Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Light the candles

Last Sunday, Christian faith communities int he Western Tradition (the Eastern tradition operates on the Julian calendar, the Western on the Gregorian calendar) celebrated Candlemas.

Below is the beautiful music of the great Arvo Part  celebrating the presentation of Jesus in The Temple. The words of the prayer 'Nunc dimittis' are uttered each day in The Prayer of The Church otherwise known as The Liturgy of The Hours.


Picture above is from here
Now, Master, you let your servant go in peace.
  You have fulfilled your promise.
My own eyes have seen your salvation,
  which you have prepared in the sight of all peoples.
A light to bring the Gentiles from darkness;
  the glory of your people Israel.
The Song of Simeon
The Gospel of Luke : Chapter 2 Verses 29-32

Over at Interrupting the Silence, Father Mike Marsh has included in his post for this feast, 
Arvo Part's wonderful Nunc Dimittis performed by The Tallis Scholars.

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