncas' "Table Prayer: The Winter Name of God." It is always a joy to be at any parish or chapel that is using that sung Eucharistic Prayer. I can guarantee that that Eucharistic Prayer is not liturgical by Rome's standards, but it is a beautiful prayer. I see it as the Midwest United States' form of the Eastern sung liturgy. I free sample of this prayer can be heard HERE, it's number 60.

Merry Christmas!!!

A Faithful Catholic

7 comments:

Terrence Berres said...

You belong to a parish in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee with a liturgy that has been insufficiently diverse for lack of Michael Joncas compositions? Mind telling us the name?

Jack said...

Terrence,

Why do you need to know what parish? Are you the diocesan grand inquisitor? I would not tell you my parish. You could be up to mischief. I was thinking better of you recently, but now you're back to the old ways.

Terrence Berres said...

"Why do you need to know what parish?"

As I indicated, because it appears its musical repertoire would be so unusual, at least around here.

Jack said...

Terrence,

Shaky answer. Jack

Terrence Berres said...
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Terrence Berres said...

"Shaky answer."

Maybe you're shivering while you read it; better check the thermostat.

Jack said...

What?????

Jack