Thursday, April 19, 2012
AN ORDINARY FORM REQUIEM MASS IN ENGLAND
It need not be that way in the Ordinary Form. The program above from England proves that and this is an Ordinary Form Mass.
At Saint Joseph Church we mandate the chanting of the following:
1. Official Requiem Introit for the Ordinary Form (a processional hymn can also be chosen appropriate for a Requiem).
2. Official Offertory Antiphon (an additional preparation hymn appropriate for a Requiem can be chosen).
3. Official Communion Antiphon (an additional communion chant can be chosen).
4. Official Song of Farewell (there are three options in the Ordinary Form's official choices).
5. In Paradisum (no other choice) in English or Latin
Options that are allowed are: Requiem Gradual in place of the Responsorial Psalm and the Dies Irae as a Sequence before the Gospel.
In addition we now allow the family to choose the color of vestments from the three choices allowed, Black, Violet or White.