Friday, March 22, 2013

Fantastic article on Psalmody this archived issue of Sacred Music. The link will take you to an 80 page pdf of the magazine, but I'm referring to the very first article which starts on page 7. The article was geared mostly towards religious, to encourage them to take the Liturgy of the Hours seriously, seeing it as one of their greatest and most fulfilling activities.   It's very inspirational. Then, the article goes on at length about choral chanting of the Hours. Even if you have no interest whatever in chanting your own psalter, understanding this "theology of chant" will enhance your understanding of the Liturgy of the Hours, and give you some thoughts that will help you to recite it with a more contemplative spirit. Give the article a try. Today's Friday, do it as extra spiritual reading.