August 2021 archive of Music & Liturgy Musings

August 2021 archive of Music & Liturgy Musings

Eucharistic Adoration

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 8/25/21

O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption.Who live and reign with God the Father ... Read More »

Ecclesia de Eucharistia

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 8/25/21

Ecclesia de Eucharistia On the Eucharist in its Relationship to the Church


On Holy Thursday 2003, Saint John Paul II wrote Ecclesia de Eucharistia, a letter to all the faithful of the world. Its short six chapters explore and explain the essential nature of the Eucharist to the ... Read More »

The Liturgical Calendar: Feast Days and Their Rank

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 8/13/21

On the first week of the Bread of Life Discourse, I noted that we would not celebrate the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time because the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary supersedes it in liturgical rank. How is this determined? We delved a bit into the ... Read More »

Sacramentum Caritatis & the Epiclesis

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 8/13/21

For about a year now, in addition to ringing the Sanctus bells at the elevations of the Host and Chalice, the servers have been ringing the bells at another moment during the Eucharistic Prayer. This occurs when the priest stretches his hands over the gifts of bread and wine. Some may ... Read More »

Sacramentum Caritatis

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 8/04/21

Sacramentum CaritatisThe Sacrament of Charity (Love) In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI wrote Sacramentum Caritatis (The Sacrament of Charity): On the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Church’s Life and Mission. It is an amazing apostolic exhortation to the entire Church focused upon the Eucharist and how that Sacrament gives life ... Read More »


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