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Bishop Lopes to celebrate Palm Sunday Mass in Orlando

Commemorate the Second Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday, in a festive manner with Catholics of Anglican patrimony. On Sunday, April 14th at 10:15 in the morning, Bishop Steven J. Lopes will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass according to the Ordinariate Use at Incarnation Catholic Church in College Park.

The ceremonies will begin in Royal Hall, the big building next to the church, at the corner of Shady Lane Drive and Edgewater Drive. There is a flag pole and sign for St. Vincent’s Academy outside the building. The liturgy begins at 10:15 a.m. with the blessing of palms, followed by a procession into the church, where Mass will begin.

You may park in the church parking lot or on the street in the parallel parking. Additional parking is also available on Sunday mornings in the parking lots for the two businesses adjacent to the church on the East side of Edgewater Drive, as they are closed at that time. See the attached parking map for available parking lots.

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Solemn Pontifical Mass of Palm Sunday
Bishop Steven J. Lopes, Celebrant

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 A.D. – 10:15am
Incarnation Catholic Church
1515 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804

Incarnation parking map

More Solemn Preface and Minor Propers of the Chair of Saint Peter

Although this is a relatively late post, I’m publishing this anyway since there’s still time before Sunday morning tomorrow. Below is the Preface of the Apostles adapted to the More Solemn Tone. This is the preface used on the Chair of Saint Peter, celebrated in the American Ordinariate tomorrow, Sunday, February 24th. I’ve also included the minor propers for tomorrow. The text is from Divine Worship and the melodies are adapted from the melodies in the Graduale Romanum. The alleluia is included for parishes that don’t use Divine Worship. Feel free to use these propers tomorrow, and if you’re interested in more of them, contact James at ordinariatechants at gmail dot com.

Preface of the Apostles

Minor Propers for the Chair of Saint Peter

Sung Mass for Christmas Day

I will be cantoring and playing organ for the noon Mass on Christmas Day at my Ordinariate parish in Orlando. Attendance at this Mass last year was about 60 people, probably second to Midnight Mass. With the exception of the offertory, the minor propers will be sung from James Scott’s minor propers project which is currently in progress and making great work. James is doing a wonderful job adapting the melodies found in the Graduale Romanum to the text of the minor propers from Divine Worship: The Missal. If you’re familiar with The Plainchant Gradual by Palmer and Burgess, you can think of it like that, except exactly matching the missal’s texts. I will mention again that he is looking for trial participants and can be contacted at ordinariatechants at gmail dot com.

 

Here is the complete music lineup which will also be in the bulletin:

Preludes:

Prelude on “FOREST GREEN” (O Little Town of Bethlehem) – Charles Callahan (organ solo)

Still, Still, Still – German carol, arr. Philip Ledger (vocal solo)

 

Opening hymn: O Come, All Ye Faithful – The Hymnal 1940, #12 – verses 3 & 6 use organ harmonizations by David Willcocks

Introit: Puer natus est nobis (Is 9:6; Ps 98:1) – Text from Divine Worship: The Missal, music adapted by James Scott

Kyrie – ninefold adaptation from Mass of Creation – Marty Haugen

Gloria: Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena – Healey Willan – The Hymnal 1940, #713

Gradual: Benedicta es tu (Jud 13:18, 15:9) – Text from Divine Worship: The Missal, music adapted by James Scott

Alleluia: Dies sanctificatus – Text from Divine Worship: The Missal, music adapted by James Scott

Credo is recited

Offertory: Tui sunt caeli (Ps 89:12, 15a) – Text from Divine Worship: The Missal, chant tone from The Saint Peter Gradual

Offertory hymn: See Amid the Winter’s Snow – Text: Edward Caswall, ca. 1858, Music: HUMILITY, John Goss, 1871, arr. David Willcocks

If there is a presentation of the alms: Praise God, From Whom All Blessing Flow – The Hymnal 1940, #139

Sanctus: Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena – Healey Willan – The Hymnal 1940, #797

The Lord’s Prayer: Plainchant – The Hymnal 1940, #722

Agnus Dei: Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena – Healey Willan – The Hymnal 1940, #712

