Monday, December 04, 2006

And then one day, everything changed

From Rich Leonardi:

At the beginning of this morning's 10:30 Mass at Cincinnati's St. Rose Church along the Ohio River, the music director casually announced that, rather than being sung in the vernacular, the Sanctus, Gloria, and Agnus Dei would be chanted in Latin and the Kyrie in Greek.

Did the parishioners in the packed church make a mad dash for the exits?

Did they grumble about being "forced" to celebrate Mass in a language "no one could understand?"

Did they groan that their music director was trying to "rollback" Vatican II?

They did none of those things. Instead, at the appropriate times, they simply opened up their WLP missalettes to hymn 167 (where excerpts from Jubilate Deo begin) and followed along.

It was all so ... ordinary.

More on this here and here.

Also, in Mobile, Alabama, the Cathedral used full Advent Propers!

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