Quiet, Please

The Importance of Silence in the Liturgy

"By way of promoting active participation, the people should be encouraged to take part by means of acclamations, responses, psalmody, antiphons, and songs, as well as by actions, gestures, and bodily attitudes. And at the proper times all should observe a reverent silence” (Sacrosanctum concilium, 34)....

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About the Author

Roger F. Repohl is director of music at Our Lady of Victory Church, the Bronx, New York.