January 7, 2014

Liturgical Guide: Common of the Dedication of a Church / Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica

Basilica of St. John Lateran, Rome

The hymns selected for use with the Common of the Dedication of a Church are sung on Feast Days that celebrate the Dedications of Churches. For example, November 9 is the Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica. The Decree from the Rite of Dedication of a Church and an Altar (1977) begins by stating: "A church is the place where the Christian community is gathered to hear the word of God, to offer intercession and praise to him, and above all to celebrate the holy mysteries, and it is the place where the holy sacrament of the eucharist is kept. Thus it stands as a special kind of image of the Church itself, which is God’s temple built from living stones. And the altar of a church, around which the holy people of God gather to take part in the Lord’s sacrifice and to be refreshed at the heavenly meal, stands as a sign of Christ himself, who is the priest, the victim, and the altar of his own sacrifice."

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church - Austin, Texas

154. Christ is Made Our Sure Foundation
155. The Church's One Foundation
178. Now, From the Heav'ns Descending

40. When Time Began, God Walked With Man
41. The Church's One Foundation

Alto Ex Olympi Vertice
Angularis Fundamentum
Caelestis Urbs Jerusalem
Urbs Beata Jerusalem

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