Good Friday Chant & Crux Fidelis

“Crux Fidelis,” a Gregorian chant for Good Friday, chanters here unknown.

Crux fidelis, inter omnes
Arbor una nobilis,
Nulla talem silva profert,
Fronde, flore, germine.

Dulce lignum, dulces clavos,
Dulce pondus sustinet.

Pange, lingua, gloriosi,
Proelium certaminis,
Et super Crucis trophaeo,
Dic triumphum nobilem,
Qualiter Redemptor orbis,
Immolatus vicerit.

Crux fidelis, inter omnes
Arbor una nobilis:
Nulla talem silva profert,
Fronde, flore, germine.

De parentis protoplasti,
Fraude Factor condolens,
Quando pomi noxialis,
Morte morsu corruit,
Ipse lignum tunc notavit,
Damna ligni ut solveret.

Dulce lignum, dulces clavos,
Dulce pondus sustinet.

Hoc opus nostrae salutis,
Ordo depoposcerat,
Multiformis proditoris,
Ars ut artem falleret,
Et medelam ferret inde,
Hostis unde laeserat.

Crux fidelis, inter omnes
Arbor una nobilis:
Nulla talem silva profert,
Fronde, flore, germine.

Aequa Patri Filioque,
Inclito Paraclito,
Sempiterna sit beatae
Trinitati gloria,
Cuius alma nos redemit,
Atque servat gratia.
Amen.

Faithful Cross, among all,
You are the noblest tree,
No forest produces anything similar,
In leaf, flower, or seed.

Sweetest wood and sweetest nails,
Sustaining the sweetest weight.

Sing, my tongue, the glory,
Of the victorius fight,
And the trophy conquested on the Cross.
Tell of the noble triumph,
The Redeemer of the world,
Overcame by immolating himself.

Faithful Cross, among all,
You are the noblest tree:
No forest produces anything similar,
In leaf, flower, or seed.

Our first father,
Was defrauded into misery,
When that fatal apple
He ate and died.
This good tree [of the Cross], then, had
To compensate for that tree of evil.

Sweetest wood and sweetest nails,
Sustaining the sweetest weight.

This was the work of our salvation
Planned willingly;
So that the artfull Traitor [Satan]
Would be defeated in his art;
And thenceforth the instrument of our cure,
Would cause the enemy defeat.

Faithful Cross, among all,
You are the noblest tree:
No forest produces anything similar,
In leaf, flower, or seed.

Equal glory to the Father, Son
And the illustrious Paraclite;
Be given eternally
In Trinitarian glory.
Because He redeemed us,
And conserves us in grace.
Amen.

Sunday Music & Nektaria Karantzi & Vassilis Tsabropoulos

“You are with me” by Vassilis Tsabropoulos (piano) with Nektaria Karantzi (vocals), from the album Eleison (2016), available at Amazon. The text is the 23rd Psalm, “The Lord is my Shepherd,” sung in Greek.

The Lord of glory is my shepherd; I shall lack nothing
In lush pastures He makes me lie
Besides tranquil waters He leads me
My soul He restores
Through I walk to the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil
For You are with me
(May) I shall dwell in the House of The Lord, for all the days of my true life

Lent Music & Open to Me the Doors of Repentance

Posted by T’Oober Annette Toob, who writes:

Open To Me the Doors of Repentance: A beautiful prayer sung during Great Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Church (Ledkovsky) http://www.svspress.com/rejoice-hymns… Music from the CD: Rejoice! Hymns to The Virgin Mary sung by St Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary Male Chorale, Crestwood, NY


Annette merits accolades for her T’Oob handle alone.

Sunday Music & Blazhen Muzh & Rachmaninoff

Sergei Rchmaninoff, “Blazhen Muzh” (Blessed is the man) from Verspers, sung by Tenebrae Choir, directed by Nigel Short.

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.
Alleluia.
The Lord knows the way of the righteous, and the way of the wicked will perish.
Alleluia.
Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice in Him with trembling.
Alleluia.
Blessed is he who puts his trust in Him.
Alleluia.
Arise, Lord, save me, my God.
Alleluia.
The Lord is the savior of the people of His blessing.
Alleluia.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
now and ever and forever more. Amen.
Alleluia. Glory to You, God.

Kyrie & Chant & Sunday Music

Our talented and accomplished visitor Luís Henriques directs the Schola of Ensemble Eborensis at the church of the Cistercian monastery of S. Bento de Cástris, September 19, 2014. Singers (from right to left): Lara Rainho, Ana Lopes, Cláudia Anjos and Ana Lúcia Carvalho.

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