Thursday, November 02, 2006

Requiescant in pace.

How true are these words:

The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom


O! How tall is the man who kneels!

As taken from the last part of the Vespers for the Dead:

ANTIPHON: All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me: and him that cometh to Me I will not cast out.

Pater noster ... (the rest silently)
(Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy Will be done on earth as well as is it in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.) ...

V. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem. (And lead us not into temptation.)

R. Sed libera nos a malo. (But deliver us from evil.)

V. A porta inferi. (From the gate of hell.)

R. Erue, Domine, animas eorum. (Deliver their souls, O Lord.)

V. Requiescant in pace. (May they rest in peace.)

R. Amen. (So be it.)

V. Domine, exaudi orationem meam. (O Lord, hear my prayer.)

R. Et clamor meus ad te veniat. (And let my cry come unto Thee.)

V. Dominus vobiscum. (The Lord by with you.)

R. Et cum spiritu tuo. (And with thy spirit.)

Oremus (Let us pray): O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful,
grant to the souls of Thy servants and handmaidens departed the remission of all their sins, that through pious supplications they may obtain that pardon which they have always desired: Who livest and reignest.

V. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine. (Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.)

R. Et lux perpetua luceat eis. (And let perpetual light shine upon them.)

V. Requiescant in pace.

R. Amen.
I'm not sure why, but to me, the Proper of the Mass of today is sincerely most beautiful. The chant was soul lifting, mesmerizing, and the Holy Sacrifice, so beautiful, so full of love.
The Dies Irae, so meaningful, so subtle, O Dearest Jesus, please free those eternal spouses of Thine, still tormented by the malice and fire of purgatory, so that they may be with Thee, rejoicing for eternity. O Dearest Mother Mary, pray to Jesus for us, for the Holy Souls in purgatory.
Jesus, Mary, I love Thee, Save Souls!


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