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The Fixity of Liturgical Forms As an Incentive to Prayer and Lectio Divina NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - January 23, 2017 ... prayer, you need the wood of meditation; and to have meditation, there has to be reading. Reading presupposes something fixed and stable to be read, internalized, remembered, pondered. Any improvisation at this level, or any overwhelming quantity of text or a constantly changing text, will tend to thwart the slow and steady building of memory, the shaping of the imagination, and the fertilizing of the intellect. If you throw too much wood on the fire, you put it out. If the wood is green, the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/Xam0kPL3BSA/the-fixity-of-liturgical-forms-as.html
The "Apocrypha" and the Liturgy NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - January 21, 2017 ... the mouth of King Solomon, and all of the first person plurals spoken by His Eminence ("God of our ancestors…") are in the singular in the Biblical text. (Accommodations of this sort in the context of prayer are a well-established tradition of the Church.) I say "as if" because it is well-known, of course, that the Book of Wisdom was written hundreds of years after Solomon's lifetime, and its attribution to him (which is strongly implied, but not explicitly stated, ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/yg9Q4A-vAec/the-apocrypha-and-liturgy.html
The Royal Hours of Epiphany Eve NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - January 5, 2017 ... Thou sanctify and enlighten me, o merciful one, for Thou art the life, and light, and peace of the world.' " A Russian icon of the Baptism of Christ, end 15th century. The psalms of the Hours are the same every single day, but at the three sets of Royal Hours, special ones more appropriate to the day are chosen to replace some of the regular ones, although one of the daily psalms is retained. (The Byzantine Rite does not have antiphons for the psalmody analogous to those of the Roman Rite.) ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/jQu_g5CeyOk/the-royal-hours-of-epiphany-eve.html
The Royal Hours of Christmas Eve NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - December 23, 2016 ... 23-29, and Luke 2, 1-20 (the Roman Gospels of the Midnight and Dawn Masses of Christmas.) At Sext , Isaiah 7, 10-16, and 8, 1-4 & 8-10, Hebrews 1, 1-12 (the Roman Epistle of the Day Mass of Christmas) and Matthew 2, 1-12, the Gospel of the Roman Epiphany, which is also read at the Divine Liturgy of Christmas. At None , Isaiah 9, 6-7, Hebrews 2, 11-18, and Matthew 2, 13-23. During the reading of the Apostle, there is always an incensation of the Church, whether at this or ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/x6CIIuBVsMA/the-royal-hours-of-christmas-eve.html
Advent Is IMPERATIVE! HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - November 27, 2016 ... everyone is called to make the pilgrimage to God's mountain. Climbing Mount Zion is imperative because there is found instruction; there is found the word of the Lord where scattered and confused people are united by the truth. The first imperative is addressed to the whole world, particularly to those who do not know the ways of the Lord. The second command, "Let us walk in the light of the Lord," is spoken to the House of Jacob, to Israel, the people to whom God has already taught his law. ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2016/11/advent-is-imperative.html
The Antiquity of Liturgical Tradition - An Example From the Ambrosian Rite NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - October 14, 2016 ... is kept in the library of the monastery of San Gallen in Switzerland. contains what the most recent scholarship considers to be the remains of an ancient Ambrosian "libellus missarum," (small book of Masses), dating back to the 7th century. What makes this a witness of such exceptional importance is that St Ambrose comments upon the same passage in the so-called "Second Apology for King David," a stenographer's record of sermons which he preached over two or three days in the year 388. At the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/nVki6xrngD4/the-antiquity-of-liturgical-tradition.html