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The Easter Sequence

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

Easter Sunday, you might have noticed a pause before the priest read the Gospel. This pause was the Sequence, an ancient poem set to music. While it has been translated into English, the original is so much nicer. We can sing the Sequence for every day of the Octave of Easter. Take a little time to listen to it and …

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Why Catholics Don’t Sing

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The scene plays out in Catholic parishes all over America. The cantor stands up and announces, “Our opening hymn will be number 666 in your hymn book, Please sing.” By the time you’ve found the song they are already half-way through the first verse. You follow along the best you can in a half-hearted mumble. After two verses, the priest has …