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The Chanted Word: Feast of Christ the King

The Chanted Word: Feast of Christ the King

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, commonly referred to as the Feast of Christ the King, Christ the King Sunday of Reign of Christ Sunday, is a relatively recent addition to the Western liturgical calendar, instituted in 1925 by Pope Pius XI for the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. In 1970 its Roman Rite observance was moved to the final Sunday of Ordinary Time.

FEAR NOT with Rexphil Rallanka

FEAR NOT with Rexphil Rallanka

ChantWorks presents Fear Not. Host Linda Hoffman speaks with Rexphil Rallanka, Director of Music, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

The Chanted Word: Dies Irae

The Chanted Word: Dies Irae

The awe-inspiring hymn, Dies Irae, means “Day of Wrath.” This meditation depicts the Last Judgment when Christ will return in glory. It is a perfect meditation not only for All Souls Day, but throughout the month of November, when Catholics remember the dead.

The Chanted Word: Assumption

The Chanted Word: Assumption

The Assumption of Mary is, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, the bodily taking up of Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.

The Chanted Word: Corpus Christi

The Chanted Word: Corpus Christi

The Feast of Corpus Christi, also known as the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, is a Catholic liturgical solemnity celebrating the Real Presence of the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the elements of the Eucharist.

The Chanted Word: Pentecost

The Chanted Word: Pentecost

ChantWorks presents: Pentecost. The Catholic holiday of Pentecost is a moveable feast, which is celebrated on the 50th day from Easter Sunday. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles.

The Chanted Word: Easter Sunday Mass

The Chanted Word: Easter Sunday Mass

Easter Sunday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.

The Chanted Word: Palm Sunday Mass part 1

The Chanted Word: Palm Sunday Mass part 1

Palm Sunday is a Catholic moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels. Palm Sunday marks the first day of Holy Week, the last week of the Catholic solemn season of Lent that precedes the arrival of Eastertide.

The Chanted Word: Ash Wednesday Mass

The Chanted Word: Ash Wednesday Mass

Ash Wednesday is a Catholic holy day of prayer and fasting. As it is the first day of Lent, many Catholics begin Ash Wednesday by marking a Lenten calendar, praying a Lenten daily devotional, and making a Lenten sacrifice that they will not partake of until the arrival of Eastertide.

Advent week 4

Advent week 4

A new chanted setting of the Prayer to St. Michael.

Advent week 3

Advent week 3

A new chanted setting of the Prayer to St. Michael.

Advent week 2

Advent week 2

A new chanted setting of the Prayer to St. Michael.

Advent week 1

Advent week 1

A new chanted setting of the Prayer to St. Michael.