Communion: Viderunt omnes (Ps 98:4b) – Text from Divine Worship: The Missal, music adapted by James Scott

Communion hymn: God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen – The Hymnal 1940, #40

Communion hymn: Silent Night, Holy Night – The Hymnal 1940, #33

Closing hymn: Hymn for Christmas-Day (Hark! The Herald Angels Sing) – Text: Charles Wesley, 1739 (verses 1-3 as in Carols for Choirs, verses 4-5 are Wesley’s original text), Music: Verses 1-4: The Hymnal 1940, Verse 5: Organ harmonization by David Willcocks

Postlude: Angels We Have Heard on High – Wilbur Held, with improvised middle section based on a Christmas melody by Steven Rabanal

 

Here is the poster I made for promoting the liturgy on social media:

Poster green

Two New Chant Projects for the Ordinariates

I am excited to announce two new chant projects in progress for use in the Personal Ordinariates for Catholics of the Anglican Patrimony. One is for priests and one for choristers.

 

The first project is one started very recently by myself and some friends. Many Catholics are familiar with the common tone the priest uses to chant the preface, the solemn tone, found here: https://youtu.be/eX-DnCtcVL0?t=4241. This is only one of three tones traditionally used in the Roman Rite. The Missale Romanum, the missal used for the Tridentine Mass, gives three tones to use for the preface: the ferial tone, the solemn tone, and the more solemn tone (titled “in praefatio tono solemniori”). The Anglican Missal adapts the ferial and solemn tones to English, however, I have not found adaptations of the more solemn tone, so this is a project I wanted to do for a few months now and just begun. I am writing the adaptations, and my friends James Scott and James Griffin review them and give input. James Scott also transcribes the prefaces into chant notation and I transcribe them into modern notation, so either can be used. James Griffin recorded the tutorial. The preface most properly goes with the preceding “preface dialogue” which would be best for the choir to learn and to print it in bulletins, however, many places do use the more solemn tone with a simpler dialogue tone. With the writing of this article, we have completed the Preface of the Incarnation, which is used from Christmas Eve to the Vigil of the Epiphany, exclusive, which I have posted it here for your downloading pleasure, available for free use. You can print them on a single sheet and insert them into Divine Worship: The Missal. I hope to write them for most of the prefaces; my current idea is all the prefaces except for the Preface for the Commemoration of the Dead, as the traditional rubrics in the Missale Romanum only permit the more solemn tone on days when the ferial tone is not prescribed.

 

Preface of the Incarnation (chant notation)

Preface of the Incarnation (modern notation)

Preface of the Incarnation MP3 tutorial for priests (must download from external site; I recommend the video instead) https://www.filehosting.org/file/details/768116/Preface%20of%20the%20Incarnation.mp3

Preface of the Incarnation video tutorial for priests

 

The second project is being done by James Scott. He is creating an English Gradual for the Ordinariates in the style of the Plainchant Gradual by the Rev. G.H. Palmer, Mus. Doc. and Francis Burgess. Although the Plainchant Gradual is currently in use in Ordinariate parishes, those who use them regularly will know that the texts do not match up all the time with Divine Worship. His project will set these traditional melodies to the text of Divine Worship, and he hopes to eventually set the entire missal. He is currently looking for trial participants and can be contacted at ordinariatechants at gmail dot com.

James Scott left Tulane University with a Master of Architecture in 2017 and has been a staff singer in several choirs. James T.M. Griffin is a Knight of Malta and instituted acolyte at St. John the Baptist, the Ordinariate parish in Bridgeport, PA (Greater Philadelphia).

On Divine Worship and its similarities to the Roman Missal and Missale Romanum

In discussions regarding the liturgical details of Divine Worship: The Missal, which is the missal used by the Personal Ordinariates for former Anglicans, a frequently visited topic is how the missal relates to the Roman Missal and/or the 1962 Missale Romanum. This is also a frequently debated topic, for a number of reasons that I will not analyze now. However, what I am choosing to do now is present a semi-detailed comparison of Divine Worship with both the Roman Missal and the Missale Romanum. No bias is intended to make it appear more like either missal. I should also note that this chart does not indicate or imply that it is prohibited to add any practices to the missals not found in them. However, it does not include extra-missal practices, no matter how frequently they occur, for the purpose of examining only the missals themselves. I hope that this is a helpful reference for those that would like to take a closer look between the three missals and even a helpful chart to help others learn more about the missals in general.

