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In this collection of essays, outstanding scholars and pastors reflect on the many "languages" of the liturgy--the aural, spatial, temporal, kinetic, and iconic-which blend together into a single voice, a single act of praise. Exploring these many languages, understanding them, teaching about them, fine-tuning them--such has been the preoccupation and the passion of Gilbert Ostdiek, O.F.M., the man whom this book honors. Whether in classroom or workshop, seminar or committee, Father Ostdiek has spent his professional life searching for the right voice with which to praise God and teaching others to love these many voices in all their richness and symbolic depth. In Finding Voice to Give God Praise the conversation continues.
Gilbert Ostdiek, O.F.M., scholar, educator, and liturgist, is well-known for his contributions to liturgical architecture and the liturgical renewal, but it is his dedication to the "renewal of hearts" that has drawn enduring respect from his friends and colleagues. In Finding Voice to Give God Praise, a collection of essays in Father Ostdiek's honor, outstanding scholars and pastors reflect on the many "languages" of the liturgy which blend together into one voice, a single act of praise. These reflections from colleagues who also share his passion for the languages of the liturgy encourage all to follow Father Osdiek in finding their own voice to give God praise.