Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Chant Nunning

O God, come to my assistance.  With these words we begin our times of prayer during The Liturgy of the Hours.  While our liturgy is in English, we have maintained the format of antiphons, psalms, hymns, and melodies found in the Antiphonale Monasticum, simplifying some of the complex melodies of the antiphons and updating the challenging chant modes to the simplified eight modes by Dom Gregory Murray, OSB (of Downside Abbey). 

These antiphons and hymns, proper to each season enrich our prayer, transport us through the liturgical year both forming and transforming us as we seek an ever deeper union with God. 

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