UNA VOCE VENETIA
Messe latine antiche nelle
Venice | Belluno | Bolzano | Gorizia | Mantua | Padova | Pordenone | Treviso | Trieste | Udine | Verona | Vicenza | Vittorio Veneto
Presentation of the "Coordinamento di Una Voce delle Venezie"
held at the XVII General Assembly of the International Federation Una Voce on the 8th October 2005 in Rome
The Association named "CUVVE" - "Coordinamento di Una Voce delle Venezie" was founded in Padova on the 22nd of July 2000. Its purpose is to defend and promote the liturgical tradition of the Catholic Church, particularly the public celebration of the Tridentine Mass, in accordance with the Roman rite still in force today.
It pursues the free use and distribution of the Roman liturgical books of sacraments, of the sacramentals and of the Divine Office, as established by the Council of Trent. It also promotes, paying special attention to it, the liturgical use of the traditional sacred chants: the Gregorian chants, the sacred polyphony and also the oral tradition of the patriarchal chants connected with the Patriarchat of Aquileia. The patriarchal chant is still practiced these days in Venice, Grado, in the historical Friuli region, in Istria and Dalmatia, and it represents a liturgical uniqueness of the regions where the CUVVE has its main field of action.
Our association is active mainly in the areas known as "Venezie". These are, on one side, the ancient Roman Venetia, which was the oriental boundary of Italy arriving until the river Adda in today’s Lombardy region; and on the other side the historical dominions of the Republic of Venice. At present, this association is active in the regions of Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and generally in the entire north-eastern area of Italy which is increasingly becoming aware of its own specific characteristics. Undoubtedly, the most noble of these characteristics are closely tied to the history and millenary tradition of Christianity.
Since its foundation, the CUVVE has been responsible, directly or indirectly, for about ten regular public ancient Latin Masses granted by the bishops in the following cities: Venice, Trieste, Padova, Verona, Mantua, Treviso, Udine, Pordenone, Gorizia, Vittorio Veneto. These Masses represent at least half of those granted in all Italy. For years it has been actively working in order to promote the highest possible number of indult Masses. CUVVE has promoted and given assistance to the petitions made by the faithful people of the dioceses of Treviso, Belluno, Vittorio Veneto, Mantua, Vicenza, Bolzano. Since some time already, the Episcopal Conference of Triveneto has seen a major proportional change in the indult Masses compared to the rest of Italy, where the dioceses that have granted an indult Mass are only a scarce minority. Out of 15 dioceses, 9 have received the permission.
Our association also pursues the celebration of all sacraments in accordance with the traditional rite, and has obtained a successful result in the diocese of Verona for baptisms, confirmations and marriages. This diocese is now requesting the creation of a personal parish with the ancient rite, which would be the first one in Italy.
Since 2001 the CUVVE has been distributing documents, studies and information on its own activities and, in general, on the ancient Mass in Italy and the world through its web site (www.unavoce-ve.it). It has also organized a centre of studies on ancient liturgy as well as a liturgical office, to guarantee and preserve the purity of the sacred functions in accordance with the traditional Roman rite.
It maintains an active collaboration with Una Voce-Italy and with Una Voce-Austria. We also look with great interest at the development of our ideals in the eastern European countries, encouraging as much as possible the creation of new associations.
We are Venetians and we look at our great Saint, pope Pius the 10th, the great Venetian pope of the XXth century, so that he might inspire our action and protect the integrity of the catholic faith, the liturgy and the sacred chants.
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Posted at October 28th, 2005
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