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May the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord...and let the perpetual light shine upon him.
Bee here:May the angels lead you into paradise;may the martyrs come to welcome youand take you into the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem.May choirs of angels welcome youand lead you to the bosom of Abraham;and where Lazarus is poor no longer may you find eternal rest.May saints and angels lead you on,Escorting you where Christ has gone.Now he has called you, come to him who sits above the seraphim.Come to the peace of AbrahamAnd to the supper of the Lamb:Come to the glory of the blessed, And to perpetual light and rest. Amen.God bless him.Bee
I last visited Regensburg (Ratisbon) in May 2001. Georg Ratzinger had retired by then, but the world-renowned Domspatzen choir sang at the 10 a.m. Sunday Solemn Mass. A men's schola, positioned near the forward altar, sang the Propers. The choir stood in front of the silver High Altar but one didn't get the impression that it was in any way a performance.The Germans have no hang-ups about sung Latin, and the celebrant's parts were in any case sung in German.When the Novus Ordo, with its telescoped Communion rite, was introduced, Ratzinger was faced with the problem that the Agnus Dei held up the action. Rather than lose what is musically an important part of a Mass setting, he had it sung during the people's Communion. His younger brother approved.
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