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Encountering Our Past Through Music

Just a quick quote from Thomas Forrest Kelly of Harvard University. In the Winter 2014 edition of EMAg, he writes: For me, one of the special joys is holding in my hands a thousand-year-old book and singing from the same music that fellow musicians sa…

Nov 22 – Homily: Resurrection of the Dead

Nov 22 – Homily: Resurrection of the Dead

To rise gloriously at the Last Day, let us have Faith in Christ, possess His Spirit, eat His Body and drink His Blood. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Cecilia Virgin & Martyr – Mem – Form: OF Readings:…
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Nov 22 – Homily: Purity and Martyrdom, Past and Future

Nov 22 – Homily: Purity and Martyrdom, Past and Future

Fr. Elias reflects on the book of Revelation which the Church focuses on toward the end of the liturgical season because it talks about the end of time. Father combines this with a reflection……

St. Dominic Church in DC Hosts Advent Stations

The Dominican Parish of St. Dominic in Washington, DC is having its first annual Advent Stations on Saturday, December 13, at 7:00pm. Similar to an evening of lessons and carols, the night of Advent Stations will include both songs and scriptural readings relevant to Christ’s coming.

Br. Athanasius Murphy, OP, who is helping initiate this seasonal celebration, commented on the event: “This is one attempt to help Christians participate in the Church’s celebration of the Lord’s coming at a local level. We hope the night helps to prepare those coming for their celebration of Christmas.”

The setting of the Advent Stations will be in a dark church with many candles near the sanctuary. Readings and short preaching will alternate with hymns, chant, and polyphony music traditional to the Advent season. The night will conclude with a candlelit procession to a Marian altar in the church to venerate a piece of the original manger of Christ’s nativity in Bethlehem.

For a night of light
With wax candles all burning
For types and figures of Christ
Worth their lessons in learning

Come to St. Dominic’s
On the thirteenth of December
To hear songs and short readings
That tie the Season together

If you will be in the DC area on the 13th, don’t miss the opportunity to prepare for Christmas with the Dominicans…

Here is a sneak preview of one of the “O” antiphons that will be used:

It’s certainly not a job or adventure. Maybe a calling…

These thoughts have weighed heavily on my mind for years, particularly since I’ve hitched my philosophical wagon to CMAA. However, what follows may affirm the suspicions that I’ve remained a stealth outlier since my joining up. Well, to thy own self…..

Nov 21 – Homily: Mary is Greater than the Church

If by “Church” we mean the People of God, all of the baptized (without Mary), then Mary is greater than the Church because we are sinners and She is Immaculate, “far surpassing all creatues”…
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Nov 21 – Homily: Presenting Ourselves for Service

Nov 21 – Homily: Presenting Ourselves for Service

Fr. Alan gives the background of the feast of the Presentation of Mary where the elderly parents of Mary presented her as a young child to the priests at the Temple to live there and do service…
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All 160′ for the Immaculate

The friars from Mount Saint Francis Hermitage recently erected their new 160′ radio tower for the radio station they operate out of the friary in Maine, NY, Holy Virgin Mary Radio, WHVM 91.9…
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Nov 20 – Homily: What Makes For Peace

“If this day you only knew what makes for peace” We may ask this question ourselves in our war-torn world. The answer comes at the end of the Gospel today, we do not have peace, because “you…
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Nov 20 – Homily: Time of Visitation

Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD “because it did not recognize the time of its visitation”, i.e., the visitation of the Savior, nor did it embrace His call to repentance and faith in Him. Ave…
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