Every year now, for nearly 20 years, I have chanted one of the Synoptic passion narratives in our chapel service for the Monday of Holy Week. I have also received requests from pastors every year for a copy of my notation of the text, remembering it chanted when they were here as students. I’m always ..
The threefold Gospel cycle of our lectionary gives us the opportunity to hear our Lord’s passion in a new voice each year. This year the voice is St. Luke’s. The passion of Luke is the longest of the synoptics and the voice of Jesus is heard more often as well. If one chants it in ..
Yesterday, in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, Dr. Erik Herrmann chanted the text of the passion account from the Gospel according to Mark. Erik’s description of his preparations are available here, in a previous post. The cantor is positioned in the balcony, out of sight of the worshippers. So we have provided ..
A couple weeks ago Dr. Erik Herrmann discussed the singing of the passion narrative. He and seminarian Dallas Dubke sang Matthew’s narrative in chapel this past Monday. Even as you worship with the Body of Christ over these next days, may this help you in your individual preparations. [FMP width=”480″ height=”360″]http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/FeedEnclosure/csl-public-dz.6769737377.06769737379.7387430175/enclosure.mp4[/FMP]
Last Friday, chapel was unusual; it took me off guard. First, I did not expect to sing Christmas hymns … in the middle of Lent. Yes, I have to admit that I wasn’t paying attention to the feast day calendar so I missed the liturgical memo on the Annunciation of our Lord. It was a welcome ..