We are not just material beings, but spiritual persons with a need for meaning, purpose, and fulfillment that transcends the visible confines of this world. This longing for transcendence is a longing for truth, goodness, and beauty. Truth, goodness, and beauty are called the transcendentals of being, because they are aspects of being. Everything in existence has these transcendentals to some extent. God, of course, as the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, has these transcendentals to an infinite degree. Oftentimes, He draws us to Himself primarily through one of these transcendentals. St. Augustine, who was drawn to beauty in all its creaturely forms, found the ultimate beauty he was seeking in God, his creator, the beauty “ever ancient, ever new.”―Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P.

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So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.—2 Thessalonians 2:15

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ears East... or West toward Korea. Hymnals.

2015 Autumn General Assembly of the CBCK
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea (CBCK) held its 2015 Autumn General Assembly at the Conference Hall of the Catholic Conference of Korea (CCK) from October 12 to 15, 2015 and made the following decisions:
5. The bishops decided to use The New Catholic Hymnal for a period of three years ad experimentum.
Korean Catholic Hymn No.172 The Soul of Christ

Background [from 2011 CBCK Fall newsletter] 10. The bishops heard a report on the "plan to compile the New Catholic Hymnal" presented by the CBCK Committee for Liturgy (President: Most Rev. Augustinus Kim Jong-soo) and agreed with the opinions of the CBCK Episcopal Commission for Doctrine on the revision of lyrics in the New Catholic Hymnal.
6. The bishops approved the publication of Rise Up in Splendor, Korean Hymnal for Military, for tentative (temporary?) use.

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