Friday, October 02, 2015

Dominican Compline - A Video by Fr Lawrence Lew

Fr Lawrence Lew, a long-time contributor to NLM and a diligent photographer and videographer, has just posted this video which he made to youtube. It has the singing of the antiphons at the end of Compline: Sub tuum praesidium, translated into English, followed by O Lumen Ecclesiae, the antiphon of the Magnificat at Second Vespers of St Dominic in the Dominican Use. The latter is traditionally sung each day, along with the Salve Regina, in honor of the Order’s patron and founder.

The video was made at the Dominican House of Studies in DC, with a large number of guests in the house for the recent Papal visit. Fr Lew notes in his comments on youtube, “On the vigil of Pope Francis’ historic Mass for the Canonization of St. Junipero Serra, Dominican Friars (with representation from all four US provinces) gathered in DC to welcome our Holy Father, Pope Francis. It was a huge joy to pray with our friars from all four provinces on this historic occasion!” 

O lumen Ecclesiae, doctor veritatis, rosa patientiae, ebur castitatis, aquam sapientiae propinasti gratis; praedicator gratiae, nos junge beatis.

O light of the Church, teacher of truth, rose of patience, ivory statue of chastity, freely you gave the water of wisdom to drink; preacher of grace, join us to the blessed.

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