O Great Mystery

(This is a copy of a post run each Christmas season)

I wanted to pass along one final opportunity for worship this holiday season.

O Magnum Mysterium was composed by Morten Lauridsen, one of America’s most performed composers, and my primary composition instructor when I studied at the University of Southern California.

The text is in Latin. I have included a translation below.

Please find a few quiet minutes to listen and worship to one of our country’s true masterworks.

O great mystery,
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord,
lying in a manger!
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear
Christ the Lord.

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