 

The Roman Missal Divine Worship: The Missal 1962 Missale Romanum
Rite of Sprinkling Holy Water Included after Introit and Greeting in place of the Penitential Act Included for optional use in appendix before Mass Usually before the principal Mass on Sundays
Sung introit Sung before Greeting Sung at some point after ministers are assembled for Mass, typically during the censing of the altar or while the preparatory prayers take place, presumably in place of read introit Sung approximately during preparatory prayers, in addition to the read introit
Sung Kyrie Sung whenever it would be read, replacing reading it Presumably sung in place of reading Sung after introit, in addition to the read Kyrie
Preparatory Prayers Not included in Missal Included for optional use in appendix Required before the Introit
Prayer(s) after Preparatory prayers N/A Collect for Purity Aufer a Nobis and Oramus Te
Blessing incense (when incense is used) No indication of blessing at the first altar censing No indication of blessing at the first altar censing Deacon: “A blessing, Reverend Father.”

Priest: “Mayest thou be blessed + by Him in Whose honor thou art to be burnt. Amen.”

Read introit Only when nothing is sung, but taken from the Roman Missal instead of the Graduale Romanum;

Reading the introit even when it has been sung is not mentioned

Read at least when introit or another song is not sung; reading the introit even when it has been sung is not mentioned Always read after censing
Sign of the Cross Always included here Omitted when preparatory prayers are used. Included if they aren’t N/A
Greeting Included N/A N/A
Penitential Act Three different options No formally titled “penitential act” here. The traditional Confiteor is included in the preparatory prayers if they are used. Formal penitential act is included after the intercessions. The Confiteor is included in the Preparatory Prayers, but there’s no “penitential act” otherwise.
Collect for Purity N/A Included at this point if the Preparatory Prayers were not used N/A
Summary of the Law N/A Included here. It is omitted if the preparatory prayers were used and/or the decalogue is recited. Other times, the missal implies it is optional, by use of the words “may say” N/A
Decalogue N/A May replace Summary of the Law and Kyrie N/A
Kyrie If form A or B of the Penitential Act is used, the Kyrie follows after. Form C is the Kyrie, with tropes Included here unless the Decalogue is recited Included here
Gloria Included on “Sundays outside Advent and Lent, and also on Solemnities and Feasts, and at particular celebrations of a more solemn character.” “The Gloria is sung or said on Sundays, on Solemnities and Feasts, on every day during the Octaves of Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost, and at special celebrations of a more solemn character. It is not said on the Sundays of Advent, and on the Sundays of Pre-Lent and Lent.” Included by default and omitted when the Te Deum is not sung at Matins.
Variant texts at beginning of Gloria “and on earth peace to people of good will” “and on earth peace, good will towards men” “et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis” – “and in earth peace to men of good will”
Simultaneous singing and quiet recitation of the Kyrie and Gloria Not mentioned Not mentioned Included in sung and Solemn Mass
Signing at end of Gloria Not mentioned Prescribed Prescribed for spoken text
Kissing altar N/A; at sedilia Included if at altar Included if at altar
“The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.” Omitted Included Included
Collect Included. Only one collect. Included. Only one collect. Included. Multiple collects permitted.
Reading Always included Always included Always included
Gradual (or another prescribed chant) Always included. Alternative psalm options permitted. Always included. Alternative psalm options permitted. Always included
Reading Included on Sundays and Solemnities Included on Sundays and Solemnities Omitted in a typical Mass
Location of Epistle Mandatory at ambo (GIRM 58) Unclear. Various options are typically practiced. By a priest in Sung or Low Mass at the altar on epistle side (lector may chant Epistle at Sung Mass); by the subdeacon of the Mass, typically before the altar steps
“Deo gratias” after readings Always included; preceded by “The word of the Lord” Always included; preceded by “The word of the Lord” Included quietly, after priest reading it
