Saturday, 6 December 2008

Advent I

The music of Christmas dominates our thoughts during December - and it assaults our ears too as Christmas (or the Winter Sales Season) 'begins' earlier and earlier. Advent - preparation, as opposed to instant gratification - runs counter to the ideas of the modern mind. What modern minds forget is that, just as there is no CHRISTmas without Christ, there is no Christmas without Advent.


With the loss of the sense of Advent, the music of Advent has been lost too. Maybe we can restore the sense of Advent by restoring the music of Advent. Here is one example, 'Rorate Caeli', the great refrain of Advent. It's not difficult to learn and, once learnt, it's even harder to forget.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Benedicte!

I am so impressed with this beautiful video. I am so thankful to you for posting it. I am going to post a link to it too! Did you make this video? If so, please accept a double thanksgiving!

You might be interested in some of the Traditional liturgy happening in St. Louis, Missouri. I have posted some photos and short musings on my blog. Please take time to visit.

Peace and blessings to you!

Convenor said...

Dear Lisa,

I think it's from www.gloria.tv. Please leave another comment with your blog address.

God bless,

St. Conleth's Catholic Heritage Association