A splendid morning although the jays...

Seem to be absenting themselves from my window, probably because I missed their first visits of the day sleeping until just after 0600: I didn't stay up that late last night (until 2230) so am not sure where the seven and a half hours without interruption came from; highly unusual. It is the 13th Sunday post Pentecosten and the video-recording of Holy Mass at Saint-Eugène is here.

Saint Mary's here doesn't ordinarily upload recordings of the Saturday 'vigil' Masses in the Pauline Rite in Latin, for whatever reasons (although in a world in which the lackeys of the Holy Office apparently examine church bulletins to ensure that they not include Mass times for the Traditional Mass such 'reasons' ought not to be too difficult to fathom, even for Pauline Rite Masses, even in a diocese such as mine where the archbishop is TM-friendly), and in any event is usually a couple of days behind in posting to YouTube. Vespers at Saint-E. in half an hour so must go make my toast and the second cup of tea. 

Vespers completed, I was pleased to see that Saint-Eugène will live-stream Holy Mass on the feast of Our Lady's Nativity, that is this Thursday, and am presuming that this means that the Schola Sainte-Cécile will sing-- très bonnes nouvelles. Must attend to some household chores but then will get to the recording of Holy Mass from Paris. 

The Introit is Respice Domine in testamentum tuum, and was sung exceptionally well-- one of the loveliest of artefacts of Christian civilisation; from Psalm 73/74. 

Respice * Dómine, in testaméntum tuum, et ánimas páuperum tuórum ne derelínquas in finem : exsúrge, Dómine, et júdica causam tuam, et ne obliviscáris voces quæréntium te. 

Ps. Ut quid, Deus, repulísti in finem : * irátus est furor tuus super oves pascuæ tuæ ? 

The Gradual and Alleluia.

The lesson from the Gospel this morning is from the 27th chapter of Saint Luke, in which the Evangelist speaks of the ten lepers healed by Our Lord. 

... Unus autem ex illis, ut vidit quia mundátus est, regréssus est, cum magna voce magníficans Deum, et cécidit in fáciem ante pedes ejus, grátias agens: et hic erat Samaritánus. Respóndens autem Jesus, dixit: Nonne decem mundáti sunt? et novem ubi sunt? Non est invéntus, qui redíret et daret glóriam Deo, nisi hic alienígena. Et ait illi: Surge, vade; quia fides tua te salvum fecit.

'Were not ten made clean?' A terrible word to hear. The antiphona ad Offertorium is In te speravi, Domine

The antiphona ad Communionem is Panem de caelo

And the Schola also sang the Tollite hostias, the final chorus of Camille Saint-Saën's Oratorio de Noël.