May 16, 2013

Liturgical Guide: Pentecost

The hymns used at Pentecost in the Liturgy of the Hours celebrate the founding of the Church as Christ's Mystical Body, and the Father's sending of the Holy Spirit that will always remain with the Church, continually renewing, guiding, and pouring out his graces upon his people. In the following video, Fr. James Kubicki, SJ of the Apostleship of Prayer shares some of Pope Benedict XVI's refections on Pentecost from his Homily on Pentecost Sunday for 2009. Benedict reminds us that "Pentecost is distinguished from all the Solemnities by it's importance since what Jesus himself had announced as the purpose of the whole of his mission on Earth is brought about in it." What is his purpose? As he said in Luke 12: 49: "I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled!"

122. Hail Thee, Festival Day
127. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, Come
128. The Spirit of God
129. Holy Spirit, God of Light
130. Splendor of Creation (Send Forth Your Spirit)

A Mighty Wind Invades the World
Come Holy Ghost, Creator Come
Come, O Creator Spirit Blest

Veni Creator Spiritus
Veni Sancte Spiritus

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your comments are welcome, but they won't be published immediately. I moderate them first, just to weed out spam etc.

- Thanks