We got some bad news this week at church. Because of the second wave of COVID throughout our province and country there are stricter measures in place and we have been closed down. That didn’t stop us from safely putting together this Matins for Sunday the 22 November 2020, the Feast of the Reign of Christ.
We need prayer and community more than ever now. And our choir scholars still need to learn and hone their skills. And so we developed a plan to bring in a production company and produce this video for the benefit of all people of good will. This is traditional Anglican Evensong.
The message was delivered from his office in the Vatican in his native Spanish language. What follows is the full official English translation of Pope Francis’ 2020 Holy Week message: Dear friends, good evening! This evening I have the chance to enter your homes in a different way than usual. If you allow me, I […]
Continuing with our series on the Liturgy of the Hours. Episode 2 in the Liturgy of the Hours series on Youtube that I had posted earlier continues on how to set up your Liturgy of the Hours prayer book. The set-up is actually very similar regardless of whether you are using the single-volume Christian Prayer […]
I had mentioned in a previous post in this series that I was contemplating putting together a video on how to navigate and use the Liturgy of the Hours– specifically with the four-volume set. But in my own research for this series, I have learned that there are in fact a great many resources available […]
The mystery and majesty inherent in the tune and feeling of this popular traditional Christmas hymn has always made it one of the most moving for me. The scene is almost set my friends, soon the stable door will open, and Christ will be among us. Be sure to check out: Advent Week 1 – […]
Well into the Third Week of Advent friends and it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas out there. The stores are packed with people, airports are busier than ever and decorations and lights are everywhere. Christmas is almost here and we are already one day within the Octave of Christmas (anyone else recall […]
Another one of my favourite traditional Advent hymns. I tried to find an a cappella version as this hymn is performed during the Advent Lessons in Carols at my parish but this version is also very beautiful and moving. O come, divine Messiah! The world in silence waits the day When hope shall sing its […]
I absolutely adore this Christmas hymn and in this version of it the horns are an amazing touch that add to the spirit of the lyrics. Sacred music has a multiplying effect on our prayers and devotions to Jesus Christ which is why I will be sharing more of it here on this site. I […]
Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it. Isaiah 45:8 (KJV) Latin English Roráte caéli désuper, et núbes plúant jústum. Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let […]