Q: Must every verse of the opening hymn at Mass be used?
A: While every verse of a Mass’s opening hymn may be sung, the musical tradition suggests it is not necessary…
50 Years of Vernacular Liturgy: Golden Principles to Guide Translation
Exactly four hundred years after the Council of Trent, the Second Vatican Council promulgated the first of 16 documents on…
Behold, The Art of Liturgy!
Spanish artist Elias Garcia Martinez was vacationing in Borja, Spain, when he painted the Ecce Homo on the wall of the Borja church in 1930 to express his devotion to God and his thanksgiving to the town that received him on holiday.
Translating History: 50 Years of Vernacular Liturgy
2019 will mark 50 years of the Missal of Paul VI, introduced in part on the First Sunday of Advent,…
Rejoice and be Glad, for the Liturgy is Our Fount of Holiness
Pope Francis’s recent exhortation, Guadete et Exsultate, “Rejoice and be Glad,” reproposes “the call to holiness in a practical…
Liturgy Symposia at Notre Dame’s Church Life Summer Institute
Notre Dame’s Church Life Summer Institute offers summer sessions in 2018 which feature Adoremus contributors, including Denis McNamara (Liturgical Institute, Mundelein, IL).
Fresh Takes on Liturgical Theology
David Fagerberg, Professor of Liturgical Studies at Notre Dame, is a teacher and thinker unlike any other today in the liturgical field. His treatment of liturgy makes one pause, think, and delight in seeing something so close appear in a different and remarkable light.
Unrolling the Paschal Mystery
Shawn Tribe at Liturgical Arts Journal recalls the medieval use of the “Exsultet roll” by the deacon when singing the praises of the Paschal Candle—and the bees who helped make it—at the Easter Vigil. Even if not in use today (but why couldn’t it be?), these rolls are a reminder of how even books are a beautiful element of the liturgy’s sacramental tapestry.
Behold the Wood of the Cross!
The Liturgical Institute podcast, The Liturgy Guys—Denis McNamara, Jesse Weiler, and Adoremus editor, Christopher Carstens—offer some mystagogical meanings about the Cross. As we meditate upon Christ’s Cross during the Paschal Triduum, see if these insights let the Cross stand out more fully in its glory.
The Passion of the Christ—Coming to a Church Near You
Mel Gibson’s 2004 The Passion of the Christ is an awesome award-winning epic, but as Pope Francis reminds us-the Mass is the real blockbuster.