May 2021 archive of Music & Liturgy Musings

May 2021 archive of Music & Liturgy Musings

The Sign of Peace

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 5/26/21

Next week, we will again be able to offer each other the Sign of Peace at Mass. With this restoration of the sign, we now have a great opportunity to re-examine the theological significance of the rite and what it means spiritually and practically. Too often, the sign of ... Read More »

All Things Caught Up in Christ

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 5/18/21

At the conclusion of Second Vespers (Evening Prayer II) on Pentecost, the Easter season officially ends. As the Spirit has been poured out in abundance on us, we are emboldened and sent forth into the world to proclaim the paschal mystery: Christ crucified, risen, and ascended into heaven. We ... Read More »

The Extended Pentecost Vigil

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 5/18/21

Friends, as I noted last week we have the great opportunity this Saturday evening to celebrate the extended vigil of Pentecost--a wonderful liturgical treasure of the Church revived in the most recent revision of the Roman Missal. A brief history: the Pentecost Vigil arose from an early Church practice of ... Read More »

Preparing for Pentecost!

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 5/07/21

Friends, in two weeks we will celebrate the third greatest feast in the Church year: the Solemnity of Pentecost. On Friday, the day after the traditional date of the Ascension, we begin the Holy Spirit novena in preparation for the coming of the Spirit. The nine days between the ... Read More »


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