Online Edition: November 2009
Vol. XV, No. 8
Table of Contents
Christ Pantocrator. Apse mosaid, 12th c – Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Monreale, Palermo, Sicily.
Photo: Rob Spampinato
Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat!
Exaudi, Christe, Ecclesiae Sanctae Dei supra regnorum fines nectenti
animas: Salus perpetua! Redemptor mundi, Tu illam adjuva!
Christ conquers, Christ reigns, Christ rules!
Give ear, O Christ, to the Holy Church of God, which gathers souls beyond all boundaries:
Eternal salvation! Redeemer of the world, come to her assistance!
— Acclamations VIII Century
News & Views — US Bishops to Vote on Liturgy Texts at November Meeting in Baltimore | Synod for Africa: US Participants | Tulsa Priest Is New Assessor at Vatican Secretariat of State | Canadian Bishop – Liturgist Resigns | CMAA Holds "Chant Pilgrimage" at National Shrine
The Liturgical Revolution — "Change" was the only word that liturgists heard: Confusion was the result: The first chapter of Recovery of the Sacred. An analysis of the liturgical reform following the Second Vatican Council, originally published in 1974, remains both pertinent and timely — by James Hitchcock
Adoremus — Statement of Mission, Goals and Principles — [link is to About Adoremus page, the Statement of Mission, Goals and Principles were printed in this edition]
Pope John Paul II: The Liturgy Twenty-Five Years after the Council — On December 4, 1988, Pope John Paul II reflected on liturgical reform in Vicesimus Quintus Annus, his Apostolic Letter on the 25th Anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. [paragraphs 10-14 was published in this edition, the link is to the whole document]
John Henry Newman and Music — by Susan Treacy
Readers’ Forum — House Churches | Real Bells vs Electronic Carillon | Priest or Deacon? | Both Latin and English | Liturgy Questions | Rupture, Not Continuity