Soli Deo Gloria – To God Alone be the Glory

The Video below has the very brief remarks by Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia, O.P., Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, titular Archbishop of Oregon City, following his ordination to the episcopate at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., July 11, 2009.

I must say his approach is very refreshing by being very God-centered. He sets the tone in his opening sentence by brushing aside the tendency to talk too much about ourselves and he focuses his gratitude and remarks on God. I am sure this will also set the tone for his Tenure at the Congregation for Divine Worship. Modern Liturgy has indeed tended to become too focused on its human dimension, what WE are doing. There is a need to set the focus back on God what HE is doing.

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  1. Incredibly beautiful, inspiring and even emotional! His remarks at the end of his ordination are so simple and so full of inspiration. I love that he prays that our Holy Father, Pope Benedict, will receive the joy “that comes from serving Christ faithfully”. Are those his parents in frame 2:56? Oh – their joy!

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