Category Archives: Church Year
It is actually the feast of the Archangels, I don’t know exactly why it focuses on St. Michael. So, with apologies, and requests for intersession to St. Gabriel and St Raphael. St. Michael Defend us.
A chant for Lent, from the Eastern Church. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Open to me the doors of repentance O Lifegiver; for my spirit rises early to pray towards Thy … Continue reading
It’s time for this years annual lent pep talk. The past 2 years I have run my “Don’t be a wimp post“. Reading the Mass collects for this season one is often encountering the phrase “this holy fast”. Many, fast only … Continue reading
Today is Candlemas day, the feast of the presentation of our Lord in the temple and purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Lent this year begins a week from tomorrow, so start thinking about it if you haven’t already. And … Continue reading
This past Sunday in many places the feast of the Epiphany was celebrated. I attended Mass at the local monastery. They adhere to the monastic calendar rather than decisions of the USCCB, so we celebrated the second Sunday of Christmas. The … Continue reading
So it’s Dec. 23rd and here it is, the original O come Emmanuel. I didn’t get the English version recorded. (If I get to it before the end of the day I will record and post a follow-up). Here … Continue reading
Again here is my englished version recorded in poor conditions with poor equipment.
Here is a quick and dirty (and embarrassing) recording of the English version from The Monastic Diurnal Noted. (Done under poor conditions…. sorry about that.)
English- O Key of David, and scepter of the house of Israel, who opens and no man shuts, who shuts and no man opens: come, and lead forth the captive who sits in the shadows from his prison.
English – O Root of Jesse, that stands for an ensign of the people, before whom the kings keep silence and unto whom the Gentiles shall make supplication: come, to deliver us, and tarry not.