Tomorrow: Marian Prayers

In our second session of this Intro to Chant series, we will get to know some Marian Prayers that will be helpful throughout the year; the Marian Antiphons.  If you joined us for Vespers during Advent and Lent, then you are already familiar with two of them.  They all have at least two versions: SimpleContinue reading “Tomorrow: Marian Prayers”

Christ Is Risen!

Well done, everyone!  It has been a great blessing to pray with all of you throughout this past Lenten season. I would hate to restrict our experience of chant to the penitential seasons, so here is a little “bonus chant”  that is worth learning.  To express the joy of our Lord’s resurrection, the Marian AntiphonContinue reading “Christ Is Risen!”

Getting ready…

Hey everyone! I’m excited we will be offering more opportunities to chant Vespers this season.  We will be at St. Monica’s on Sundays (Dec 2, 9, 16), and at St. Blaise on Wednesdays (Dec 5, 12) and for the O Antiphon days (Dec 17-23).  Visit the About page for the Church addresses.   A preparationContinue reading “Getting ready…”

Thank you!

Thank you all for taking part in this Intro to Chant series.  I just wanted to share a few things that we went over in class for those who were not able to join us. Here is a worthwhile reflection by Msgr. Pope on the quality of prayer that we find in tradition.  I thinkContinue reading “Thank you!”

Getting ready for the first class…

It may be helpful to have a idea of what to expect for our first class on May 3rd.  We will have two prayers through which the basics for chant and Latin pronunciation will be introduced.  The first is the Ave Maria, which many of you are probably familiar with.  Here is a video toContinue reading “Getting ready for the first class…”

Friday after Ash Wednesday

Hello all, I’m looking forward to getting together this Friday for Vespers.  We have the preparation class at 6 pm in Mary’s room, and Vespers will begin in the Church shortly after the 7 pm Stations of the Cross has finished.  I will get all of the important stuff out of the way by 6:50,Continue reading “Friday after Ash Wednesday”

Just some helpful videos

Hi everyone! The First Sunday of Advent is coming up, so I wanted to share some videos to help you become familiar with parts that may be a little more difficult.  Please keep in mind: the purpose of Vespers is prayer – it is okay that we do not sound like a perfectly trained choir.Continue reading “Just some helpful videos”