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It’s Friday: Stabat Mater Dolorosa

Today’s “It’s Friday” will be another May is Marian edition. ‘Stabat Mater Dolorosa’ is a 13th century sequence. It is still part of the Mass for our Lady of Sorrows (September 15th, the day after the feast of the Holy Cross). … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: Mater Dolorosa

It has been pointed out to me that I haven’t posted anything of my own in quite some time. It’s true, and I’ve been aware of it. (I actually have a number of half written things and ideas, I just … 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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It’s Friday: Seal of the Faithful

Let us not then be ashamed to confess the Crucified. Be the Cross our seal made with boldness by our fingers on our brow, and on everything; over the bread we eat, and the cups we drink; in our comings … Continue reading

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The Second Penitential Psalm

The Second Penitential Psalm is Psalm 31 (32) Beati, quorum.   Blessed is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven, & whos sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth no sin, and in whose spirit there is … Continue reading

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The First Penitential Psalm

I wrote about the Penitential Psalm’s last year. I will be posting them randomly, one at a time, over the next couple of weeks. With audio/video of them being sung. The First Penitential psalm is psalm 6. Domine, ne in furore.  (psalm 6 … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Divine Office, for Laymen: part 1

I suggested in my pre-lent posting possibly taking up part of the “divine office”. What is it anyway? This is intended as a sort of introduction. In general, the Divine Office is a series of liturgical prayers which take place … Continue reading

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Open Unto Me, O Lord, the Gates of Repentance

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

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