Media Page: Audio and Video Sites of Interest
On this page you will find links to various sites that we recommend. Currently there are six categories: Gregorian Chant; Hymns; Instructional Videos; Devotional Videos, Spiritual Songs & Music; Inspirational Music. By going to the appropriate section you can then click on one of the links found there and you will be taken to a different website and can view or listen to the desired music or video.
Each section below briefly describes the information found in that section. In coming days, we hope to expand both the links and the categories we offer on this page for your information, edification and enjoyment.
Many of these links may also be helpful for clergy and seminarians who are studying the rubrics of the Mass or who may be looking for the words to hymns they wish to use for their Sunday or Holy Day Masses and/or include in their service leaflets or bulletins.
Gregorian Chant is the particular musical style for use in the Church at liturgical functions whether it be the chanting of the Divine Office in a monastery or the Solemn High Mass on Sundays in a parish church or diocesan cathedral.
Gregorian Chant, despite its somewhat daunting or intimidating appearance and notation is actually easily learned and sung with a few simple lessons and instruction.
- Celebrating the Mass Video Series -
In this technological age, instructional videos are becoming a standard means of imparting information and knowledge of specialized subjects for both the professional and the novice.
In this category you will find videos on how to transform a barren worship space into a fitting and dignified sanctuary for the traditional celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according to the Tridentine Rite.
There are also a series of 16 videos demonstrating the proper way to celebrate the immemorial Tridentine Mass, which is the canonically approved rite for use in the North American Old Roman Catholic Church. The Mass in these videos is celebrated in Latin by a French speaking priest, while the explanation is spoken in English. The rubrics are identical regardless of the language in which the Mass is celebrated.
Spiritual Songs and Music
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Hymnody or the singing of hymns at church during divine service has a long history dating back to the early ages of the Church. However the common practice of congregational singing is relatively recent, i.e. just in the last few centuries.
One of the hallmarks of a true hymn is that it is written principally as a prayer that is later set to music. For this reason most hymns conclude with an "Amen".
In this category you will find several video that may aid you in your devotions.
We have included videos of the traditional Glorious, Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
There is also a video of the Lord's Prayer, as well as a movie on the life of Jesus Christ, adapted primarily for children.
We hope that you will find these videos helpful as well as enjoyable.