Wednesday, April 01, 2009

CIEL UK Conference 2009 hosts Abbot Zielinski -- and a Word about CIEL

More good news coming from Fr. Finigan over at the Hermeneutic of Continuity:

The CIEL UK chronicle arrived today and with it, news of the forthcoming Annual Conference which will be held on 23 May.


At 11am Pontifical High Mass (usus antiquior) at the London Oratory, will celebrated by Abbot Michael Zielinski OSB Oliv. The conference will begin at 2.30pm, chaired by Lord Gill; the principal speaker will be Abbot Zielinski who will address the subject "The Culture and Heritage of the Classical Roman Rite." Abbot Zielinski is the vice President of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the church and the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology.

The afternoon will conclude with Solemn Benediction in the Little Oratory.

Source: The hermeneutic of continuity: CIEL UK Conference 2009 - Abbot Zielinski

For those of you not familiar with the work of CIEL, I would heartily recommend it to you. CIEL stands for the "Centre International d'Etudes Liturgiques," having originally been founded in France by young lay Catholics -- specifically, Loic Merian.

Each year it published a volume of colloquium proceedings which touched upon various themes pertaining to the usus antiquior, in a scholarly and non-polemical light. Those proceedings are most excellent. Here are the historical titles available in the English language:

The Veneration and Administration of the Eucharist: 1996 CIEL Proceedings

Altar and Sacrifice: 1997 CIEL Proceedings

The Ministerial and Common Priesthood in Eucharistic Celebration: 1998 CIEL Proceedings

Theological and Historical Aspects of the Roman Missal: 1999 CIEL Proceedings

The Presence of Christ in the Eucharist: 2000 CIEL Proceedings

Faith and Liturgy: 2001 CIEL Proceedings

Liturgy and the Sacred: 2002 CIEL Proceedings

Liturgy, Participation and Sacred Music: 2003 CIEL Proceedings

(Those who wish to order, please visit the site of CIEL UK.)

While we are on this topic, I should tell you as well, that due to come out sometime this year are the proceedings of the 2006 CIEL conference held at Merton College, Oxford, published by Hillenbrand Books, which was upon the topic of, The Genius of the Roman Liturgy.

For those interested, you may read my summary of the papers delivered at this conference. You may also wish to view the first part of this same series, which details the liturgies and "Oxford experience."

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