Monday, October 31, 2011

Supper of the Lamb: The Mass as Heaven on Earth Conference

The Franciscan University of Steubenville has now posted videos for the five talks given at the October 15th Liturgical Conference entitled "The Supper of the Lamb: The Mass as Heaven on Earth" which was centered around the new translation of the Roman Missal.

I had the great privilege to present a talk entitled "Perspectives on Liturgical Music", one that was very similar to the talk that I gave to the Steubenville liturgical musicians a month earlier at their Fall retreat.

The talks given by Dr.'s John Bergsma and Scott Hahn are a must-watch for a profound deepening of an understanding of the liturgy's scriptural roots, made ever more clear with the new translation. His Excellency Bp. Serratelli gave some insight into the process of producing the new translation. Dr. Denis McNamara gave a one hour summary of his new book Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy and I was able to follow his lead and apply many of the same principles to sacred music.

It was incredible to see how the five different topics complimented one another and built on each other (entirely coincidentally) throughout the day. Watching them all in succession would be of great benefit to those who have the time to watch the entire conference.

Below are the five talks given in the one day conference by Bp. Serratelli, John Bergsma, Denis McNamara, Adam Bartlett and Scott Hahn. Thanks to Franciscan University and Christ the King Chapel for filming the entire conference and for making it available for all online.