SEP Status

There are no words to express my excitement about what is happening with the Simple English Propers. Tomorrow is the day that the print run will begin. And then: we will all have a book, one book, we can hold that provides chanted English propers for the modern ordinary form of Mass. This will take some getting used to – just the reality seems too good to be true. I can hardly believe that this is really happening.

I know that the post seems pointless. But I really just wanted to share the joy.

11 Replies to “SEP Status”

  1. I check this every-day looking for the Lulu-link so I can speed this to the offending parties. =)

  2. Tonight, I was practicing the SEP Pentecost Communion Proper (of the day) for use in our Confirmation Mass next week. Our Bishop will be celebrating.

  3. I am happy to hear that the book with the English propers will come out soon. I really hope it will include the Responsorial Psalms as well. I am going to be implementing this in a parish very soon, and it would be much easier if everything would be available in one book. I like the idea Parish Book of Chant, but we really need one book, with Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms. We need a new Liber Usualis, Latin-English. It would be big, but it is clear that you have all of the resources. It can be done!
    God bless you for your work.

  4. I'm not sure that we need the Ordinary and Extraordinary forms both in one book… It would be unnecessarily large (or the print unnecessarily small) and it's not like you're going to need both of the forms' chants in one Mass. You can just have a set of SEPs (or preferably GRs) one the shelf next to a set of Libers.

    After the early morning OF is done, just put the GRs/SEPs on the shelf and grab your Liber for the next Mass that happens to be EF.

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