Saturday, 26 December 2009

Happy Christmas!

To our readers, may you have a very blessed and holy Christmas and Christmas season!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Photo of the Day: what's happening

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

The Nativity of Our Lord - Solemn Proclamation - sing it at Christmas Mass

The New Liturgical Movement have posted a revised English version [] of the Christmas Proclamation, and commenters have posted a link to the more simple version prepared by the great Father Samuel Weber.[]


Sunday, 6 December 2009

Laetabundus - the Christmas Sequence

Courtesy of Richard Rice and New Liturgical Movement - chant the Christmas Sequence: Laetabundus

Pope Benedict XVI chooses to celebrate Mass Ad Orientem (on a freestanding altar)

In another example to the whole Church, the Holy Father has recently chosen to celebrate Mass (in the Ordinary Form) ad orientem in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace.  Importantly, in the newly restored Chapel the altar is detached from the wall - is free-standing - allowing for Mass to be celebrated facing the people or facing liturgical East.  Accordingly, the Holy Father's choice is significant.

See New Liturgical Movement for more.