Monday, July 30, 2012

Aunt Blanche, R.I.P.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Blanche Peterson.



Officium defunctorum by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1605), including one of the readings from the Office of the Dead at Matins, followed by the Missa Defunctorum.

The reading here is from the sorrowful Book of Job (10:1-7):
1 Tædet animam meam vitæ meæ; dimittam adversum me eloquium meum : loquar in amaritudine animæ meæ.
2 Dicam Deo : Noli me condemnare; indica mihi cur me ita judices.
3 Numquid bonum tibi videtur, si calumnieris me, et opprimas me opus manuum tuarum, et consilium impiorum adjuves?
4 Numquid oculi carnei tibi sunt? aut sicut videt homo, et tu videbis?
5 Numquid sicut dies hominis dies tui, et anni tui sicut humana sunt tempora,
6 ut quæras iniquitatem meam, et peccatum meum scruteris,
7 et scias quia nihil impium fecerim, cum sit nemo qui de manu tua possit eruere?

1 I will give myself up to complaint; I will speak from the bitterness of my soul.
2 I will say to God: Do not put me in the wrong! Let me know why you oppose me.
3 Is it a pleasure for you to oppress, to spurn the work of your hands, and shine on the plan of the wicked?
4 Have you eyes of flesh? Do you see as mortals see?
5 Are your days like the days of a mortal, and are your years like a human lifetime,
6 That you seek for guilt in me and search after my sins,
7 Even though you know that I am not wicked, and that none can deliver me out of your hand?
From the Missa Defunctorum, (John 6:51-54):
51 Ego sum panis vivus, qui de caelo descendi. Si quis manducaverit ex hoc pane, vivet in aeternum: et panis, quem ego dabo, caro mea est pro mundi vita.
52 Litigabant ergo Judaei ad invicem, dicentes: Quomodo potest hic nobis carnem suam dare ad manducandum?
53 Dixit ergo eis Jesus: Amen, amen dico vobis: nisi manducaveritis carnem Filii hominis, et biberitis ejus sanguinem, non habebitis vitam in vobis.
54 Qui manducat meam carnem, et bibit meum sanguinem, habet vitam aeternam: et ego resuscitabo eum in novissimo die.
51 “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”
52 The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat?”
53 Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.
54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.”

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