Alleluia (or another prescribed chant) Typically included. May be omitted if not sung. Included. Included.
Priest reading reading(s) and propers while they are being sung Not mentioned; presumption that priest is at sedilia Not mentioned; presumption that priest is at sedilia Included
Imposition of incense (when incense is used) Included with a blessing, but no text is mentioned. GIRM 132 does not speak against saying something during the blessing, as GIRM 144 does (during the offertory) Included with a blessing in the Order of Mass. Missal is silent on whether the blessing may include a spoken text. Included with a blessing with a text:
Deacon: “A blessing, Reverend Father.”
Priest: “Mayest thou be blessed + by Him in Whose honor thou art to be burnt. Amen.”
Deacon’s prayer before receiving blessing (“Cleanse my heart and my lips…”) Not included Not included Included
Priest blessing the deacon Included Included Included
Location of Gospel Mandatory at ambo (GIRM 58) Permitted to be in several locations. Commonly proclaimed at Solemn or Sung Mass in the midst of the people. By a priest in Sung or Low Mass at the altar on the gospel side; by the deacon of the Mass, in the proper place for the gospel procession
“The Lord be with…” Included Included Included
“A reading from…” Included Included Included
Gospel Included Included Included
“Laus tibi, Christe” Included, preceded by “The Gospel of the Lord” Included, preceded by “The Gospel of the Lord” Included quietly
Incensing the priest Not mentioned Not mentioned Included
Homily Required for Sundays and Holy Days of Obligations; not required otherwise, but always permitted Required for Sundays and Holy Days of Obligations; not required otherwise, but always permitted Not required but permitted
Nicene Creed Included on Sundays and Solemnities Included on Sundays and Solemnities Included on 1st and 2nd class feasts
Genuflection for the Incarnation Included on the Solemnities of the Annunciation and Nativity; substituted by bowing on all other days Included Included
Signing at end of creed Not mentioned Prescribed Prescribed for spoken text
Apostles Creed May substitute Nicene Creed Not given in Missal Not given in Missal
Prayers of the People Included Included (optional on weekdays) Not included
Penitential Rite Not included here Included here. May be omitted if preparatory prayers were said with the Confiteor Not included here. Second Confiteor is optional before communion
Comfortable Words Not included Optional Not included
Announcements and Sentences Not included Optional Not included
“The Lord be with…” Not included Not included Included
Offertory verse read by priest Not included; no such verse in missal Included when not sung, presumably only when not sung Always included
Offertory verse sung May be sung; taken from a source such as the Graduale Romanum May be sung, in which case, the missal presumes it is not read – “sung or said” Always sung at Sung and Solemn Mass
Traditional Offertory Not included Included as first option Mandatory
“Benedicite, Pater reverende” before blessing water and incense Not mentioned Not mentioned Included at Solemn Mass
Modern Offertory Included Included as second option Not included
“Pray, Brethren” Included, spoken aloud Included, presumably spoken aloud Included, quietly after first two words
Secret Included, aloud Included, aloud Included, quietly and aloud at end
Sursum Corda Included Included Included
Signing at Benedictus Not mentioned Prescribed Prescribed at spoken Benedictus
Regarding sung Sanctus and Benedictus If sung, they are sung together, and presumably replace the spoken text. If sung, they are sung together, and presumably replace the spoken text. Always sung at sung and Solemn Masses and sacred ministers always read them together and continue Canon immediately. Chanted settings are sung together. Non-chanted settings are broken up to have the Benedictus after the consecration and elevation of the chalice.
Anaphora Multiple options given, including the Roman Canon Two options given, equivalent to the Roman Canon and Eucharistic Prayer II of the OF. Canon mandatory on Sundays Roman Canon only

 

 

 

 

 

“The Mystery of Faith” Spoken/sung after reverencing the consecrated Blood, followed by an acclamation Spoken/sung after reverencing the consecrated Blood, followed by an acclamation Spoken in the consecration of the Blood

 

