Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil

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Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil

Post by Gwyn » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:33 am

Hello everyone,

During the singing of the Litany of Saints at the Easter Vigil,
wherein the names of some Saints may be added, especially the Titular Saint of the church and the Patron Saints of the place and of those to be baptized.
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at what point would local and titular saints be added? My guess would be after the last specific, named saint, and pre "All holy men and women, saints of God".

I wonder does the forum membership have any thoughts?

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Re: Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil

Post by nazard » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:51 am

That's where we always put St Dunstan, our local boy.

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Re: Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil

Post by alan29 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:50 am

That's where Theoderic used to go when Derek W was Archb of Liverpool.

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Re: Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil

Post by John Ainslie » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:52 am

There is a traditional order for the saints invoked in the Litany of the Saints:

    biblical saints
    martyrs (men first)
    non-martyrs:
      men
        popes
        bishops
        others
      women
Within each category the listing is in historical order.

I provide this for information only.

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Re: Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil

Post by FrGareth » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:21 pm

I wrote most of the Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litany_of_the_Saints concerning the Ordinary form. There you will find the nuances of how to structure Litanies for different kinds of rituals!
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Re: Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil

Post by Gwyn » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:45 pm

Thank you everyone for your excellent informative responses.

I've found this thread to best useful.

Gwyn.

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Re: Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil

Post by Southern Comfort » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:59 pm

John Ainslie wrote:There is a traditional order for the saints invoked in the Litany of the Saints:

    biblical saints
    martyrs (men first)
    non-martyrs:
      men
        popes
        bishops
        others
      women
Within each category the listing is in historical order.

I provide this for information only.


Expanding on this, and taking into account the Wikipedia article referenced above, the attached article may be of use. It originally appeared in the NPM journal Pastoral Music.
Litanies Pastoral Music.pdf


Once you have established which category your inserted saint is in, the order within the category is then determined by date of death.
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Re: Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil

Post by Nick Baty » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:44 pm

For the bicentenary of St Anthony's, Scotland Road, in 2004, we ordered our saints geographically:
Britain
England
Lancashire
Liverpool
Local (Names of saints who gave their names to our local daughter parishes)
and...
"All holy men and women of Scotland Road".

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Re: Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil

Post by Ephrem Feeley » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:23 pm

Very informative - the order is fascinating, but really clear. Any particular musical settings being used out there?

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Re: Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil

Post by Nick Baty » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:42 pm

James Walsh and/or Bernadette Farrell.

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Re: Litany of Saints at The Easter Vigil

Post by alan29 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:26 pm

Cant remember the last time we did the Litany.

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