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Signs of the Holy One
Author: Uwe Michael Lang
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1621640078
Pages: 177
Year: 2015
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In Signs of the Holy One, Uwe Michael Lang addresses crucial questions which are just now coming to the fore concerning the sacred liturgy. His point of departure is that the Catholic liturgy is a synthesis of elements, far more than just its texts—gesture, motion, architecture, art, music—and that these elements are integral to the solemn liturgy and not just incidental. They are aspects of the non-verbal language of the sacred; they are what makes the liturgy beautiful. His consideration of the beauty of the liturgy poses the problem that the modern notion of beauty is subjective, which makes it difficult to articulate criteria for what is beautiful. But sacred beauty has criteria for each of its principal elements; these are the subject of extended discussion of architecture, art, and music, showing why and how they contribute to the total liturgy. Pope Benedict XVI, who wrote extensively about the liturgy, said, “The greatness of the liturgy depends – we shall have to repeat this frequently – on its non-spontaneity". Modern man needs to learn that banality and repetitious "novelty" are no substitute for the sacred and are unable to induce any sense of meaning, purpose and peace. The yearning for the Transcendent is always felt within the human psyche and is rarely far from the surface, especially among young adults. A Church that forgets this is heading in the wrong direction.
Signs of the Holy One
Author: Fr. Michael Lang
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1681496712
Pages: 180
Year: 2015-08-11
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Catholic liturgy is far more than its texts. It is a synthesis that also includes several other elements—gesture, music, art, and architecture—which are aspects of the non-verbal language of the sacred and are what make the liturgy beautiful. Father Lang's consideration of the beauty of the liturgy addresses the modern notion that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, that the experience of beauty is entirely subjective. This idea makes it difficult to articulate criteria for what is beautiful, yet sacred liturgy does indeed have objective measures for evaluating its principal elements. Reflecting upon these and quoting from authoritative Church documents, Father Lang discusses sacred music, art, and architecture, and demonstrates how the beauty of these elements makes present the sacred. Pope Benedict XVI said, "The greatness of the liturgy depends—we shall have to repeat this frequently—on its non-spontaneity." Continuous liturgical experimentation is unable to induce a sense of meaning or peace, writes Father Lang, because novelty does not satisfy the yearning for the Transcendent within the human psyche, which is rarely far from the surface.
Sacred Music and Liturgical Reform
Author: Anthony Ruff
Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications
ISBN: 1595250212
Pages: 682
Year: 2007-01-01
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Catholic Music Through the Ages
Author: Edward Schaefer
Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications
ISBN: 1595250204
Pages: 258
Year: 2008
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"The Church has always sought a dynamic balance between the expressive and the formative attributes of liturgical music. (This book) traces the development of the Church's music through the ages and is a chronicle of the music we have used in the earthly Liturgy of the Church. .... " [from back cover]
Historical Dictionary of Sacred Music
Author: Joseph P. Swain
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442264632
Pages: 402
Year: 2016-10-11
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Sacred Music contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on major types of music, composers, key religious figures, and specialized positions, genres of composition, technical terms, and instruments.
Authentic Liturgical Renewal in Contemporary Perspective
Author: Uwe Michael Lang
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567678458
Pages: 240
Year: 2017-07-27
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The ongoing debates on the present state and the future of the Roman Catholic worship are not confined to specialists, but are clearly of interest to a wider public, as the responses to the Sacra Liturgia UK conference, held in London in July 2016, have shown. This volume contains the proceedings of the conference and raises the question of how to bring to fruition the insights and instructions of the Second Vatican Council and its key document on the liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, in the life of the Church today. The initial contribution from Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, calls for a fuller implementation of Sacrosanctum Concilium. Following on from this other leading figures and liturgical scholars, such as Joris Geldhof, David Fagerberg and Alcuin Reid, examine Catholic worship from a variety of perspectives, including historical, pastoral, social, cultural and artistic themes. Taken together, these chapters present another crucial step along the route of authentic liturgical renewal in the contemporary world.
The Voice of the Church at Prayer
Author: Uwe Michael Lang
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1586177206
Pages: 206
Year: 2012
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Pope Benedict XVI has made the liturgy a central theme of his pontificate, and he has paid special attention to the vitally important role of language in prayer. This historical and theological study of the changing role of Latin in the Roman Catholic Church sheds light on some of the Holy Father's concerns and some of his recent decisions about the liturgy. The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council allowed for extended use of the vernacular at Mass, but they maintained that Latin deserved pride of place in the Roman Rite. The outcome, however, was that modern translations of the prayers of the Mass replaced the Latin prayers. What was the reason for the Council's decision and why is there now a desire for greater use of Latin in Catholic worship? Why have some post-conciliar English translations of the prayers of the Mass been replaced? Fr. Lang answers these questions by first analyzing the nature of sacred language. He then traces the beginnings of Christian prayer to the Scriptures and the Greek spoken at the time of the apostles. Next he recounts the slow and gradual development of Latin into the sacred language of the Western Church and its continuing use throughout the Middle Ages. Finally, he addresses the rise of modern languages and the ongoing question of whether the participation of the laity at Mass is either helped or hindered by the use of Latin.
