Traditional Latin Mass Schedule in Memphis
Blessed Sacrament - Sundays 8:30 am
2564 Hale Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
St. Michael's - Wednesdays 12pm (Noon),
First Fridays 6:15pm,
First Saturdays 7:00am
3863 Summer Avenue
Memphis, TN 38122
St. William's - (None at this time)
4932 Easley Avenue
Millington, TN 38053
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Last Updated: November 3, 2016
Friday, August 1, 2008
About the Latin Mass: The Alleluia
The sung Alleluia, as is the case for many elements of the English Mass, actually comes from the Latin Mass. The various sung Alleluia tones heard in the English Mass are based upon the Latin Mass Alleluia tones and accompanying sung verses available for each feast of the liturgical year.
In the Latin Mass, the Alleluia completes the theme presented by the Psalm portion of the Introit reading, which was read prior to the Kyrie. Portions of the Psalm are reinforced, and present themes of mercy, hope, salvation, joy, or the desire to not be foresaken. The Alleluia, at a Missa Cantata or a High Mass, is sung by the cantor and choir, but is also always read by the priest. When the priest is finished reading the Alleluia, he proceeds in the silence of all to the left to pray before the center of the altar, in preparation to continue to the left side of the altar to read the Gospel.
The Latin Mass is celebrated Sundays at Blessed Sacrament at 8:30 and Nativity at 9:00.