Gregorian Chant: The Eternal Song

by Sr Fidelis    

A Wondrous Mystery

The 12 Days of Christmas reached culmination yesterday with the celebration of the Epiphany — Christ’s manifestation to the Gentiles. There is much to ponder about the events surrounding his birth, all foretold in Scripture. The mystery is aptly summed up in this antiphon, the text of which is a quote from Leo the Great, the doctrinal champion of Christ’s incarnation at the Council of Calcedon in 451.

A wondrous mystery is revealed this day; natures are renewed: God has become man; that which he was he remained, and that which he was not he assumed; undergoing neither mixing nor division.

God is contained in this fragile baby.  We bow before this incomprehensible mystery.

 20 Mirabile Mysterium

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About Sr. Fidelis

I am 46 years old, and have been a Sister at the Community of Jesus for 26 years. Having grown up here, I have been singing Gregorian chant since I was 10! I was very blessed to study Gregorian chant with Dr. Mary Berry in Cambridge, England and here at home. Recently, I have been able to do some radio and tv interviews, sharing about the blessings of Gregorian chant. I love leading chant workshops, and have been able to do that in the US and abroad.

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