Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sacra Liturgia 2013: Liturgical Conference in Rome

There is an excellent liturgical conference being planned in Rome, Sacra Liturgia: Culmen et Fons Vitae et Missionis Ecclesiae, which will take place from June 25-28, 2013 and NLM is proud that it has some participation in this. (More on that in a moment.)

The conference is described by the orgnanizers as "an international conference to study, promote and renew the appreciation of liturgical formation and celebration and its foundation for the mission of the Church, particularly in the light of the teaching and example of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI" and is being held under the guidance of the Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, Monsignor Dominique Rey.

The conference will bring together a number of speakers who will be very familiar to NLM readers, including Cardinals Ranjith and Burke, Archbishop Di Noia, Monsignor Guido Marini, Monsignor Andrew Burnham, Dom Alcuin Reid, Fr. Uwe Michael Lang and NLM's own Jeffrey Tucker -- who will address a subject dear to NLM's heart and own mission, "The Liturgical Apostolate and the Internet." There are further names you will recognize, so do go and look at the list of speakers and the particular presentations each of them will speak upon.

The venue for the conference will be the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (“Santa Croce”).

Of course, what would a good liturgical conference be without "good liturgy" and so here is a description of what can be expected liturgically:

The conference will open with solemn vespers and conclude with solemn first Vespers of Saints Peter and Paul, Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Te Deum and Benediction.

On the first and second full days of the conference two solemn celebrations of the Mass will be organized, one according to the Missale Romanum 2002 another according to the Missale Romanum 1962. Appropriate prelates have been invited to celebrate and preach.

Participants have the option of celebrating the feast of Saints Peter and Paul with the Holy Father in St Peter’s Basilica on the morning of Saturday, 29th June.

For more information, please see: www.sacraliturgia2013.com.

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