Monday, September 28, 2009

From the Parish of Saint Gabriel the Archangel

Saint Gabriel the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, in Saint Louis (Saint Louis Hills neighborhood), Missouri, USA - view of church and rectory at sunset

A NOTICE FROM Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church in Saint Louis:
On Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 PM, there will be a Vespers in honor of our patron, St. Gabriel the Archangel. This sung liturgy, which follows the order of evening prayer according to the current liturgical books, features English-language chant and hymns inspired by Gregorian chant and composed especially for the occasion by Fr. Samuel F. Weber, OSB, director of the archdiocesan Institute of Sacred Music. Vespers, which is one of the liturgical hours, has always been recommended by the Church, many popes, and our bishops as a way of enriching our worship of Christ and increasing our appreciation of the liturgical heritage of the Church. The assembly will join the choir and cantor in singing these beautiful psalms and readings which are so central to our Catholic faith. Please plan to participate as an expression of our thanks to God for 75 years as a parish community.
Examples of Fr. Weber's English chant adaptations can be found here at the New Liturgical Movement and here at Cantemus Domino. Fr. Weber has also adapted chant to Spanish.

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