The Sacredness of Liturgical Music
What happened to the sacred music that once filled the Catholic Church with awe and reverence? How did traditional music shape the worshipper’s soul and connect them to the divine? And how can we restore this lost treasure of our faith? Join James Marck as he explores these questions and more in this engaging lesson.
INDIVIDUAL & SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
- What is the relationship between sacred music and sacred space in relation to how they impact our worship? Altogether, how has liturgical music impacted your worship experience?
- How did the image of abstract liturgical music and liturgy resonate with you?
- In reality, secular institutions are the custodians of sacred music. Discuss what is positive and negative in that relationship.
James Marck’s Bio:
James Marck is the Director of Sacred Music and Master of the Choirs at St. Francis de Sales Oratory Catholic Church in south Saint Louis, Missouri. He oversees the musical program of the Oratory, which is operated by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, a society of priests dedicated to the traditional Latin liturgy and the liturgical arts. James Marck has a passion for sacred music and strives to enhance the beauty and solemnity of the liturgy with his musical direction.