Sunday, 13 December 2020

The Gospel today is "This is the Record of John." It is Gaudete Sunday and in

Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, and after today in Bolton, Woodabridge, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Newmarket, Markham, Schomberg, Aurora and Snowball, there is:

Notwithstanding this abomination, let us all Gaudete!

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I say, rejoice. Let your modesty be known to all men. The Lord is nigh. Be nothing solicitous; but in every thing, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasseth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:4-7

Y'all get the "Soup Nazi" reference, right?

no soup for you video - Bing

Okay, now enjoy and note my own published editorial arrangement of this most sublime offering by Orlando Gibbons.


This Is the Record of John

"This is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed and denied not, and said plainly, 'I am not the Christ.' And they asked him, What art thou then? Art thou Elias?  And he said, 'I am not.'  Art thou the prophet?  And he answered, 'No.' Then said they unto him, What art thou? that we may give an answer unto them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? And he said, 'I am the voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: make straight the way of the Lord."



Barona said...

Gibbons is just further proof that had not the puritans taken over England, the English would have stood shoulder to shoulder with the Germans regarding the pinnacle of musical creativity. The early demise of Gibbons and Purcell was indeed a tragedy.

Irenaeus said...

Beautiful. Thank you.