Discussion in 'Music' started by Spirit of Truth, Apr 4, 2015.
From our friends and members 'Mac' and 'spirit of Truth'
on the first page of this thread!!
May Our Dear friend Mac rest in peace and please pray for us. Amen
And may member "spirit of truth" visit us once more.
Something strange is happening - there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear.
He has gone to search for our first parent, as for a lost sheep. Greatly desiring to visit those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death, he has gone to free from sorrow the captives Adam and Eve, he who is both God and the son of Eve. The Lord approached them bearing the cross, the weapon that had won him the victory. At the sight of him Adam, the first man he had created, struck his breast in terror and cried out to everyone: “My Lord be with you all”. Christ answered him: “And with your spirit”. He took him by the hand and raised him up, saying: “Awake, O sleeper, and rise from the dead, and Christ will give you light”.
I am your God, who for your sake have become your son. Out of love for you and for your descendants I now by my own authority command all who are held in bondage to come forth, all who are in darkness to be enlightened, all who are sleeping to arise. I order you, O sleeper, to awake. I did not create you to be held a prisoner in hell. Rise from the dead, for I am the life of the dead. Rise up, work of my hands, you who were created in my image. Rise, let us leave this place, for you are in me and I am in you; together we form only one person and we cannot be separated. For your sake I, your God, became your son; I, the Lord, took the form of a slave; I, whose home is above the heavens, descended to the earth and beneath the earth. For your sake, for the sake of man, I became like a man without help, free among the dead. For the sake of you, who left a garden, I was betrayed to the Jews in a garden, and I was crucified in a garden.
See on my face the spittle I received in order to restore to you the life I once breathed into you. See there the marks of the blows I received in order to refashion your warped nature in my image. On my back see the marks of the scourging I endured to remove the burden of sin that weighs upon your back. See my hands, nailed firmly to a tree, for you who once wickedly stretched out your hand to a tree.
I slept on the cross and a sword pierced my side for you who slept in paradise and brought forth Eve from your side. My side has healed the pain in yours. My sleep will rouse you from your sleep in hell. The sword that pierced me has sheathed the sword that was turned against you.
Rise, let us leave this place. The enemy led you out of the earthly paradise. I will not restore you to that paradise, but I will enthrone you in heaven. I forbade you the tree that was only a symbol of life, but see, I who am life itself am now one with you. I appointed cherubim to guard you as slaves are guarded, but now I make them worship you as God. The throne formed by cherubim awaits you, its bearers swift and eager. The bridal chamber is adorned, the banquet is ready, the eternal dwelling places are prepared, the treasure houses of all good things lie open. The kingdom of heaven has been prepared for you from all eternity.
I thought this was fitting to go along with in words.
Here are two videos that will take you to heaven!
The second video which is an instrumental has been truly blessed!
No human person has been known to actually listen to this heavenly music while also contemplating the images portrayed of the Pieta and not be moved! (so I believe)
Enjoy this Heaven on earth! Amen.
It is a gift from God!
I grew up by a Jewish family growing up till I was roughly 4. Definitely a different experience for a middle class Irish Catholic family at the time. Big fan of matza. I even later in life went to a barmitzvah. Great upload.
I love this.
How lovely. Night time , just before we go to sleep is such a special , special time. The Lord said to me one time that if our last thought is of God when we fall asleep, our first thought on arising will always be of Him.
We also take Him with us into our dreams and the angels watch over us more closely.
To pray in our beds at night is to turn our bed into a little Church. How wonderful is that.
I feel such a hunger for the Lord today. Sunday and no mass. How terrible is that?
Lady of Knock
Lovely song, not sure about the cardinal.
I have been listening to these wonderful old Catholic hymns this morning. All old favourites. I was surprised I did not know a few.
So happy the Father is giving me the Eucharist this afternoon. He gave me big lecture about being sure the Bishop did not find out. How strange and so sad. Also hope to fill up with Holy Water.
I hope this is okay to post. It's a good song, inspirational imo.
If removed for any reason by Admin, my apologies in advance.
Heard a lovely rendition of this tonight at mass in Knock:
I LOVE this hymn. We used to sing it as children at the May crowning.
It's the first time I've heard it.
The Office of the Angels. There is something strangely beautiful and haunting about this music. It makes me think of a huge empty Church; being alone there in prayer and feeling angels all around.
I have been bringing my trusty blue tooth speaker with me to Holy Hour with me , hoping to find it empty so I could play Gregorian Chant. It is a big old stone buding and the acoustics would be marvellous.
I'd love to play this music here, just to listen.
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