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Before I Lay Me Down to Sleep – Compline

In the early centuries of the Church, in addition to the celebration of Mass, it was customary to hold a so-called vigil, a prayer service in three parts, on the night before a feast day. From this vigil service developed … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Part III Nine Lessons and Carols

I rarely travel at Christmas any more. The cold weather and the number of things to do for the holidays and the years end make it difficult. But I travel in spirit for at least a  few days. On Christmas … Continue reading

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Music for the Season

Along with the rituals of the Advent calendars and wreaths, music plays an important part in the season. Even in that most secular of places, the shopping mall, the store managers know how well music puts people in the season. … Continue reading

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