Friday, December 19, 2014

1967 Dominican Rite English Breviary (vol. 2) Available for Download

It has been called to attention the the second volume of the English translation of the Breviary according to the Rite of the Order of Preachers, published by order of fr. Aniceto Fernandez, O.P., translated by the Irish Dominican Sisters (Dublin: St. Saviour's, 1967) has been made available online by Corpus Christi Watershead, in four PDF files.

I have also made these files available on the left side bar, here at Dominican Liturgy.  Please note, however, that the download for these files may be slow on some computers.  They are large.  Let us hope that this wonderful resource will soon be followed by files for volume 1. 

I also remind readers that since this edition was translated after Sacrosanctum Concilium, 89 (1963), it lacks the Office of Prime.  That office is available in English as part of the Dominican Rite Ordo for 2015, published by Dominican Liturgy Publications.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary


A Solemn High Mass according to the Dominican Rite was celebrated by the friars of Holy Rosary Church in Portland, Oregon--a ministry of the Western Dominican Province (Most Holy Name of Jesus).

The celebrant was Fr. Stephen Maria Lopez, O.P., Prior of the Dominican community.  Fr. Vincent M. Kelber, O.P., Pastor, and Br. Andrew Dominic Yang, O.P., served as deacon and subdeacon, respectively.  The homily was preached by Fr. Dismas Sayre, O.P., parochial vicar of the parish.

Music was sung by Cantores in Ecclesia under the direction of Blake Applegate: Mass for Four Voices by William Byrd, Ave Maria by Josquin de Prez, and the Gregorian Chant Propers.
   
Credo

Kissing the Pax tablet

Elevation of the Host

For more photos from the Mass, visit our parish Facebook page.  The next Dominican Rite Mass at Holy Rosary Church will be on Christmas Day at 11:00 AM.    

Friday, December 5, 2014

Dominican Ordo for 2015 Available

I am pleased to announce the publication of the 2015 Ordo for the 1962 Dominican Rite Breviary.  It is the creation of the proprietor of Breviarium S. O. P. blogspot.

This ordo includes a complete calendar of the Dominican Rite liturgical year for 2015. In addition, it includes the collects for the Dominican blesseds who are not on the Dominican general calendar (so that a votive commemoration can be made of their feast), obits of the deceased Masters General, and announcements of days when Lay Dominicans (Dominican Tertiaries) can obtain plenary indulgences.

Finally, it contains an English translation of the Office of Prime, which was omitted from the 1967 English translation of the Dominican Breviary.

It may be ordered from Dominican Liturgy Publications.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Dominican Rite Solemn Mass,. Oakland CA

The High Altar of St. Albert' Priory
I pleased to let our readers know that the Dominican student brothers of the Western Dominican Province will be singing and serving a Dominican Rite Solemn Mass for the First Saturday devotion of December.  The celebrant and preacher will be Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P., assistant professor of philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley CA. The deacon will be Fr. Ambrose Sigman, O.P., parochial vicar of St. Raymond of Peñafort Church in Palo Alto CA, and the subdeacon will be Bro. Christopher Wetzel, O.P.

The Mass will be celebrated at Saint Albert the Great Priory Chapel, 6172 Chabot Road, Oakland CA, 94618, on December 6, at 10:00 a.m..  Confessions for the First Saturday Devotion will be heard from 9:30 until 9:50; 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.