Rorate Caeli

EVENT: Ars Celebrandi - Traditional Liturgy Workshop in Poland

Press release:

Ars Celebrandi – the largest traditional liturgy workshop in Eastern Europe

From the 16th until the 23rd of August 2015 in the Holy Mary Shrine in Licheń (Our Lady of Licheń Basilica), Poland, the second Ars Celebrandi liturgical workshop will take place, the largest in Eastern Europe. 180 people from Poland and abroad are already registered, including 40 priests. His Excellence Bishop Athanasius Schneider will celebrate the pontifical Mass and Pontifical Vespers. His Excellency Bishop Wiesław Mering, of Diocese of Wrocławek, is the welcoming bishop.

As happened  last year participants will be able to choose from wide range of  practical workshops dedicated to priests, seminarists, acolyte servers, liturgy musicians, and other people caring about liturgy. Highly qualified and experienced leaders will be teaching:

-        Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite Mass (low and solemn)
-        Acolyte for low, sung and solemn Mass
-        Choral singing
-        Polyphonic singing
-        Organ 
-        Liturgy, lace, and vestment conservation

Among the leaders there are some famous Polish and international church musicians including Joanna Orzeł, Paweł Bębenek, Marcin Bornus Szczyciński, Robert Pożarski and Robert Hugo (Prague). Practical training will be enhanced by discussions about the liturgy calendar, Mass, choir, and other topics.

Every day there will be two main Masses celebrated, solemn and sung, including in the Dominican Rite. Some hours will be celebrated publicly: Lauds, Vespers, and Compline.

Those responsible for the organization are priests and people active within the diocesan priesthoods and traditional circles in Poland.  The Una Voce Polonia Association is in charge of the all workshops.

More information is accessible on our website , and we recommend the photo gallery from last year: ). You can also find us on Facebook Ars Celebrandi profile. For any additional information please e-mail our press department

“Everybody who would like to experience the beauty of the liturgy in an absolutely extraordinary way, I sincerely invite to spend some time and  create an interface with  the unknown yet, but extremely valued world. Apart from its richness it is a beautiful and really very safe world."
 Paweł Bębenek

“Amount of participants shows there is a real need to teach that rite. I have taken a part in some liturgies so ceremonial I have never seen before and never expected to exist in our catholic tradition. Everything was so perfectly prepared."
Marcin Bornus Szczyciński