The Church’s hymns are a priceless source of catechesis and spiritual edification. If you live in or near New York City, you may want to take part in “Singing through the Liturgical Year,” a series to learn about sacred music and to sing (even if you don’t think you have a good singing voice). Father Peter Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D., guides participants through the various liturgical seasons by presenting some of the most popular hymns and polyphony, in Latin and English, analyzing their theological content and seeking to apply those insights to a life in Christ attuned to the Church’s feasts and fasts. Each session culminates in singing the selected hymns.
The seventh session of this series concerns Marian hymns and polyphony. It will take place this Thursday, May 21st, at 7:00 pm, at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, Parish House, 263 Mulberry Street, Manhattan. This is a free event.
‟Qui cantat bene, bis orat” (He who sings well, prays twice) — St Augustine