Musical offering for the fourth Sunday of Advent

December 19, 2021


Musical offering for the third Sunday of Advent

December 12, 2021


Sunday funnies

November 28, 2021


Musical offering for the first Sunday of Advent

November 28, 2021

The King shall come when morning dawns
And light triumphant breaks,
When beauty gilds the eastern hills,
And life to joy awakes.

Not as of old a little child
To bear, and fight, and die,
But crowned with glory like the sun
That lights the morning sky.

O brighter than the rising morn
When He victorious rose,
And left the lonesome place of death,
Despite the rage of foes.

The King shall come when morning dawns,
And earth’s dark night is past;
O haste the rising of that morn,
The day that e’er shall last.

And let the endless bliss begin,
By weary saints foretold,
When right shall triumph over wrong,
And truth shall be extolled.

The King shall come when morning dawns,
And light and beauty brings;
Hail, Christ the Lord! Thy people pray,
Come quickly, King of kings!


Musical offering for the fourth Sunday of Advent

December 20, 2020


Musical offering for the second Sunday of Advent

December 6, 2020


Musical offering for the fourth Sunday of Advent

December 22, 2019

English translation:

Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung;
Of Jesse’s lineage coming,
As men of old have sung.
It came, a floweret bright,
Amid the cold of winter,
When half spent was the night.

Isaiah ’twas foretold it,
The rose I have in mind;
With Mary we behold it,
The virgin mother kind.
To show God’s love aright,
She bore to us a Savior,
When half spent was the night.

O Savior, Child of Mary,
Who felt our human woe,
O Savior, King of glory,
Who dost our weakness know;
Bring us at length we pray,
To the bright courts of Heaven,
And to the endless day.


Musical offering for the third Sunday of Advent

December 15, 2019

Bogoróditse Dyévo, ráduisya,
Blagodátnaya Maríye, Gospód s tobóyu. 
Blagoslovyéna ty v zhenákh,
i blagoslovyén plod chryéva tvoyevó, 
yáko Spása rodilá yesí dush náshikh.

Rejoice, virgin mother of God,
Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb,
for you have borne the Savior of our souls.


Musical offering for the second Sunday of Advent

December 8, 2019

English translation:

A spotless rose is blowing,
Sprung from a tender root,
Of ancient seers’ foreshowing,
Of Jesse promised fruit;
Its fairest bud unfolds to light
Amid the cold, cold winter,
And in the dark midnight.

The rose which I am singing,
Whereof Isaiah said,
Is from its sweet root springing
In Mary, purest maid;
Through God’s great love and might
The blessed babe she bore us
In a cold, cold winter’s night.


Musical offering for the first Sunday of Advent

December 1, 2019


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