Lætare Sunday at the Abbey

From the Fourth Sunday of Lent at Saint John’s Abbey:

Lætare, Ierusalem

Lætare, Ierusalem, et conventum facite
omnes qui diligitis eam;
gaudete cum lætitia qui in tristitia fuistis;
ut exsultetis, et satiemini ab uberibus consolationis vestræ.

Rejoice, Jerusalem, and assemble together,
all you who love her;
be glad, you who were in mourning;
exult, and be filled from her consoling breasts.

(You’ll hear the Psallite congregational antiphon blurring into the end of the Latin introit)

Oportet te

Oportet te fili gaudere,
qui frater tuus mortuus fuerat, et revixit;
perierat, et inventus est.

You should rejoice, my son,
for your brother was dead and lives again;
he was lost and is now found.



One comment

  1. Thank you for posting this. It’s the first time I’ve listened to your schola. I’ll look forward to another that isn’t a ‘rejoice’ text in order to learn more about your approach.

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