Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pentecostes 2009 - last vespers of Easter

Ven, Espíritu Santo, Llena los corazones de tus fieles y enciende en ellos el fuego de tu amor.

Come, Holy Spirit. Fill the hearts of your faithful people and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Santo Espíritu, quiero que vivas en mí.
Holy Spirit, I want you to live in me.

Apolytikion tis Pentikostis (Dismissal hymn for Pentecost): traditional homophonic version followed by polyphonic setting by David W. Solomons

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 1.1-8 chanted in Arabic

Abba Lot went to see Abba Joseph and he said to him, “Abba, as far as I can, I say my little office, I fast a little, I pray and meditate, I live at peace and as far as I can I purify my thoughts. What else can I do?” Then the old man stood up and stretched his hands toward heaven; his fingers became like ten lamps of fire and he said to him, “If you will, you can become all flame.”

—A story from the fathers of the Egyptian desert

May the Fire of God purify our hearts until they are radiant with the Fire of Love.

Now go, be Godde's love and justice in the world!

--the BB


it's margaret said...

Thank you for the music!

Paul said...

You are very welcome.