Chapter I

Theological and canonical context of the decision on transmissions of liturgy

1. The new archbishop of Gniezno and Poznan

1.1. The election of the new archbishop of Gniezno and Poznan

1.2. The actions of archbishop August Hlond during 1926-1927

2. Decision in the context of doubts

2.1. Canonical aspect of decision on transmissions of the Holy Mass

2.2. Negative opinion of the pope and the Holy Office

2.3. Decision in relation to cultural changes


Chapter II

First Polish transmissions of liturgy

1. Broadcast station: Poznan Radio

1.1. Set up of broadcast in Poznan

1.2. Kazimierz Okoniewski

1.3. Development of the radio station and the movement of radio-animators

2. Trial broadcast of Poznan Radio

3. Transmissions of Easter Liturgy

3.1. Transmission of resurrection on 16th April 1927

3.2. First Polish transmission of Holy Mass on 17th April 1927

3.3. Transmission of Holy Mass on 18th April 1927

4. Solemn inauguration of Poznan Radio

5. Broadcast from Poznan retransmitted by the Polish Radio

5.1. Transmission of Holy Mass on 3rd of May 1927

5.2. Transmissions from cathedra as a fixed item on the program

6. Formal decision on transmissions of Holy Masses

6.1. Decree of Primate of Poland

6.2. Role of Father Stanisław Adamski

7. Financial and technical difficulties

8. Exceptional role of the Poznan society


Chapter III

Holy Mass as a verbal and musical event

1. The liturgy of Holy Mass

2. Music of transmitted liturgy

2.1. Radio and musical culture of Poznan

2.2. Father Wacław Gieburowski and Poznan Cathedral Choir

2.3. Repertoire of radio transmissions

2.4. Formation of Polish musical culture

3. Preaching during transmissions from cathedral

3.1. Thorough choice of preachers

3.2. Principles of effective radio preaching

3.3. Receipt of sermons in the society

4. Phonic space of Poznan transmissions

4.1. Place of celebrations

4.2. Live event

5. Recipients of Poznan Radio

5.1. Scope of broadcast station

5.2. Broad audience

5.3. The sick and elderly

5.4. The faithful and non-faithful

5.5. Listening of transmissions of Holy Mass in literature

5.6. Variety of objectives set up for transmissions


Chapter IV

The way to approval of transmissions

1. Poznan transmissions and the Holy See

1.1. Explanations of card. August Hlond

1.2. Primate of Poland and Holy Office

2. Status quo and theological reflection

2.1. Demand for transmissions of Holy Mass

2.2. Transmissions as inspiration for interest in radio

2.3. Open questions

2.3.1. Praeceptum dominicale

2.3.2. Religious and non-religious broadcasts

2.3.3. Use of transmissions in the Church

3. Repercussions of the first decision of the Holy Office

3.1. Poznan transmissions as abuse

3.2. Making public of Holy Office’s decision

3.3. Dialogue between congregations

4. Formation of Radio Vatican

4.1. First words of a pope on the radio

4.2. Radiophonic attempts and radiotelephony

5. Break-through in reception of transmission of Holy Masses

6. Further doubts directed to the Holy Office

6.1. Detroit

6.2. Prague

6.3. Arquenay

6.4. Palermo

6.5. Malta

7. Approval of transmissions of Holy Masses

7.1. Votum of a theologian of the Holy Office from 1936

7.2. Opinion of the Congregation of Holy Rites and Apostolic Penitentiary

7.3. The approval that confirmed the existing practice




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