.- On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the promulgation of the constitution on sacred liturgy âSacrosanctum Conciliumâ during the II Vatican Council, the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of Sacraments has announced a symposium that will review the state of liturgical reform.
The conference, to be held at the Vatican on December 4, will be presided by the Prefect of the Dicastery, Cardinal Francis Arinze.
The Congregation announced that the one day event will discuss the themes: â âSacrosanctum Conciliumâ forty years later: between the past and future,â âThe liturgy of John Paul II,â and âOne hundred years after the document âTra le sollecitudiniâ by St. Pius X: balance and perspectives.â
âTra le Sollecitudiniâ (âAmong the caresâ,) was Pope Pius X's âmotu proprioâ on sacred music and liturgical chant. Promulgated on November 22, 1903, the document is now 100 years old.
Besides the officials of the dicastery, participants at the symposium will include Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago; Cardinal Joachim Meisner, Archbishop of Cologne (Germany;) Archbishop Christian Wiyghan Tumi of Douala (Cameroon;) Archbishop Ivan Dias of Bombay (India;) Bishop Stefan Cichy, Auxiliary of Katowice (Poland;) Dom Phillipe Dupont, O.S.B., Abbot of the monastery of Solesmes (France;) Fr. Matias Auge, C.M.F. and Fr. Alberto Aranda Cervantes, M.Sp.S., both consultants for the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of Sacraments.
The symposium, which will take place in the New Hall of the Synod, will be open to personnel of the Roman Curia and pontifical universities, as well as experts in liturgy and sacred music.