Thursday, November 1, 2012

All Souls

Today we remember our beloved dead. Thus, it is appropriate to post as our Friday traditio the Dies Irae from the Requiem Mass, in particular that Dies Irae composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Centerpiece of Hans Memling's triptych The Last Judgment, painted between 1467-1471

Therefore when the Judge shall sit,
whatever lay hidden will appear;
nothing unavenged will remain....
Remember, faithful Jesus,
because I am the cause of your journey:
do not lose me on that day.

You can see the full Latin text, both from Graduale Romano Seraphico, the 1975 Latin Breviary, as well as the English translation here.

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