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Of the Father's Love Begotten

Our hymn for January 1 Vespers will be "Of the Father's Love Begotten," which has been found in most Christian hymnals for centuries.  The hymn was originally written by Aurelius Prudentius Clemens, who was a Roman Christian poet.  Prudentius was…

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Conditor alme siderum

One of the most well-known hymns of all time is "Conditor alme siderum."  We know it in English as "Creator of the Stars at Night."  The origins of the hymn stretch back to the Seventh Century (600s).  It is sung…

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Guardian Angels October 6

This month, we'll be celebrating the Memorial for the Guardian Angels.  We'll be praying at Holy Angels Church with the beautiful murals behind the altar.  Our reading talks about the incense brought to the altar by angels:

"An angel came…

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Ave Maris Stella

For Vespers on May 19, we'll be singing a hymn first written in the Ninth Century, although some have claimed that it was written as early as the Sixth Century.  Ave Maris Stella is one of the most famous chanted…

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