Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dominican Chants in Honor of Our Lady

I am pleased to announce that the brothers of the Province of St. Joseph have released a new recording of Dominican Chant.  It is the complete Mass of the Immaculate Conception, and other Marian chants including those of Compline (very rich in our Rite).

If you are a lover of chant, or your choir intends to sing the Dominican music for the up-coming feast, this is for you.  It also makes an excellent Christmas gift.

You can hear samples and order here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dominican Rite Calendar for 2015

I am pleased to announce tht the Dominican Rite Liturgical Calendar for 2015 is now available for free download on the left side-bar here at Dominican Liturgy  This calendar gives the feasts to be celebrated according to the 1962 calendar, which, as the Master reminded the Order of Preachers at the General Chapter of Trogir (2013), is to be followed when using the traditional Dominican Rite. It also includes on their proper days all Dominican saints and blesseds added to the calendar since 1965, the last printing of the Dominican Rite Missal.

As this calendar was created for the Western Dominican Province, it also includes (with a note that to that effect) saints on the United States calendar, and, in a supplement, the particular feasts of the dioceses where Western Dominican Province friars serve.  Finally there is a list of feasts of Dominican blesseds who were left to their particular provinces to celebrate.  They may be celebrated on their days by a votive Mass  or Office.

If any of our readers notice any problem or error in this calendar, I ask them to contact me about it.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Weekly Dominican Rite Mass in Rome

This news for readers living in Rome or visiting there while traveling.

Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, O.P., informs me that the traditional Dominican Rite Mass is now celebrated weekly at the Roman basilica of San Clemente, on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.  Note, however, that there will be no Mass on Saturday, December 27.

San Clemente has spectacular mosaics (see image to right) and the excavations under it include what is believed to be the House Church of St. Clemente (1st century). San Clemente, home of the Irish Dominicans in Rome, is located at Via Labicana, 95, just up from the Colosseum toward the Lateran.

The Mass schedule for San Clemente can always be checked here.  I also remind readers that the next Dominican Rite Mass in the Bay Area will be at St. Albert the Great Priory, December 6, at 10 a.m.  This will be the Mass for the monthy First Saturday devotion, and the plans are for a Solemn Mass.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dominic Rite Missa Cantata, Oakland CA, All Saints

Fr. Kromholtz celebrating 1st Saturday Mass
I pleased to let our readers know that the Dominican student friars of the Western Dominican Province will be singing and serving a public Dominican Rite Mass for the First Saturdays of November.  The celebrant will be Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, O.P., of the Western Dominican Province, a professor of systematic theology at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley CA.  As this First Saturday is the first class feast of All Saints, the Mass will be of that day, although it will still fulfill.the requirement of attending Mass and receiving Communion for the First Saturday Devotion.

This Missa Cantata will be at Saint Albert the Great Priory Chapel, 6172 Chabot Road, Oakland CA, 94618, November 1, at 10:00 a.m., and recitation of the Marian Rosary will immediately follow it. Visitors and guests are welcome; pew booklets with the text of Mass in Latin and English will be provided.

Those driving to the Mass may park in the Tennis Court Parking Lot next to the chapel.  St. Albert the Great Priory is three blocks from the Rockridge BART station, just go north three blocks to Chabot Road, turn right and walk half a block and you will see the chapel on your right.

Monday, October 6, 2014

A New Francis Book for Children

The well-know Catholic author and blogger, Amy Welborn, was kind enough to arrange for me to receive a copy of her new book Adventures in Assisi, from Franciscan Media Publications. The book is lavishly illustrated with water-color images by Ann Kissane Engelhart.

The narrative tells the story of two children, who visit their great uncle, Padre Antonio, a Franciscan friar. As he takes them around Assisi, they come to know the Little Poor Man and his city.

This is a marvelous way to introduce your children to St. Francis and spend some time reading to them. I think they will love both the story and the pictures. This book can be ordered on Amazon or at your local bookstore.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Dominican Rite Missa Cantata at Dominican Nuns Monastery, Marbury AL

On the Feast of the Nativity of Mary, Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, O.P., celebrated a Missa Cantata for the Dominican cloistered nuns of the Monastery of St. Jude in Marbury AL.   The sisters have kindly shared these photographs of the event.

Fr. Pius arrives at the altar of the Chapel


The Elevation of the Chalice from behind the grill

The extension of the priest's arms after the Consecration

Father leaves the altar after Mass

The nuns of Marbury celebrate the Liturgy of the Hours in Latin using the traditional antiphons, hymns, and responsories from the Dominican Antiphonale.  They also sing Mass using the chants of the Dominican Gradual.

You can read more about these nuns here.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Corrected Antiphonarium Files Available

Thanks to the Dominican nuns of St. Jude Monastery in Marbury AL, who use the Antiphonarium pro Liturgia Horarum iuxta Usum Ordinis Praedicatorum, which is available for down load in five files on our left sidebar, I can now make available new files with corrections and improvements.

This resource allows an individual or group to sing the entire Latin Liturgy of the Hours in traditional Dominican Chant.  I thank my sisters at Marbury for their careful correction of these texts!