Category Archives: Pentecost

Come, Holy Spirit

On this Solemnity of Pentecost we conclude the fifty days of Eastertide and commemorate the pouring forth of the Holy Spirit who sent the Apostles on mission to proclaim the Gospel. On this Solemnity let us unite our hearts in prayer.

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray.
O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord.

Veni, Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium: et tui amoris in eis ignem accende.
V. Emitte Spiritum tuum, et creabuntur.
R. Et renovabis faciem terrae.
Oremus.
Deus, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu recta sapere; et de eius semper consolatione gaudere. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum.

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Mosaic from Hagia Sophia, Istanbul.

“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.” ~John 14:16-17

Veni, Sancte Spiritus,
et emitte caelitus
lucis tuae radium.

Veni, pater pauperum,
veni, dator munerum,
veni, lumen cordium.

Consolator optime,
dulcis hospes animae,
dulce refrigerium.

In labore requies,
in aestu temperies,
in fletu solatium.

O lux beatissima,
reple cordis intima
tuorum fidelium.

Sine tuo numine,
nihil est in homine,
nihil est innoxium.

Lava quod est sordidum,
riga quod est aridum,
sana quod est saucium.

Flecte quod est rigidum,
fove quod est frigidum,
rege quod est devium.

Da tuis fidelibus,
in te confidentibus,
sacrum septenarium.

Da virtutis meritum,
da salutis exitum,
da perenne gaudium.

Come, Holy Spirit,
send forth the heavenly
radiance of your light.

Come, father of the poor,
come, giver of gifts,
come, light of the heart.

Greatest comforter,
sweet guest of the soul,
sweet consolation.

In labor, rest,
in heat, temperance,
in tears, solace.

O most blessed light,
fill the inmost heart
of your faithful.

Without your grace,
there is nothing in us,
nothing that is not harmful.

Cleanse that which is unclean,
water that which is dry,
heal that which is wounded.

Bend that which is inflexible,
fire that which is chilled,
correct what goes astray.

Give to your faithful,
those who trust in you,
the sevenfold gifts.

Grant the reward of virtue,
grant the deliverance of salvation,
grant eternal joy.

Come Share the Beauty of Worship

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception and St John, c. 1585, Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo, Spain

Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Prelude Sunday at 11:00: Listen Sweet Dove by Grayson Ives (1593-1633)

Listen sweet Dove unto my song,
And spread thy golden wings in me;
Hatching my tender heart so long,
Till it get wing, and flie away with thee.

Such glorious gifts thou didst bestow,
That th’ earth did like a heav’n appeare;
The starres were coming down to know
If they might mend their wages, and serve here.

The sunne, which once did shine alone,
Hung down his head, and wisht for night,
When he beheld twelve sunnes for one
Going about the world, and giving light.

Lord, though we change, thou art the same;
The same sweet God of love and light:
Restore this day, for thy great name,
Unto his ancient and miraculous right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O00IRuOBXaM

Proper Communion Sunday at 11:00 a.m.: Factus est repente

Suddenly, a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, in the place where they were sitting, alleluia; and they were filled with the Holy Spirit, and announced the great things God had done, alleluia, alleluia.

Communion 2, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.: If Ye Love Me    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

If ye love me, keep my commandments.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeAMHRiQBfo

Postlude: Toccata en G, by Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-5vS5OoS-s

Veni, Sancte Spiritus

baptisterydovThe church, as she awaits the Solemnity of Pentecost, prays with that beautiful Sequence, Veni Sancte Spiritus, probably composed by Stephen Langton (d 1228), Archbishop of Canterbury. In this liturgical treasure, according to scholars, the verse form and phrasing are flawless. The sentiment is so strong, the sentiment is so pure – matchless doctrinal insights that are sure and uplifting.

Veni, Sancte Spiritus,
et emitte caelitus
lucis tuae radium.Veni, pater pauperum,
veni, dator munerum,
veni, lumen cordium.Consolator optime,
dulcis hospes animae,
dulce refrigerium.

In labore requies,
in aestu temperies,
in fletu solatium.

O lux beatissima,
reple cordis intima
tuorum fidelium.

Sine tuo numine,
nihil est in homine,
nihil est innoxium.

Lava quod est sordidum,
riga quod est aridum,
sana quod est saucium.

Flecte quod est rigidum,
fove quod est frigidum,
rege quod est devium.

Da tuis fidelibus,
in te confidentibus,
sacrum septenarium.

Da virtutis meritum,
da salutis exitum,
da perenne gaudium.

 

Come, Holy Spirit,
send forth the heavenly
radiance of your light.Come, father of the poor,
come, giver of gifts,
come, light of the heart.Greatest comforter,
sweet guest of the soul,
sweet consolation.

In labor, rest,
in heat, temperance,
in tears, solace.

O most blessed light,
fill the inmost heart
of your faithful.

Without your grace,
there is nothing in us,
nothing that is not harmful.

Cleanse that which is unclean,
water that which is dry,
heal that which is wounded.

Bend that which is inflexible,
fire that which is chilled,
correct what goes astray.

Give to your faithful,
those who trust in you,
the sevenfold gifts.

Grant the reward of virtue,
grant the deliverance of salvation,
grant eternal joy.

During these days we may imagine ourselves gathered in the cenacle gathered around the Virgin Mary, the Queen of the Apostles, eagerly awaiting the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to embolden us with the courage to witness to the truth of the Gospel. Let us wait with simplicity, while we also enjoy the nobility and beauty of the tradition of the Latin Church. This prayer is also beautifully constructed that renders fitting praise to the Most Beautiful of all, the Triune God.

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray. O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Veni, Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium: et tui amoris in eis ignem accende.
V. Emitte Spiritum tuum, et creabuntur.
R. Et renovabis faciem terrae.
Oremus. Deus, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu recta sapere; et de eius semper consolatione gaudere. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.

Amen.

So we turn to the Holy Spirit on this Solemnity, the 50th day of Easter tide with an earnest and humble prayer. Come Spirit of love, pour that love into our hearts. Come, Holy Spirit, Come.

The Pentecost Mosaic, in the center of which is the dove of the Holy Spirit with the twelve apostles below. This is one of the oldest mosaics in St. Mark's Basilica, in Venice, dating from 1125 AD.

The Pentecost Mosaic, in the center of which is the dove of the Holy Spirit with the twelve apostles below. This is one of the oldest mosaics in St. Mark’s Basilica, in Venice, dating from 1125 AD. More sizes of this image here, including one very large and detailed.