January 2022 archive of Music & Liturgy Musings

January 2022 archive of Music & Liturgy Musings

The Final Song in the Liturgy: What is it Called and How Should We View its Purpose?

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 1/20/22

Singing in the liturgy has always been of the utmost importance even from the earliest days of the Church. Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship says this: “Obedient to Christ and to the Church, we gather in liturgical assembly week after week. As our predecessors did, we find ... Read More »

The Evangeliary and Symbols of the Evangelists

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 1/14/22

Beginning on Christmas, hopefully you noticed a difference with the Evangeliary (Book of the Gospels) as Dcns. Paul or Dave carried it in procession. A parishioner donated funds to purchase a beautiful leather and brass cover. The stamped gold foil on the cover of the Evangeliary has worn off and the parishioner offered ... Read More »

The Roman Martyrology

Posted by Anthony Gallina on 1/07/22

The Roman Martyrology

On the Sunday before Christmas, I wrote about the Christmas Proclamation from The Roman Martyrology. This liturgical book, which sadly nowadays is fairly obscure, is a  list of over 7,000 saints and blessed of the Church. The first edition of The Roman Martyrology was authorized under ... Read More »


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