Thursday 30 April 2015

Ars Celebrandi 2015 - TLM Workshops in Poland

The 2nd edition of Ars Celebrandi workshops will be organized by Una Voce Polonia in August 2015.

About Ars Celebrandi 2014

The workshops took place in the largest Marian shrine in Poland, in Licheń. Within the framework of these workshops, we offered courses in traditional celebration for priests, courses for altar boys on various levels and musical workshops embracing the Gregorian Chant and the polyphonic music. It appeared quickly that the demand for such events is very large and the number of applicants went far beyond our expectations. The national workshops became international; there were 150 participants from Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia and France. One of the churches on the premises of the shrine was made available to us. In this church, the celebrations in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, Holy Masses in the Dominican Rite,  canonical hours and a number of services and processions were taking place all week. Patronage was granted by the local bishop and a number of Catholic media. The collaboration with professional musicians specialising in the traditional Church music also proved to be very successful. 10 out of 30 priests who took part in the workshops celebrated their first Mass in the old rite. We can proudly say that Ars Celebrandi has become the largest event of this sort in Central Eastern Europe and the range and the results of our work contribute in a visible way to promoting the traditional liturgy and spirituality in our region.

Video with movies from Ars Celebrandi 2014

Support for Ars Celebrandi 2015

Should you wish to offer us your financial support for the purpose of organising the workshops in 2015, you can transfer your donations to the following bank account of Una Voce Polonia:

PL 81 2130 0004 2001 0597 9745 0002
or via PayPal:

About the Licheń Basilica 
The Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń [ˈlixɛɲ] is a Roman Catholic church located in the village of Licheń Starynear Konin in the Greater Poland Voivodeship in Poland. It was built between 1994 and 2004. The construction was funded by pilgrims' donations.[1] With a tower measuring 141.5 meters in height, it is one of the tallest and largest churches in the world. The history of the foundation of the church dates back to 1813, when Tomasz Kłossowski a Polish soldier fighting under Napoleon near Leipzig was seriously wounded. He invoked Our Lady, begging her not to let him die in a foreign land. According to legend, she appeared to him wearing a golden crown, a dark red gown, with a golden mantle, and holding a white eagle in her right hand. She comforted the soldier and promised he would recover and return to Poland.[2] Tomasz was instructed to have an image of her made, and to place the image in a public place so that My people will pray before this image and shall draw many graces at My hands in the hardest times of trial.[3]
With the nave 120 meters long and 77 meters wide, with a central dome 98 meters high, and with a tower 141.5 metres tall, it is Poland's largest church and one of the largest churches in the world. The church is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland whose icon, perhaps dating back to the 18th century, is displayed in the basilica's main altar. It is one of Poland's principal pilgrimage sites.
(source: wikipedia)

Photo: wikipedia / Krzysztof Mizera

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