I would like to call your attention to a lecture that will be given tomorrow (Thursday) night in West Jordan, Utah. I will be unable to attend it owing to a prior engagement, but I would go if I could:
The scheduled speaker has been a friend of mine for many years — not coincidentally, we first met in Jerusalem — and you can read about him at this link:
The Jordan Event Center is located at 9112 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah (behind the Cruise Lady office). Like all “Learn Our Religion” lectures, this lecture is scheduled to last from 7:oo PM until 9:oo PM.
It should be noted that there is a $5.00 per person charge for admission to the lectures, and that, due to limited seating, reservations are strongly, strongly suggested. Please contact the Cruise Lady office at 801-453-9444 or 888-707-4386 to register. Tickets sold at the door go for $6.00 — if there happen to be any seats still available. If you decide that you would like to attend multiple lectures in the series, you can buy a 10-pack of tickets for $40.
In my judgment, one of the most unearthly, ethereally beautiful pieces of modern classical Christmas music is Morten Lauridsen’s setting of O magnum mysterium. Listen up to the 6:25 marker:
- Latin text
- O magnum mysterium,
- et admirabile sacramentum,
- ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
- jacentem in praesepio!
- Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
- meruerunt portare
- Dominum Christum.
- English translation
- O great mystery,
- and wonderful sacrament,
- that animals should see the new-born Lord,
- lying in a manger!
- Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
- was worthy to bear
- Christ the Lord.