Monthly Archives: March 2016

This Friday

Today is the day on which, HE who hung the stars in the heavens; HE who hung the planets in their orbits; HE who hung the earth upon the waters is himself hung on a tree. I encourage you to … Continue reading

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Spy Wednesday

Today is called spy Wednesday because on it Judas conspired with the Sanhedrin to betray Jesus. All mine enemies whisper together against me; even against me do they imagine this evil. Let the sentence of guiltiness proceed against him; and now … Continue reading

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The Seventh Penitential Psalm

The Seventh Penitential Psalm is psalm 142 (143) Domine, exaudi. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and consider my desire; hearken unto me for thy truth and righteousness’ sake. And enter not into judgement with thy servant; for in thy sight … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: Crux Fidelis

For the past several years on Good Friday, during the veneration of the cross, we have sung an ancient hymn which belongs to that liturgy. To think, we sing the same words (we do it in Latin) to the same melody, which … Continue reading

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The Sixth Penitential Psalm

Is Psalm 129(130) De profundis. (note- if you’ve seen the movie “the Sixth Scense” this is the latin phrase the kid says to the Bruce  Willis character “De profundis clamavi ad te Domine” the opening line of this psalm.)   … Continue reading

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The Fifth Penitential Psalm

Is Psalm 101(102) Domine, exaudi. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my crying come unto thee. Hide not thy face from me in the time of my trouble; incline thine ear unto me when I call. O hear me, … Continue reading

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The Fourth Penitential Psalm

Is Psalm 50(51) Miserere mei, Deus. Everything’s been Anglican Chant so far… I had intended on more variety but it’s been hard to find other musical forms, at least in English. Have mercy upon me, O God, after thy great … Continue reading

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