Monday, December 31, 2007

Vigil Mass for Mary Mother of God...what a difference a week makes!

Last week I was a tad peeved at what passed for Christmas Vigil music at my favorite chapel in Boston.

This evening I attended the same chapel for the Vigil for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Wow!

The Gloria, Kyrie, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei were all chanted in Latin and everybody joined in. The songs were traditional carols without reference, for the most part, to hymnal numbers so nobody had to force themselves into wacky PC versions. What a difference!