Tone of voice for Anaphora Presumably aloud Presumably aloud Silent with a raised voice at “To us sinners also” and aloud at end of doxology
Genuflection before Lord’s Prayer Not mentioned Included Included
“Let us pray” Not included Not included Included
“Admonished by salutary precepts…” Included Included Included
“Our Father…” Said or Sung by All Said or Sung by All, intoned by Priest Typically Said or Sung by priest with others responding at end
“Deliver us, we beseech Thee…” Included, without “past, present, and to come”, mention of saints, and adding “as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ” Traditional version Traditional version
Doxology “For the kingdom…” “For thine is…” “Through the same…”
“May the peace…” Not included here Not included here Included here
“May this co-mingling” Not included here Not included here Included here
Agnus Dei Not included here Not included here Included here, always spoken, even when sung
“O Lord Jesus Christ…” Included, with “look not on *our* sins” Included, with “look not on *our* sins” Included, with “regard not *my* sins”
“The peace of the…” Included here Included here Not included here
“Let us offer each…” Included optionally here Not included Not included
Kiss of peace Included among clergy, optional among people Included among clergy, optional among people Included among clergy at Solemn Mass; optional at Sung Mass via a pax brede
“Christ our Passover…” Not included Included Not included
Breaking the Host During Agnus Dei During Christ our Passover During doxology to Lord’s Prayer
“May this mingling…” Included here Included here Not included here
Agnus Dei Included here Included here Not included here
Requiem alternate text for Agnus Dei Not included Included Included
“O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God…” and “Let not the partaking…” silent prayers by priest Option of either, without doxologies Not included in Missal Both, with doxologies
Prayer of Humble Access Not included Included Not included
“I will take the bread of heaven” Not included Not included Included
Priest’s “Lord, I am not worthy” Not included Not included Included
Priest’s reception of communion Not included here Not included here Included here
Confiteor Not included Not included Not included in 1962 Missal, although it is often included according to local custom
“Behold the Lamb…” Included Included Included
“Blessed are those…” Included Included Not included
“Lord, I am not…” Included, once Included, once or thrice Included, thrice
Prayers before priest receives communion:

1. “May the body…”

2. “What shall I render…”

3. “May the blood…”

Included here, only 1 & 3 Included here, only 1 & 3 Included earlier, all three
Communion Proper Read here or sung at any point during communion, or replaced with other singing. Read here or sung. Not read here. Sung at some point during communion.
Text spoken for each communicant’s communion Minister: “The Body (or “Blood”) of Christ.”

Communicant: “Amen.”

Under one kind at a time: Minister: “The Body (Blood) of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given (shed) for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life.”

Or

“The Body (Blood) of Christ.”

 

Under both kinds together: “The Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life.”

Or

“The Body and Blood of Christ.”

 

No mention is made of the communicant responding.

Minister: “May the Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ + keep thy soul unto life everlasting. Amen.”

 

The communicant does not respond.

“Into a pure heart…” Not included Not included Included
Prayer during purification “What has passed our lips as food, O Lord, may we possess in purity of heart, that what has been given to us in time may be our healing for eternity.” “Grant, O Lord, that what we have taken with our mouths we may receive with a pure heart; and from a temporal gift may it become to us an everlasting remedy.” “May Thy Body, O Lord, which I have received, and Thy Blood which I have drunk cleave to mine inmost parts: and do Thou grant that no stain of sin remain in me, whom pure and holy mysteries have refreshed: Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.”
Communion Proper Not read here Not read here Read here, even at sung and Solemn Mass
“Almighty and everliving God…” Not included Included Not included
“The Lord be with…” Not included Not included Included
“Let us pray…” and Postcommunion Included Included Included
“The Lord be with…” Included Included Included
“Go, it is the dismissal…” Not included here Not included here Included here
“May the lowly homage…” Not included Not included Included
“May almighty God…” Included Not included in these words Included
“The peace of God…” Not included Included Not included
Dismissal Included with options:

1. “Go forth, the Mass is ended.”

2. “Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord.”

3. “Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.”

4. “Go in peace.”

Included with options:

1. “Go forth in peace.”

2. “Depart in peace.”

Or “V. Let us proceed in peace. R. In the name of Christ. Amen.” For processions.

Not included here
Requiem alternative for blessing and dismissal “V. May they rest in peace. R. Amen.” Not included Included Included
Last Gospel Not included in Missal Given in appendix for optional use when prescribed. Replaced with Matthew 2:1-12 at the Mass of Christmas Day Included when prescribed.