Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cappella Papale: First Vespers of Advent with Pope Benedict XVI

With the First Vespers of Sunday today (which are celebrated on Saturday evening of course), the Roman rite welcomes the season of Advent; the beginning of the liturgical year and the preparation for the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The NLM has made it something of a tradition to begin this liturgical season, and the liturgical year itself, by providing coverage of the First Vespers of Advent with Pope Benedict XVI. We are pleased to once again provide this coverage for you today.












"Deus in adjutorium meum intende. R. Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina."




The Psalms; chanted and in Latin




The discourse of the Holy Father




"Magnificat anima mea Dominum..."














"Benedicat vos omnipotens Deus..."