Sunday 19 April 2009

More pictures from the Resurrection...

...the Church, that is. I've been sent some more lovely pictures from our sister Parish in the States of their Altar of Repose and shrine of Our Lady of Joy.

I have often wondered why S. Magnus, a small church comparatively, hasn't been filled to the brim with statues and shrines over the years. One of the answers is that we lack low window sills. In churches where such space is available, it's not uncommon to see a plethora of shrines; a S. Anthony of Padua here, a Holy Infant of Prague there. This shrine to Our Lady of Joy at the Resurrection is a wonderful use of such space, wonderfully capturing the joy of the season.

Regina caeli
V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia. R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia. V. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia. R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia. R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.
Oremus. Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Here the Regina Caeli sung here.

1 comment:

  1. I love the Regina Caeli, though I must admit that my favourite of the Marian Antiphons has to be the Alma Redemptoris Mater. The plainsong melody is just so very beautiful.