Source and Summit
Author: Joanne M. Pierce, Michael Downey
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814624618
Pages: 275
Year: 1999
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Source and Summit
An Abundance of Graces
Author: Pamela Jackson
Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications
ISBN: 1595250034
Pages: 179
Year: 2004
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This thought-provoking, scholarly commentary takes a retrospective look at Sacrosanctum Concilium. It discusses the impact of pre-Vatican II liturgical reformers, analyzes the implementation of Vatican II reforms in the light of the documents, and examines the beauty and richness of Sacrosanctum Concilium.
The Musical Shape of the Liturgy
Author: William Peter Mahrt
ISBN: 0984865209
Pages: 455
Year: 2012
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"Professor William Mahrt of Santford Univeristy and the Church Music Association of America has written a sweeping book--one that it is at once scholarly and practical--on that most controversial topic of music and the liturgy. He provides an over-whelming argument that every parish must have high standrads for liturgical music and he makes the full case for Gregorian chant as the model and the ideal of that liturgical music." - back cover
Reflections on the Spirituality of Gregorian Chant
Author: Jacques Hourlier
Publisher: From Solesmes about the Chant
ISBN: 1557250960
Pages: 79
Year: 1995
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A riveting work reflecting on the characteristics of Gregorian chant that have attracted the attention of so many: its permanence, beauty, and history, as well as its liturgical, sacred, and philosophical qualities.
The Spirit of the Liturgy
Author: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1586179977
Pages: 260
Year: 2014-08-26
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New Softcover Edition with Index! Considered by Ratzinger devotees as his greatest work on the Liturgy, this profound and beautifully written treatment of the "great prayer of the Church" will help readers rediscover the Liturgy in all its hidden spiritual wealth and transcendent grandeur as the very center of our Christian life. Among the many liturgical issues that he covers in this work, Cardinal Ratzinger discusses fundamental misunderstandings of the Second Vatican Council's intentions for liturgical renewal, especially the orientation of prayer at the Eucharistic sacrifice, the placement of the tabernacle, and the posture of kneeling. Other important topics he discusses include the following: the essence of worship; Jewish roots and new elements of the Christian Liturgy; the historic and cosmic dimensions of the Liturgy; the relationship of the Liturgy to time and space; art, music, and the Liturgy; active participation of all the faithful; gestures, posture, and vestments. "My purpose here is to assist this renewal of understanding of the Liturgy. Its basic intentions coincide with what Guardini wanted to achieve. The only difference is that I have had to translate what Guardini did at the end of the First World War, in a totally different historical situation, into the context of our present-day questions, hopes, and dangers. Like Guardini, I am not attempting to involve myself with scholarly discussion and research. I am simply offering an aid to the understanding of the faith and to the right way to give the faith its central form of expression in the Liturgy." - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, from the preface
Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy
Author: Denis Robert McNamara
Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications
ISBN: 1595250271
Pages: 225
Year: 2009-01-01
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Words And Gestures In The Liturgy
Author: Antonio Donghi
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814662315
Pages: 120
Year: 2009-07-01
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Words and Gestures in the Liturgy is a call to attentiveness. What do the various movements in the liturgy mean? How do words affect and effect liturgical actions? Antonio Donghi explains that these gestures emerge from the experience of prayer; they are a response to the invitation to relationship with God. Donghi writes that the habit of drama tends to have us celebrate passively the great mysteries of salvation." This text (a revised and expanded edition of Actions and Words: Symbolic Language and the Liturgy, 1997) pulls readers out of that passivity and into an active and knowledgeable participation in the worship of God. Antonio Donghi is a priest of the Diocese of Bergamo in Northern Italy and a teacher of liturgy and sacramental theology. Besides being a frequent contributor to various periodicals focusing on liturgical spirituality, he has published six other books with Liberia Editrice Vaticana. "
General Instruction of the Roman Missal
Publisher: USCCB Publishing
ISBN: 157455543X
Pages: 156
Year: 2003
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From USCCB Publishing, this revision of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) seeks to promote more conscious, active, and full participation of the faithful in the mystery of the Eucharist. While the Missale Romanum contains the rite and prayers for Mass, the GIRM provides specific detail about each element of the Order of Mass as well as other information related to the Mass.

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