August 31, 2012

Brightness of the Father's Glory

Springing from eternal light.

Brightness of the Father's Glory uses William Boyce's tune Halton Holgate with new words by Mount Saint Bernard Abbey. They appear to have used Anglican Bishop James Russell Woodford's (1820-1885) hymn of the same name, as an inspiration for theirs. Mount Saint Bernard Abbey is a Cistercian (Trappist) Monastery in Leicestershire, UK founded in 1835. In 1998, Nigerian born Cyprian Tansi was beatified by John Paul II. Blessed Cyprian had been a monk at Mount Saint Bernard for 14 years, from 1950, until his death, in 1964. In the Liturgy of the Hours, Brightness of the Father's Glory is used during Ordinary Time for Morning Prayer.

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