Emily Strand & Eric Styles

Emily Strand & Eric Styles
Meet Father Rivers (Part 2)

Today, we continue our conversation about Fr. Clarence Rivers who influenced so many as a priest, liturgist, composer and mentor with Emily Strand and Eric Styles, cohosts of the podcast, Meet Father Rivers.
Learn more about Fr. Clarence Rivers
Take a look at the first edition of the Lead Me, Guide Me Hymnal, published in 1987 which was dedicated to Fr. Rivers. https://www.amazon.com/Lead-Me-Guide-American-Catholic/dp/9992233044
What was Vatican II anyway?
Pope St. John XXIII announced the Second Vatican Council in 19599, explaining that this would be an opportunity for an “aggiornamento” — a serious reflection on how to express and live the truths of the faith in a way that would be heard, understood, and received. https://www.pillarcatholic.com/what-was-vatican-ii-anyway/
Some of the changes brought about by Vatican II included the way in which the liturgy was celebrated-
the priest faced the people
the Mass was celebrated in the vernacular and not in Latin
The Day the Mass Changed, how it Happened and Why — Part I https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=9377
Black Catholic Worship:
Some Reflections
by Bishop Joseph N. Perry
Each culture brings its distinctions and styles that make the church so diversely rich. There are more fundamental goods predicated in human cultures than there are denials or distractions from fundamental Christian truth. “Catholic” means universal; and in this universality is found racial, ethnic and philosophical diversity.
More on Black Catholic culture and how it is reflected within liturgy
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or wherever you listen to podcasts
Get in touch with Emily and Eric at meetfatherrivers@gmail.com
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