Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A wonderful reflection on Good Friday

Jason P. over at Christus Vincit wrote a wonderful reflection on Good Friday. He makes so many wonderful points about the sacrifice that Christ made on our behalf, and wonders if we, as Christians, understand and appreciate that fully. Naturally, he injects some of his humour there, but subtly, in order to make his point.

The way he ended his post reminded me very much of the motet we'll be singing during the Third Hour at Chapel of the Cross: Tomàs Luís de Victoria's Popule meus, which is an exquisite piece. Compline choir sang it as Introit last Sunday.
Popule meus, quid fecit tibi?
Aut in quo contristavite?
Responde mihi.
Agios o Theos.
Sanctus Deus.
Agios ischyros.
Sanctus fortis.
Agios athanatos, eleison imas.
Sanctus et immortalis,
miserere nobis.
Give Jason's post a read. You'll be glad you did.

In the meantime, here's a YouTube video I stumbled upon. Exquisite! This is The Reproaches, sung at St. Thomas 5th Ave., New York. It incorporates Victoria's Popule meus.

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