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Godzdogz

The blog of the Dominican student brothers at Blackfriars, Oxford.

Built on the four pillars of our Dominican life – preaching, prayer, study, and community – Godzdogz offers many resources for exploring the Catholic Faith today.
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Dominican Chants - A Youtube series

Monday, January 11, 2016

Many of you will be aware that the Dominican Order has its own tradition of chant, which means many of the popular Marian and other traditional Latin hymns, such as the Salve Regina, are sung differently to the Roman tradition.  Read more

Great Dominicans: Jerome of Moravia

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Or should that be Jerome of Moray...? We know he worked in Paris and flourished in the second half of the thirteenth century. But who was he and where did he come from? Read more

O how glorious is the kingdom...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Today is the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, which falls on the last Sunday before Advent, i.e., at the end of the liturgical year. At the 6.15pm Mass & Vespers tonight at Blackfriars, Oxford, the Schola Magna will sing Tomás Luis de Victoria's setting of O Quam Gloriosum, whose text is below. Read more

Our Father: Musical Settings of the Lord's Prayer

Thursday, November 20, 2014

To round off our commentary on the Our Father, we come to the ways it has been set to music. Prayer rightly inspires and nourishes theological reflection, but it's always important to come back to prayer. Singing is an excellent way to pray, because it can give voice to the deepest desires of our hearts, and these will lead us to a greater love of God. As St Augustine says, 'Singing is a lover's thing'! Read more

All Saints - Exsultate Justi!

Sunday, November 02, 2014

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OULikeit! - 'Oxford's most likeable wind quintet'

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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Alleluia Alleluia!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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First Sunday of Lent: Testing or trusting God?

Sunday, March 09, 2014
Tonight, at Mass & Vespers in Oxford, the Blackfriars schola will sing 'Ne irascaris, Domine' by Byrd. The motet has been pre-recorded specially for Godzdogz.  Read more

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Sunday, February 02, 2014
For today's feast, the Blackfriars schola has recorded the 'Antiphon & Nunc Dimittis' by Palestrina. Read more
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