July 24th Ken talks with Emily Strand author of Mass 101 Liturgy and Life (Liguori) Do you wonder why incense is used at Mass, the Alleluia disappears during certain seasons, or how the construct for the Liturgy of the Word was developed? Why do Catholics sing in Latin from time to time? Why all this ritual? Emily Strand takes Catholics through the basics of the Mass taking us step-by-step through our worship, and reminding us of the central mystery of our faith—the Paschal Mystery. Emily’s book is available at: www.liguori.org
Of all the hours in the Divine Office, or Liturgy of the Hours, none has had such a wealth of music composed for it more than vespers. In this show Susan features music for Vespers including a range of music from Gregorian chant, work by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and some excerpts from modern settings of Vespers.
In this program, Mark and Frances discuss the prayer fo the Church, or the Liturgy of the Hours. They discuss a little about the history of the prayer, the different elements of the prayer, how it is prayed by the entire Church and some of the benefits of praying this prayer. They cover some of the differnet options for getting copies of the prayers, including sources on-line, and they also talk about the differences of praying this prayer in community or privately. This is a wonderful introduction to this most import form of “praying without ceasing.”
In this program, Mary’s Canticle of Joy is discussed by Father Thomas A. Thompson, S.M.
The guide for the Liturgy of the Hours for the month of May is now online on our Resources page.
The Liturgy of the Hours Guide for October is now posted on our Resources page. This guide in a great way to learn the Liturgy of the Hours and to pray along with Radio Maria each day.
The Guide for the Liturgy of the Hours for August is now available on our resources page.
The guide for the Liturgy of the Hours for the month of April is now available on the Radio Maria resources page.
The Liturgy of the Hours Guide for March is now available on our Resources page.
The new guide for praying the Liturgy of the Hours is now available on our resources page. This guide explains how to pray the liturgy of the hours as well as what pages the prayers can be found on for each day.
With Thanksgiving in mind, Lynn Bauman presents various interpretations of the classic hymn, Te Deum (Thee, O God, we praise).
Te Deum has been in regular use in the Roman Catholic Church for centuries in the Office of Readings found in the Liturgy of the Hours, and in thanksgiving to God for a special blessing such as the election of a pope, the consecration of a bishop, the canonization of a saint, a religious profession, the publication of a treaty of peace, a royal coronation, etc. It is sung either after Mass or the Divine Office or as a separate religious ceremony.
The Liturgy of the Hours Guide for October through December has been posed on the resources page of the web site.
Radio Maria uses the “Book of Christian Prayer” in praying the Liturgy of the Hours. The liturgy guide shows you how to pray the Liturgy of the Hours as well as what pages to turn to for each day.