The present report tells us of a liturgical conference which takes place in Cologne, Germany, which included a number of figures that will be recognizable to NLM's readers, including Martin Mosebach (author of The Heresy of Formlessness) and Dr. Guido Rodheudt, who has been mentioned upon the NLM before in relation to his paper at CIEL a few years ago on the topic of Josef Pieper and the liturgy.
Also included in the report are a number of photos of the liturgies which took place at this conference.
Guest Report on the 12th Liturgical Conference of Cologne
About 130 people gathered together at Herzogenrath over Passion Sunday for the 12th Kölner Liturgische Tagung (Liturgical Conference of Cologne). The conference was organized by Initiativkreis katholischer Laien und Priester Cologne, Hamburg, Netzwerk Katholischer Priester, "Orietur-Occidens“ Hamburg-Dinslaken and UNA VOCE Deutschland. Special thanks to the Parish Priest of Herzogenrath, Dr. Guido Rodheudt, for his kind hospitality and to both – him and Mr. E. Pellengahr - for the organization!
For the first time in its history, the congress started with a meeting especially for the clergy in order to discuss the implementation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum in the parishes and in the program of formation for the priesthood. It was pointed out that there is a significant difference between parishes in the countryside and the structure of a parish within the city; it is easier to integrate the older liturgy into the parish life of the city.
Some splendid liturgies were also celebrated during the conference. Thanks to Dr. Michael Tunger, Mr. René Rolle, the schola of St. Franziskus (Heerlen, NL), the Schola Carolina, Mr. Herbert Nell and the choirs of St. Getrud (Herzogenrath).
The most important liturgy was the Pontifical High Mass offered by H. E. Dr. Klaus Dick, auxiliary emeritus of Cologne, in the beautiful Romanesque Church of the seminary of Rolduc (NL).
(The vesting of the bishop)
The speakers of the meeting drafted a message to the Bishops to take the Motu Proprio seriously, especially in the programme of formation for the priesthood. Following the spirit of the Motu Proprio, seminarians should be trained also in the older form of the Roman Rite. This training should not only include practical matters, but it has to provide a true positive approach to the old liturgy, based on it's history and spirituality. The candidates for the priesthood also have to be well prepared in Latin in order to execute the sacred rites in an appropriate and fruitful way.
An important event – one that has to be repeated!
In addition to the advance pictures already posted, our good friends at Rinascimento Sacro have let us know that images taken by the Franciscans of the Immaculate, who also provided the liturgical service including the major ministers and the chant for this occasion, have become available. Here is a selection (click to enlarge):
Czech and Slovak Association of Juventutem has posted a photo gallery, of which here are some samples:
Benedicámus Dómino reports, afterwards the Archbishop gave a talk and a Q&A session, and on the Sunday the Superior of the ICRSS, Gilles Wach, celebrated Solemn Mass, again in the Basilica, at which Archbishop Burke assisted.
Here are some picture from Benedicámus Dómino, and also from Fr George David Byers's bloggingLOURDES.
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