Sunday in the Octave of Christmas 2017
Today is the Sunday in the Octave of Christmas 2017 (Dum medium silentium).
Today is also the Feast of the Holy Family in the Ordinary Form calendar.
Sister Lucia, the long-lived seer at Fatima, told the late-Card. Caffarra (R.I.P.):
“A time will come when the decisive battle between the kingdom of Christ and Satan will be over marriage and the family.”
Planned organ selections today include the following:
- Lulajze Jezuniu (arr. Rick Parks)
- Offertory on “Stille Nacht” (arr. David Paxton)
- Trumpet tune (Michael A. Johnson)
- Handel: Pastoral Symphony (arr. William Barnett)
- It came upon the midnight clear (arr. Lucy Ann Warriner)
Listed today are the choral selections which our choir will sing for this Sunday’s liturgy – The Sunday in the Octave of Christmas 2017:
- The First Noel
- Veni Creator
- Panis Angelicus (Lambilotte)
- Salve Mater
- Angels we have hear on high
Recommended listening for the week is the phenomenal CD from the Hillier Ensemble, The Christmas Story. I’m playing this recording in the background again this week as I type this weekly update. One of my alltime favorite Christmas CDs. If you have an SACD player, getting the SACD version and listening to this recording in high resolution is quite a treat. The recording is performed by the Theatre of Voices, Ars Nova Copenhagen and directed by Paul Hillier.
“Hillier s Theatre of Voices operate at such a refined level of specialized technique that radically new expressive territory emerges. “–Gramophone
And thus we come to the end of 2017. Tomorrow is New Years Day. The NHL Winter Classic. Some rest, food, and drink. Happy New Year to all!
Choir direction by Andrew Petracca at St. Mary Magdelen Catholic Church, Camarillo, California. Traditional Latin Mass.
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