Edited by Janet E. Rutherford
This volume, which contains the proceedings of the Third Fota International Liturgy Conference, explores key themes in the Holy Father’s writings on liturgical music. The Fota International Liturgy Conferences are dedicated to the elucidation and promotion of Benedict XVI’s vision of liturgical reform, emphasizing the importance of beauty in the celebration of the Church’s rites, and the necessity to go forward into the future as part of our inherited tradition. It also provides a forum for a younger generation of liturgists and musicians, drawn from various countries, who are presently engaged in the recovery and promotion of the Church’s musical heritage for liturgical use or in composing beautiful new and uplifting works of sacred music.
Dr. Janet E. Rutherford is Honorary Secretary of The Patristic Symposium, Saint Patrick's College Maynooth, and Irish Correspondent to L'Association Internationale d'Etudes Patristiques.