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Lindemann on the Holy Innocents

Friday, December 10th, 2010

THE HOLY INNOCENTS’ DAY December 28 The Common Service Book does not list this commemoration in the Calendar, and in his The Church Year Paul Zeller Strodach remarks “that the Holy Innocents’ Day has been excluded from the Church Year.” When speaking of St. Stephen’s Day and St. John’s Day he states: “To these should […]

Introits for the days after Christmas, and more!

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Here are introits for the days following Christmas (St. John coming soon I hope). For those celebrating Divine Service for Holy Innocents tomorrow, here’s a special bonus: Gradual & Alleluia! The notes are taken from the liber usualis, a 20th century pre-vatican II Roman source. Note: The gradual’s tune comes from the “offertory” which uses […]

Introit confusion for Christmas-Epiphany

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Here is a list of occasions on which one might want to hold Divine Service, all falling between Christmas Eve and Epiphany. Beneath each is a list of Lutheran chant books and hymnals, and which (if any) introits they prescribe for the occasions. One 20th century tridentine Roman source is also included, as a reference. […]

December 28th: Holy Innocents or Sunday after Christmas?

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

What to do about Holy Innocents falling on a Sunday…. Who gets the Divine Service? It seems we probably need to do what any Lutheran normally would do: run to the Anglican sources! But perhaps Reformation Lutheran musicians can help us: I examined four of the most important early Lutheran chant anthologies: -Lucas Lossius’¬†Psalmodia hoc […]


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