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Creator of the Stars of Night

Creator of the Stars of Night is an Advent chant with words from the 9th century. The music, Conditor lame siderum, is plainsong chant, mode 4. This rendition is by two choir members of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Uvalde. Creator of the stars of night, your people’s everlasting light, O Christ, Redeemer of us all, we pray you hear us when we call. In sorrow that the ancient … Continue reading Creator of the Stars of Night

The Silence of Music – Angelic Light: Music From Eastern Cathedrals

In a world of busyness, noise, and distraction one sometimes seeks a place of stillness, silence, and centeredness. Sometimes this means making a change in our external circumstances, always, though, it is about our inner enviroment. I have found that the loudest voices and the longest to-do lists are usually within me and not around me. I have also discovered that certain music is able … Continue reading The Silence of Music – Angelic Light: Music From Eastern Cathedrals

Feast of All Saints – Te Deum laudaumus

You are God    Te Deum laudamus You are God: we praise you; You are the Lord; we acclaim you; You are the eternal Father: All creation worships you. To you all angels, all the powers of heaven, Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. The glorious company of … Continue reading Feast of All Saints – Te Deum laudaumus

St. Francis – The Canticle of the Creatures

October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved and, perhaps, least imitated of the saints. Too often Francis is sentimentalized and domesticated. Francis, however, sought identification with Christ through the poverty and suffering of Christ, his fellow human beings, and his own. He received the stigmata, the marks of Christ’s wounds, on the Feast the Holy Cross, September … Continue reading St. Francis – The Canticle of the Creatures

The Holy Trinity – A Strange and Paradoxical Diversity-in-Unity and Unity-in-Diversity

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with … Continue reading The Holy Trinity – A Strange and Paradoxical Diversity-in-Unity and Unity-in-Diversity

World Holocaust Day – We Must Remember….

Today, January 27, marks World Holocaust Day, a day that we are to be intentional about remembering the victims and lives that have been forever changed not only by the Holocaust but also by the subsequent genocides throughout the world. It is not enough to remember these people and events as history, something or someone from the past. We must remember as a present reality, … Continue reading World Holocaust Day – We Must Remember….

The Angelus Domini – Feast of the Annunciation

The Angelus Domini is used to commemorate the holy annunciation of the angel Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-38). It is used three times daily: at dawn, mid-day and at dusk. It remembers and honors the incarnation, the Word becoming flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. V. The angel of the Lord announced unto Mary. R. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit. … Continue reading The Angelus Domini – Feast of the Annunciation