Requiem Mass and Office for the Dead on Compact Disc contains Introit, Kyrie, Gradual, Tract, Offertory, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, Communion, and Alleluias from Mass for the Dead; and Invitatory, Responses, and Antiphons from the Office for the Deceased. This CD recording reflects the unmatched authenticity of Gregorian chant by the Monks of Solesmes. The Abbey of Saint-Pierre de Solesmes is steeped in 1,000 years of history and is a leading center for Gregorian chant. Above all, however, it is a living community of Benedictine monks searching for God.
Requiem Mass CD Audio Samples
Alleluia “De Profundis”:
The Church exhorts us, as do many of the great spiritual writers, regularly to think of our last end, and frequently to meditate on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell. Some of you may want the Latin Requiem Mass for a loved one or for yourself.
A Requiem or Requiem Mass, also known as Mass for the dead (Latin: Missa pro defunctis) or Mass of the dead (Latin: Missa defunctorum), is a Mass in the Catholic Church offered for the repose of the soul or souls of one or more deceased persons, using a particular form of the Roman Missal.
Find the Latin Mass Society guide about the right of Catholics to request a Funeral Mass according to the Traditional Catholic liturgy. Fr. Peter Carota, a traditional Catholic priest who is focused on preserving the simple beauty and truth of the Latin Mass, Catholic traditions and Christian doctrines, also has put up an article “10 Suggestions to Plan Your Requiem Mass with Non-Traditional People Attending“.
You may also be interested in “Latin – English Requiem Tridentine Booklet Missal” by the Coalition in Support of Ecclesia Dei. This missal contains all of the Ordinary texts side-by-side in Latin and English for the Tridentine (pre-Vatican II) Funeral Mass. Also included are prayers for the dead and the ceremony for the actual burial.