Saturday, January 04, 2020

Music For the Eleventh Day Of Christmas

Maureen Hegarty, O Holy Night

Anne Murray, Joy to the World

Monteverdi Choir, Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming

Maureen Hegarty, Ave Maria (Shubert)

Octave Of the Holy Innocents

In pre-1962 use, each of the three feast days following Christmas had its own octave. Today is the octave of the Holy Innocents. Tomorrow is Twelfth Night, the vigil of Epiphany.

Friday, January 03, 2020

Music For the Tenth Day Of Christmas

The Chieftains with Burgess Meredith, Don Oiche Ud I mBeithil

Choir Of Saint Paul's Cathedral, Once In Royal David's City

David Archuleta, Pat-A-Pan

Frederica von Stade & Kathleen Battle-I Wonder as I Wander, Mary Had a Baby

Still in full Christmas mode here. The calendar sorted itself out this year for an almost ideal and unnoticeable celebration of the whole 12 days of Christmas.

Octave Day Of Saint John the Evangelist

The Tenth Day of Christmas

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Music For the Ninth Day Of Christmas

Celtic Woman, Away In A Manger http://youtu.be/vftEpuxUo1E



The Gothard Sisters, Greensleeves/What Child Is This http://youtu.be/u0tn-VdgU_k

The Octave Day of Saint Stephen the Proto-Martyr

The Ninth Day of Christmas

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Music For the Eighth Day Of Christmas

Celtic Woman, The Wexford Carol

Vienna Boys' Choir, Still, Still, Still

Mannheim Steamroller, Master's In This Hall

Nashville Early Music Ensemble, In Dulci Jubilo

The Octave Day Of Christmas

January First has many titles in the Church, a proliferation coming after Vatican II, as the church seems unable to settle on lasting theme having diminished its previous traditional theme for the day. But traditionally it has been observed as the Feast of the Circumcision.

The Catholic Encyclopedia on this feast.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Music For the Seventh Day Of Christmas

The Clancy Brothers, The Lovely Far Off City

George Winston, The Holly and the Ivy

The Chieftains, The Holly She Bears A Berry

Jethro Tull, Bouree

My Father's Thirtieth Anniversary

My father, George Thomas, Senior, died twenty-nine years ago this morning.

He had just returned from 9:30 Mass with my mother, and went around the corner to chip ice away from the door of an elderly neighbor. Moments later, there was a frantic phone call that he had collapsed. I dressed and rushed to the scene and arrived just in time to see the ambulance crew carry him in. Efforts to revive him failed.

V. Requiem aeternam, dona ei Domine.
R. Et lux perpetua luceat in ei.
V. Requiescat in pace.
R. Amen.

Deus, qui nos patrem et matrem honorare praecepisti: miserere clementer animabus patris et matris meae eorumque peccata dimitte: meque eos in aeternae claritatis gaudio fac videre. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.

In your charity, please pray for the repose of his soul.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Music For the Sixth Day Of Christmas

Loreena McKennit, The Holly And the Ivy

Celtic Woman, In the Bleak Mid-Winter/The First Noel

Loreena McKennit, The Gloucestershire Wassail

The Clancy Brothers, Angels We Have Heard On High

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Ssint Thomas a Becket, Bishop & Martyr

From The Golden Legend

From Catholic On Line

Remember the especial vehemence with which English protestants attacked the cult of Saint Thomas a Becket, because Henry VIII saw it as a potential rallying point for anti-royal Catholic revolt. So celebrate this great martyred with special emphasis.

Music For the Fifth Day Of Christmas

Christmas with a French touch for today.

Il Est Ne

Loreena McKennitt - Noël Nouvelet!

Bring A Torch Jeanette, Isabella

Pavarotti, O Holy Night

The Chieftains, The Breton Carol

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