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.