May 17th

In preparation for Pentecost, we will be focusing on two chants:  the Magnificat (the song of Our Blessed Mother, enlivened by the Holy Spirit), and the Veni Creator Spiritus (the traditional Hymn to the Holy Spirit). The Magnificat has a variety of melodies, so we will become familiar with how to read the different modesContinue reading “May 17th”

Magnificat Pronunciation

We introduced the Canticle of Mary in Latin this past Friday, which we will continue using for the remaining Lenten Vespers.  Although the melody will change each week, getting a handle on the pronunciation will make a world of difference.  Here is a wonderful video I came across to help with this endeavor: [Please note:Continue reading “Magnificat Pronunciation”

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!”

Friday – Fourth Week of Lent

Hey everyone, There are a few adjustments we will make in order to better fit with the Living Stations.  The  preparation class is being moved to one of the classrooms on the bottom floor of Founders Hall so that we wont have to move in the middle of practice.  There will be signs to helpContinue reading “Friday – Fourth Week of Lent”

Friday in Lent – Eve of the Annunciation

Warning: we have a very exciting Friday Vespers this week! Not only is it “First Vespers for the Feast of the Annunciation” (the feast is on Saturday, so the Divine Office helps us to enter into the mystery of the holy day by preparing the night before), but we will also be praying Mary’s CanticleContinue reading “Friday in Lent – Eve of the Annunciation”