As the Carmelite Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel approaches, here’s an ancient chant that was of the old monastic order of the Carmelites.
Translations in English are found in the music sheet for the Chant Notation.
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We’ve written a setting for the Responsorial Psalm for the celebration of Corpus Christi this weekend:
For those visiting the parish for the Saturday, 5:30pm Mass, there will be a procession of the Blessed Sacrament after the Mass. Proceedings are found in the missalette for your download and print:
The Parish Liturgy Committee is organising a Pentecost Vigil Prayer Service. It will be an evening of Prayers, Lessons, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Sacred Music.
Saturday, 3rd June 2017
7.45pm, Church of Sts. Peter & Paul, Singapore
Feel free to access the online program booklet for the Pentecost Vigil Prayer Service this Saturday (June 3rd), 7.45pm. It shows up better on your tablet devices.
Limited copies of Missalettes with brief proceedings will also be distributed for those attending.
Hope to see as many of you there!
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A season of reflection, repatriation for our sins, reconciliation, penance, self-denial.
Scripture abounds with plenty of stories and anecdotes of the people’s wrestle with God in their tussle with sin. In the Book of Joel, chapter 2, we are told the story of how locusts swarm the land and cloud the sky dark from their shadow. In almost a plague-like calamity, the people turn to God and beg for mercy. Under such supernatural catastrophe, the call to the supernatural Divine is their apt response. Read More…
Recently, about 200 of the who’s who in the expertise of Liturgical & Sacred Music released a statement to mark the 50th anniversary of Musicam Sacram. They described the current circumstance of music serving the liturgy, the de-sensitizing of the sacred through the promulgation of the secular in the pretext of “progress”, and a “liturgical sloth” that has overcome many in leadership positions that restrain an earnest study and a recovery of the sacred traditions of music for the Mass.
The full letter can be viewed here.
For the list of signatories as well as the translations in other languages, they are available here.
It is an exhibition of the vice of “liturgical sloth” to refuse to sing the liturgy, to use “utility music” rather than sacred music, to refuse to educate oneself or others about the Church’s tradition and wishes, and to put little or no effort and resources into the building up of a sacred music program.
After the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (usually celebrated February 2), the Marian Anthem sung till Easter Vigil is traditionally the Ave Regina Caelorum.
It dates back to Monastic traditions popular from around the 12th century. Herman Contractus (approx. AD 1054) is often suggested as the author although it is not entirely certain. This antiphon is one of the traditional concluding antiphons for Compline.
Hail, Queen of heaven,
hail Lady of the angels.
Hail root and gate from which the Light of the world was born.
Rejoice glorious Virgin, fairest of all.
Fare thee well, most beautiful, and pray for us to Christ.
Download the Ave Regina Caelorum chant sheet here.