Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sunday Vespers in the Parish Church by Fr. Eric M. Andersen

The mentions of Sung Vespers these past days brought to mind the recent Winter 2009 issue of Sacred Music. Within that issue, there was an article which immediately caught my attention, written by a new, young priest of the Archdiocese of Portland, Fr. Eric M. Andersen; the article was titled, "Sunday Vespers in the Parish Church".

Within that article, Fr. Andersen explores some of the history of parish Vespers, considers some possible causes for its decline, and also offers his own thoughts on moving forward today.

Given its length, I determined the best way to present it is in PDF format. Do take the time to read it and look it over.

Sunday Vespers in the Parish Church

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