Monday, February 9, 2009

Anchorage Chant and Dominican Rite News

The Catholic Anchor, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Anchorage AK, has recently run a nice story on the revival of Gregorian chant there. As this article also mentions the regular celebration of the Dominican Rite Mass in the Cathedral each First Saturday of the month at noon, readers might be interested in reading it.

It has been posted, with premission of the newspaper here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

William Bonniwell, History of the Domincan Liturgy 1215-1945

We are delighted to announce that, through the kindness of Bro. Gregory Schnakenberg, O.P., a downloadable PDF copy of

Fr. William Bonniwell, O.P.'s History of the Dominican Liturgy, 1215-1945, 2d. rev. ed. (New York: Wagner, 1945)

is now available on our sidebar under "Dominican Rite Texts."

This book is the only history ever completed in English for the liturgical tradition of the Dominican Order. Father Bonniwell covers both the Mass and the Office. For the period from 1945 to 1970, one may consult my essay published on this blog and linked through the index on the lower left.

The image of St. Dominic to the right is from the Dominican Breviary of 1699 and was used by Fr. Bonniwell opposite the title page of the book.