Popping in for Adoration; Te Deum!

A visitation and a view from the pew, discreetly, with phone camera:

Te Deum

You are God: we praise you;
You are the Lord: we acclaim you;
You are the Eternal Father:
All creation worships you.

To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.

The glorious company of apostles praise you.
The noble fellowship of prophets praise you.
The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.

Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you:
Father, of majesty unbounded,
your true and only Son, worthy of all worship,
and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

You, Christ, are the king of glory,
the eternal Son of the Father.

When you became man to set us free
you did not spurn the Virgin’s womb.

You overcame the sting of death,
and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.

You are seated at God’s right hand in glory.
We believe that you will come, and be our judge.

Come then, Lord, and help your people,
bought with the price of your own blood,
and bring us with your saints
to glory everlasting.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

Nothing is hidden that will not be brought to light, in one way or another.

Painful purgations bring us to our knees, sweating and sickened and weak; they also bring renewal.

This is true throughout creation and in every institution, every neighborhood, every family, every soul.

But in His light, we see light itself (Psalm 36)

Someone emailed that the “Treasury of Prayer” podcasts were recorded at too low a volume. Do you agree?

Let me know, and if many of you say so, then I will try to fix that tonight, and will re-record the Litany of the Sacred Heart, at the same time.

Meanwhile, I think I will take my Vespers here for today. Yes, I’m still doing battle with a deadline!

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  • http://jscafenette.com/ Manny L.

    Yes many were at too low a volume. I can’t remember if they all were. I put them on my ipod and adjusted the volume at which they play.

    Good luck on your deadline. Best to you. [You are very kind but edited for relevance; time to move on. :-) -admin].

  • Susan L. Gilbert

    I tried listening to one of your podcasts, and I could barely hear it. I pushed my system playback to max, and ditto for any browser audio controls I could get my hands on. Still, the recording was very faint.

    Could you possibly consult with someone who has recording studio expertise? They should be able to explain the workings of the level settings from the recording side of view. From my very limited experience, you take the rules of listening and negate them to get the rules of recording, but the experts will need to explain it to you.

    Hope I’ve provided a smidgen of help,

    Susan L. Gilbert

    P.S.: You’ve provided so much inspiration for my life since I started reading your blog, I even ordered one of the Lenten prayer/reading books, & I’m a Methodist!

  • http://lionessblog.com Joann N.

    The prayers are much too low except for the mysteries of the rosary. “Why I Remain A Catholic” is also pretty low. Easter blessings and multiplication of time!

  • Mimsy

    Such a lovely altar! I have never seen one decorated like that. Thanks for sharing your perspective–in every sense of the word.–
    [--Edit this out if you must - I must; admin]

  • Rhinestone Suderman

    The altar was, indeed, beautiful!

  • Rhinestone Suderman

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  • dymphna

    Beautiful altar. Was the it the altar of repose?

  • Rhinestone Suderman

    I love the flowers around it; that must have taken a lot of work.

  • Rhinestone Suderman

    If this is a double posting I apologize, but what really gets me are the flowers! I love the colors! And it must have taken a lot of work, laying them out just so.