music; liturgical music; source and matter of preaching
Studia Pastoralne, Nr 12 (2016), s. 36-48
Music can help man in prayers and make him sensitive to the matters of God.
Today, in the times of low level of a general culture of the society we can perceive
a danger of misunderstanding the need of music in liturgical rites. This state of
affairs imposes duty to foster musical culture in our churches, so that music performed
at our churches is of the most perfect form possible. If the aim is met,music
shall become a tool for transmitting faith. This task is also to be taken on by
homilists and preachers. In this paper music is shown as the source and matter of
preaching the Word of God. The place of music in particular preaching units has
been discussed (homilies, sermons and conferences). Also, the author points at
dangers of misuse of music in preaching the Word of God. The paper is concluded
with proposals and suggestions.