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The Liturgy Of The Hours: Vigils

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A full moon lights the way to vigils.

Requiem Introit

Grant them eternal rest, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
A hymn becomes you, O God, in Zion,
and to you shall a vow be repaid in Jerusalem.
Hear my prayer;
to you shall all flesh come.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
________________________

Picture taken on the way to 4:00am Vigils, at Southern Star Abbey, Kopua Monastery. New Zealand

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8 responses

  1. S. Etole

    Lovely pairing.

    April 8, 2013 at 2:09 am

    • Thank you, Susan.
      The monastery is remote so there’s no “light pollution”. During night hours the moon and stars, with their vast swathe of the Milky Way, plus a torch, guided me to and from the Abbey.

      April 8, 2013 at 6:50 am

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