Sunday Sabbath: Holy

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“Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!”

Revelations 4:8

I posted two versions because the first is very beautiful, and I love her voice, but she omits my favorite verse. Can you guess which one that is?

Blessings to you today and in the week to come.

Sunday Sabbath: Ave Maria

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For your listening pleasure, my favorite setting of Ave Maria.
I recommend headphones.
Enjoy.

Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae
et concepit de Spiritu sancto.

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
Et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus, Jesus.

Maria dixit: Ecce ancilla Domini.
Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
Et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus, Jesus.

Et Verbum caro factum est
et habitavit in nobis.

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
Et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus, Jesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.
Amen. Amen. Amen.

The angel of God visited Maria
and she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, Full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus, Jesus.

Maria said: See the servant of the Lord. 
May it happen to me according to your word.

Hail Mary, Full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus, Jesus.

And the Word became flesh
and lived among us.

Hail Mary, Full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
Holy Mary, pray for us now and in the hour of our death.
Amen. Amen. Amen.

Sunday Sabbath: Balm

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I am certain I don’t have to inform anyone of the terrible events at the Capitol on Wednesday. I also don’t think I need to add my voice to the cacophony of voices, at least not here. I’ve been vocal on my Facebook page. To put it mildly, I was shocked and appalled. But that’s not what this post is about.

While the events of that day were taking place, this was also taking place at the National Cathedral. I didn’t see this video until the following morning. Their words, from religious leaders, were exactly what I needed to hear. It was such a balm to my aching spirit that I thought I’d share it here. I hope it’s a balm to yours as well.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.