Friday, December 28, 2007

Patronal Vespers and Benediction of the Holy Family

On Sunday, God willing, I will be at Solemn Vespers and Benediction for the Patronal Festival at Holy Family, Toronto Oratory. Here is what the bulletin promises:

Office Hymn (p. 20): Of the Father’s love begotten
Ps. 110 (p. 33) (Antiphon): Thine is princely rule in the day of
thy power in holy splendour. From the womb before the daystar
have I begotten thee.
Ps. 114/115 (p. 39) (Antiphon): Light is arisen in darkness
unto the righteous of heart; the Lord hath sent deliverance to his
people; he hath commanded his covenant for ever.
Apocalypse Canticle (p. 43) (Tone VI & R. K. Marlow after
Tallis, O nata lux de lumine, 1575)
Light hath shined upon us,
for on this day is born a Saviour, alleluia.
Short Responsory: Verbum caro factus est, alleluia. Verbum.
Et habitavit in nobis. Alleluia. Gloria. Verbum. (The Word was
made flesh. Alleluia, alleluia. The Word. And dwelt amongst
us. Alleluia. Glory be. The Word.
Magnificat (p. 46) (Tone VII with fauxbourdons by P.
Tolle puerum et matrem eius, et vade in terram Israel:
defuncti sunt enim, qui quærebant animam pueri. (Take the
child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel. For they
are dead that sought the life of the child.
Final Antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater (Orlandus Lassus)
Organ: Chorale Prelude, “In dir ist Freude” (Orgelbuechlein)
(J. S. Bach)

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