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He warned us of a couple of things, that his talk was long and that ... TERESA'S TWO CENTS - February 12, 2017 ... that, going forward, I will take them all seriously. When we rehearsed "Brighten My Soul With Sunshine," I thought I was singing something from Godspell. I kept up with the part in rehearsal but lost my place live, coming in with the sopranos and tenor instead of with the other altos. I was so ashamed. We didn't rehearse "There is a Balm in Gilead" because it's assumed that everyone knows it. But I do not. And then this somewhat dark tune in G minor which I liked. 1 6th Sunday After Epiphany ...http://teresatwocents.blogspot.com/2017/02/he-warned-us-of-couple-of-things-that.html
"There Will Be Blood" - Lessons on Introducing Good Music Into a Parish NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - January 31, 2017 After my recent article on music, " Breaking Bad, Why Misalette Music is Destroying the Faith ", a number of readers who are choir directors contacted me asking for practical help on introducing chant to parishes that currently use praise and worship music. For those people, I pass on a detailed account of the experiences of one choir director at a small church in rural Georgia, Our Lady of the Mountains. He describes how he and the pastor had worked ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/0FmkAtOdOjI/there-will-be-blood-lessons-on.html
No Reason for Bravado IN HIM ALONE - January 17, 2017 ... devastating. Of course, even those who do nothing more than sit in the pew each Sunday are not safe from the devil's stratagem. Every Christian, even the laity, has a bull's-eye painted on his or her soul. If the devil can destroy any Christian's testimony, then think of the collateral damage he causes in the person's family, among friends, co-workers, and neighbors. Anyone who walks close to Jesus knows that the days in which we live are evil. A deeply visceral, spiritual darkness has spread ...http://thecontemplativecatholicconvert.blogspot.com/2017/01/no-reason-for-bravado.html
Sifted Like Wheat IN HIM ALONE - January 16, 2017 ... seeks first to destroy church shepherds and leaders. In so doing he maximizes the damage he can cause to the person in the pew and in the community outside the church. And let's also be very clear, even those who do nothing more than sit in the pew each Sunday are not safe from the devil's stratagem. Simply because you are a Christian means you've got a bull's-eye painted on your soul. If he can destroy your testimony, then think of the collateral damage he causes in your family and among your ...http://thecontemplativecatholicconvert.blogspot.com/2017/01/sifted-like-wheat.html
Why Is Oregon Catholic Press Ruining Christmas Songs? BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES - December 27, 2016 We had a beautiful Christmas in Russia, thanks to many people, including our music director and many wonderful helpers in the choir loft, and our many readers, ushers, altar servers and others who each contributed. I was especially moved at Midnight Mass -- my favorite Mass of the year; so much so, that the sad bowdlerization of the great hymn, "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" did not much dim my joy. Here is what I'm talking about. In verse two, we hear: ...http://frmartinfox.blogspot.com/2016/12/why-is-oregon-catholic-press-ruining.html
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel BIG C CATHOLICS - December 11, 2016 Each verse of this hymn corresponds to an O Antiphon . The original Latin hymn, Veni, Veni Emmanuel was taken from Psalteriolum Cantionum , Colgne, 1710. The author of the words and composer to the music is unknown. It is believed that the melody was of French origin and added to the text much later. (Listen to the hymn performed by the Christendom College Choir & Schola Gregoriana below.) Prayer: December 17, O Wisdom O Come, Thou Wisdom from on high, ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2016/12/o-come-o-come-emmanuel.html