Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Sacred Liturgy in New France

From the "Chant in Colonial Canada" page of the Gregorian Institute of Canada come the following interesting images. (Do go over there for more information and further images.)

Rituel du diocèse de Québec, 1703

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Graduel Romain à l’Usage du Diocèse de Québec, 1800

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Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers - In festo Vitae interioris Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 1668

"This is one of the earliest chant editions specially destined to the Seminary of Saint-Sulpice, comprising the office and mass to be celebrated on the occasion of three feasts: Vitae interioris Domini Nostri Iesu Christi (celebrated on the Thursday following the second Sunday after Easter); Divini Sacerdotii Domini Nostri Iesu Christi (celebrated on August 30); and Vitae interioris B. Mariae Virginis (celebrated on October 19)."

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