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We have looked at: O salutaris Hostia the lesson Litaniae Beatae Mariae Virginis part 1 part 2 part 3 Tantum Ergo part 1 part 2 part 3 Adoremus in aeternum the post Although the custom of praying the Litany of Our Lady during the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is not so widespread in Australia, ...continue reading "Benediction Conclusion"

As the Blessed Sacrament is returned to the tabernacle and the priest and servers prepare to leave it is customary to sing a recessional. Adoremus in aeternum is the most commonly used, but there are lots of suitable pieces. Antiphon: Adoremus in aeternum, sanctissimum Sacramentum. Psalm 116 (the shortest one in the Book) Laudate Dominum ...continue reading "Adoremus in aeternum"

V. Panem de caelo praestitisti eis. (T.P. Alleluia) R. Omne delectamentum in se habentem. (T.P. Alleluia) Oremus: Deus, qui nobis sub sacramento mirabili, passionis tuae memoriam reliquisti: tribue, quaesumus, ita nos corporis et sanguinis tui sacra mysteria venerari, ut redemptionis tuae fructum in nobis iugiter sentiamus. Qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum. R. Amen. ...continue reading "Tantum ergo part 3"

Here is the English by Rev Caswall To the everlasting Father, And the Son Who reigns on high With the Holy Spirit proceeding Forth from each eternally, Be salvation, honor blessing, Might and endless majesty. The word BENEDICTION is made of BENE = good/well and DICERE = to speak. So to bless is to speak ...continue reading "Tantum ergo part 2"

The Aborigines thought that the white people were gone for good, but that was not the case. In 1787, the First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, set out from Britain on a long voyage to Australia. When they arrived in 1788, the Aborigines probably saw it as a second invasion, this time with more people. ...continue reading "The First Fleet"

This hymn usually comes right before the actual Blessing of the Blessed Sacrament - or Benediction for short. We all kneel down - the English words run: Down in adoration falling this great Sacrament we hail ancient types have long departed newer rites of grace prevail faith for all defects supplying where the feeble senses ...continue reading "Tantum ergo – part 1"

Now we're up to the last part of the Litany. I'll treat the collect separately. There are a few title in honour of her mercy on poor sinners then the regal titles of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth. Lastly there is the three-fold invocation of the Lamb of God, Mary's Son. I won't ...continue reading "Litany of Our Lady – part 3"

Continuing on from part one. We've gone through the beginning and we just finished all the Maters. Now into the Virgos and then the really beautiful titles. Which one is your favourite? Very amazing imagery. When you write this out you might like to add illustrations.