Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Liturgical Movement circa 1960: One Particular Manifestation

A reader sent in a link to the following clip, and while the clip itself does not present anything that should come as great news to long-time NLM readers, it does give a direct historical view into some of the liturgical practices and projects that were being pursued by certain streams of thought within the original Liturgical Movement prior to, and leading up to the time of the Second Vatican Council.

The video in question comes from the archives of Radio-Canada, Canada's national French language media, and shows a Pontifical Low Mass celebrated in the studios of Radio-Canada, with congregation, on the 25th of September, 1960. The Mass was celebrated by Mgr. Émilien Frenette, bishop of Saint-Jérôme.

It should be of particular interest to those concerned with the study of the Liturgical Movement and the relationship of certain streams of that movement with post-conciliar liturgical practice.

The video cannot be embedded, so please view it here: Une messe en latin (Double clicking upon the black video window will launch the video)

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