Saturday, March 29, 2008

Missionaries of the Poor (M.O.P. & Friends) MTV

Under the direction of Fr. Richard Ho Lung, a group of extremely talented Jamaican artists have come together as "Father Ho Lung & Friends". Through drama, song, dance and music, they provide significant evangelization to thousands of men, women and children of all socio-economic levels through the performance of music written by Fr. Ho Lung. Expressing love of life, of God, and of the poor, the music is performed in theatres in Jamaica and abroad, and is used in liturgical services throughout the Caribbean. All the lyrics for the songs and the stories are original compositions of Father Ho Lung. Aside from drawing from biblical themes, Father Ho Lung has also written plays based on the struggles and joys of the poor and on social issues affecting the lives of Jamaicans. In Jamaica, eight successive musical productions have been awarded the Jamaica Music Industry Award, the highest award presented by the music industry for best music in theatre. The performing group has also been instrumental in drawing tens of thousands of people locally and abroad in forging relationships and in obtaining material support to assist the Missionaries of the Poor in their works among the poor.

"Alleluia"

Fr. Richard Ho Lung & Friends

Album: Working For The Lord

OCP Publications; Director: David Ho


In 1981, Father Richard Ho Lung founded the Missionaries of the Poor, an international Catholic monastic order of religious brothers dedicated to "Joyful Service with Christ on the Cross" to serve the poorest of the poor.

"The Lord Almighty"

Fr. Richard Ho Lung & Friends

Album: Working For The Lord



"Blessed Be The People"

Fr. Richard Ho Lung & Friends

Album: I Will Serve You

OCP Publications; Director: David Ho



"I Will Serve You"

Fr. Richard Ho Lung & Friends

Album: I Will Serve You

OCP Publications; Director: David Ho



"Our Father"

Fr. Richard Ho Lung & Friends

Album: Working For The Lord

OCP Publications; Director: David Ho



"You Are My Destiny"

Fr. Richard Ho Lung & Friends

Album: Isaiah

OCP Publications; Director: David Ho



"African Suite"

Fr. Richard Ho Lung & Friends

Album: Isaiah

OCP Publications; Directors: David Ho & Andrea Plunkett

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2 Comments:

At 6:18 PM , Blogger Marcelle.Belmar said...

I am very much inspired by Fr. Ho Lung's videos and work to mankind.
Because deep within I know that God is calling me to ministry on the block and in the slums, I will be delighted in touching base with FR.Ho Lung. May God richly bless him in his ministry.

Blessings
Marcelle Belmar

 
At 11:38 AM , Blogger d said...

I did like some of the videos. However, I did not like the immodest dances/clothes of the younger women in "African Suite," nor did I like the "You are my Destiny" dance at the wedding. It's not worship of God, but of each other, and a good marriage, cannot stay on firm ground if it is built on worship of each other. So those are my 2 Greatest Concerns of this Priest's 2 Videos. Nothing is wrong with joy. But, to worship each other in song or dance, is weird to see in church. I worship God in the Blessed Sacrament, not another person.

The best video is the vocations video. Yet, I sensed the young Seminarian was mocked at the last of that video, and Fr. Ho Lung was deeply sorry for doing so. I am a mom, and I sense a lot, when I see a smile turn to a serious face, even a video. It is a snippet of time, caught by a video, and will be replayed on Judgment Day for the guilty party/parties.

You might want to "reassess" the witness these videos are giving. Praise from people, no! God deserves our Praise, and Him alone, do we worship. I have a different notion about Fr. Ho Lung now. A little bit more cautious opinion of him now.

Sorry, you don't see the problems, in these videos. But, I care about you all. Your Salvation, means more than your opinion of each other. You must put God first. The dancing in the Sanctuary, takes on a different form of worship than the Christ-Centered Worship, God Deserves, and demands of all of us, anyplace in the world.

 

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