Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Revival of Sacred Music and Ad Orientem at University Chapel

While this chapel is quite simple (a converted room really), there are some rather interesting things going on here by the sound of it; from ad orientem to the revival of chant and polyphony -- and might I further add that this is, wonderfully, a university chapel.

I am emailing you a picture of the chapel at Blessed John Paul II University Parish in Denton, Texas. The University Parish is the Catholic Campus Center for the University of North Texas and Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas... The parish is within in the Diocese of Fort Worth. Last semester, a parish choir [was started] that consists of 16 choristers (8 women and 8 men) who sing Gregorian chant and Sacred choral polyphony for the 11 AM mass on the UNT campus at Goolsby Chapel. The choir is called the Schola Sancti Gregorii.


Ad orientem is currently being offered on Tuesday weekday masses and will hopefully be gradually a part of the liturgical life of the parish.

Photo credit: Benjamin Austin

Congratulations to those there who are making active pursuits to promote Benedict's new liturgical movement.

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