NMDDL 2009

November 3, 2009 at 1:27 am | Posted in Conference | Leave a comment

The Diocese of Baguio hosted this year’s National Meeting of Diocesan Directors of Liturgy on the topic << Music in the Liturgical Year >>. It was attended by 264 delegates from all over the Philippines with over 60 of the country’s 87 dioceses represented.

The talks:
1. Music of the Liturgical Year by Rev. Fr. Anscar J. Chupungco, OSB
2. Music for Advent and Christmas by Rev. Fr. Leo Nilo Mangussad
3. Music for Lent and Holy Week by Dean Josefina Manabat, EdD, SLD
4. Music for Easter by Rev. Fr. Benildus Maramba, OSB
5. Music for Ordinary Time by Rev. Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ
6. Music for Solemnities by Rev. Fr. Timoteo Ofrasio, SJ

The host Diocese treated the delegates to a tour of the city of Baguio and a very entertaining and participative cultural night on the last day of the meeting.

This year, the Episcopal Commission on Liturgy and the National Meeting of Diocesan Directors of Liturgy conferred a post-humus honor on the great composer of Filipino Sacred Music, Rev. Fr. Eduardo P. Hontiveros, SJ. The Sacrosanctum Concilium Award was given by the ECL through its Executive Secretary, Fr. Anscar to Fr. Honti. It was received by Fr. Manoling and Fr. Tim.

The week-long meeting ended with the drafting of this year’s STATEMENT.

Next year will be the 25th anniversary of the NMDDL and this will be hosted by the Archdiocese of Manila. It will be a moment for remembering and making present the 25 years of keeping the spirit of the liturgy alive in the Philippines.


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