Dialogue Mass: What's the point?
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(02-24-2014, 09:31 PM)aquinas138 Wrote:
(02-24-2014, 07:27 PM)Gidge Wrote: What some people do not understand is that the Solemn High Mass is the model that all Masses should aim for, and whichever level of solemnity the Mass is offered it should be offered in the best possible way.  I know many who believe that the Low Mass is the standard because they were most common in parishes 50+ years ago.

That's been a problem since the 13th century, and it was unfortunately enshrined in the post-Trent books, which assume Mass is a Low Mass, and a High Mass is a Mass to which "High" ceremonies are added.

My opinion on this is the Low Mass was undergoing  organic growth with those kinds I mentioned. The Church was on the right track prior to Vatican II. Laypeople were supposed to be taught their Latin and to sing chant per Vatican II. This was not done and in fact abandoned. The High Mass should not have been abandoned, it was in it's correct place as Aquinas has noted. Had the growth not been stopped we'd have a Mass with chant as a matter of course. As a young boy and later man I had a pretty good voice and the sisters acknowledged it. I for on would have loved to sing the chant. Singing the Gloria could make my heart soar nearly to touch the face of God.

tim
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Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-10-2014, 08:40 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-10-2014, 10:44 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-14-2014, 05:01 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by AxxeArp - 02-14-2014, 06:48 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-14-2014, 08:41 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-15-2014, 08:56 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-15-2014, 11:33 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Gidge - 02-15-2014, 10:19 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-17-2014, 08:03 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-17-2014, 08:45 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-20-2014, 07:45 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-20-2014, 05:44 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-23-2014, 08:44 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Gidge - 02-24-2014, 07:27 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-25-2014, 07:39 AM
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Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-26-2014, 08:54 AM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by SCG - 03-04-2014, 09:51 AM



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