Tuesday, 31 December 2013

New Year's Eve - Te Deum Laudamus

To give thanks for the blessings, gifts and graces received in the outgoing year.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Adeste Fideles

I found this version by Enya which I rather like.

This was certainly the first Latin hymn I learnt: I recall my mother teaching it to me when I was very small...perhaps the reason why hearing it sun by a solo female voice appeals to me.

Have a happy and blessed Christmas.

Happy Christmas

In splendidoribus sanctorm, ex utero ante luciferum genui Te.

 In the brightness of the saints from the womb before the day I begot Thee.
(Ps 109.3 - Commnion for Midnight Mass (EF))

May the peace and blessings of Christmas, and the joy of the Incarnation be with you.

Monday, 23 December 2013

O Emmanuel



O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, expectatio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos Domine, Deus noster.

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the expected of the nations and their Saviour, come to save us, O Lord our God.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

O Rex Gentium



O Rex gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui factus utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti.

O King of the Geniles, and the desired of them,Thou cornerstone that makest both one, come and deliver man, whom Thou didst form out of the dust of the earth.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

O Oriens


O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis.

O Dawn of the East, brightness of the Light eternal, the Sun of justice, come and enlighten them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Friday, 20 December 2013

O Clavis David



O clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel; qui aperis, et nemo claudit; claudis, et nemo aperit; veni, et educ vinctum de domo carceris, sedentem in tenebris, et umbra mortis.

O key of David, and sceptre of the house of Israel; who opens and none shuts, shuts and none opens: come, and bring forth from the house of bondage the one who is in chains, who sits in darkness, and in the shadow of death.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

O Radix Jesse


O radix Iesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum nos, iam noli tardare.

O root of Jesse, who stands a sign amidst the peoples, before whom will be shut the mouths of kings, to whom the gentiles make their earnest prayer: come and liberate us, and no longer tarry.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

O Adonai


O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in bracchio extento.

O Adonai, and Great General of the House of Israel, who to Moses in the burning flame of the thorn-bush appeared, and on Sinai did give the Law: come and redeem us with arm outstretched.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Greater Antihons - O Sapientia

O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.

O Wisdom, coming forth wonderfully from the mouth of the Infinitely High, reaching from end to end, mightily and sweetly disposing all: come and show us the way of prudence.
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