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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

The Annunciation of the Lord

What shall you be doing for Annunciation?
(I've been p***ed off about my hometown parish's Faith Formation and general sloppiness in everything [except music] ever since I learned, as an adult, that this was one of two days when we are to genuflect during the Creed when we confess our belief in the Incarnation. Of course, how widespread is the honoring of the rubric to bow profoundly the rest of the year...) (Bitter much, G? Snap out of it.)

Doesn't this sound delightful? (I hope it doesn't make me out as too much of an aesthete to be drawn to the idea of a "harp orchestra" without any knowledge whatever of the parish's liturgical or theological rigor? (Where is Sherman Oaks, CA, I wonder...) (Oh, and does that peg my sensibilities as quaint or worse to have a soft spot for Gounod?)

And I admit that if I were in New York, I might look for a simple Catholic Mass and then attend Matins, and the organ recital and even "Mass" in the evening as executed by these good people, (Durufle? it almost hurts when I think that IF there's any music to add solemnity the the Solemnity at the local parish, it'd be Hail Mary Gentle Woman...)

St John Cantius is only having a low Mass, but that presumably is so that it is ended in time and dovetails with Stations of the Cross, a Lenten sermon, Compline and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, so it might be churlish to want more...splendor? But it IS a solemnity after all.

Also in the Chicago area, there is this which sounds wonderful, (bring a sweater, if you go... is there a draftier church? But Msgr Wach is a fine preacher, and the music promises to be wonderful.)

Anyone have any place else to recommend?

Oh, and just so' ya know, (a la Canon 1251,):
Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday. {emphasis supplied] Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.


Durood Bank said...

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious and Most Merciful.

Some verses from Holy Quran (Holy Book) regarding Allah (God).

"Say: He is Allah,the One and Only.Allah, the Eternal, Absolute. He begethet not, nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him."

I wish Allah will surely guide you to the true religion which testify all previous religions and sacred books.

Scelata said...

Thank you for visiting, Durwood.
I have already found the One True religion. (There's no place like home..)

I wish the Lord to guide you to Her.

The Catholic Church is waiting for you.

(Save the Liturgy, Save the World)

Scelata said...

Forgive me, DUROOD.