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