An Advent Hymn for the 13th

I just happened to come across a beautiful meditation on the Rorate Caeli, an Advent Hymn which the schola will sing after the Communion verse on the 13th. Here is a recording of the chant to help you become familiar: The meditation is from the Dominicana Journal (click the link to read), reflecting on the contentContinue reading “An Advent Hymn for the 13th”

Advent Update

Happy New Liturgical Year!!! Unfortunately, we are not able to organize sung Vespers at St. Monica and St. Blaise this season.   With praying Vespers during Advent and Lent for the past 3 years, I’m going to miss coming together to chant the psalms, along with meditating on the O Antiphons in preparation for the birthContinue reading “Advent Update”

Getting ready…

Hey everyone! I’m excited we will be offering more opportunities to chant Vespers this season.  We will be at St. Monica’s on Sundays (Dec 2, 9, 16), and at St. Blaise on Wednesdays (Dec 5, 12) and for the O Antiphon days (Dec 17-23).  Visit the About page for the Church addresses.   A preparationContinue reading “Getting ready…”

To sum up…

Thank you all for taking part in praying Vespers during this Advent season!  I just wanted to share a closing reflection, also taken from The Seven Bells of Bethlehem: Giving an overview of the Antiphon titles: “As Wisdom He is known to us through His teaching.  As Adonai (Lord), His personal identity is revealed asContinue reading “To sum up…”

Getting closer to Christmas!

Thank you all for taking part in praying Vespers these past few weeks!  It is wonderful to see some new faces and to share in this joyful preparation for the Nativity of Our Lord.  I just wanted to offer a few things before we conclude our time together this season:  If you are wondering whereContinue reading “Getting closer to Christmas!”

Just some helpful videos

Hi everyone! The First Sunday of Advent is coming up, so I wanted to share some videos to help you become familiar with parts that may be a little more difficult.  Please keep in mind: the purpose of Vespers is prayer – it is okay that we do not sound like a perfectly trained choir.Continue reading “Just some helpful videos”