Category: Chant

Mercy Has the First Word

Misericordia Domini It is curious (and praiseworthy!) that Lutherans have, for the most part, conserved the Catholic practice of referring to a given Sunday by...

Singing the Mystery of the Cross

My doctoral dissertation — it seems so long ago — focused on the Proper Chants of the Paschal Triduum in the Graduale Romanum. The chants...

Spes Mea

Monday of Holy Week Isaiah 42:1-7 Psalm 26:1, 2, 3, 13-14 (R. v. 1a) John12:1-11 But After I Shall Be Risen The bright eighth mode...

Pascha Est Cor Liturgiae

The Pasch of the Lord: Heart of the Liturgy The heart of the liturgy is the Paschal Mystery of Christ’s death, Resurrection and Ascension, accomplished...