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Monday, 5 January 2015

A Tidbit from the Fine Liturgical Composer, oh heck, leave out "liturgical", Fine COMPOSER, period, Colin Mawby

From Mr. Mawby's recnet newsletter, (you ought to subscribe):
Q I recently attend a Requiem Mass at which all the traditional plainchant was sung and the Celebrant wore black vestments. The atmosphere was awe-inspiring. Do you feel that the Catholic Church has suffered in trying to make its Requiem liturgy “user-friendly”?   JT, Italy

A Indeed I do. The old Requiem Mass was incomparable. It had dignity and a deep sense of prayer – one felt in touch with the next world. We should try and re-introduce these noble qualities into the contemporary funeral service.

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