30 January 2011
|Entrance||O changeless Christ|
|Penitential Rite||St Gabriels I (mtgf)|
|Gloria||St Augustine's (Christopher Walker)|
|Psalm 145||How happy are the poor (mtgf)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Salisbury (Christopher Walker)|
|Preparation of Gifts||Seek the Lord (Collegeville Composers Group)|
|Eucharistic Acclamations||Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)|
|Lamb of God||Remembrance (Marty Haugen)|
|Communion||What does the Lord require (mtgf)|
|Final||For the healing of the nations|
Given the history of the College I like to occasionally use O changeless Christ for its reference to Christ the teacher. I hope today it set up up the Sermon on the Mount over the next few weeks.
There are plenty of settings of the contemporary Beatitudes. A quick look at the Graduale Romanum and CPDL, those essential forms of reference, bring the text up as a Communion Antiphon in the Common of Holy Men and Women and a setting by Byrd, and later Rachmaninov. Do the number of contemporary settings say something about modern spirituality or is it a fluke of history, or have I missed something? Anyway today's Communion Song married Micah and Matthew. By chance the phrase 'and to walk with God' picked up the talk about Student Cross we received in place of a homily today (hmm).