Breathing new life into the communion rite
The Church Breaks Bread for the Communion Rite
This important new collection continues the groundbreaking work initiated by the renowned composers in their earlier effort, The Church Gathers. Messrs. Haugen and Daigle have carefully woven together familiar and proven liturgical music to craft meaningful ritual prayer that results in a truly integrated, engaging, and collaborative effort between liturgical ministers.
Each song in this beautiful collection provides one model of how the communion rite may be executed. Music ranges from such traditional titles as "Silent Night" and "Dona Nobis Pacem" to established contemporary hymns such as "I Am the Bread of Life," "Look Beyond," and "Now in This Banquet."
Every song and hymn in this collection is utilized to bridge a unified communion rite from fraction to postcommunion canticle and the prayer after communion. Each brilliant adaptation profoundly enhances the communion rite by offering music that is known and loved in such a manner that it contributes to a complete understanding and full participation in the rite and its song.
Contents: Take and Eat I Am the Bread of Life Taste and See Now in This Banquet We Remember Mass of Creation: Come and Eat This Bread Let Us Break Bread Together May We Be One Look Beyond Table Prayer We Are Many Parts Silent Night Dona Nobis Pacem Gift of Finest Wheat.