HOLY WEEK IN SPAIN: The Passion of Christ

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

I invite my readers in the United States and around the world to follow The Passion of Christ as it is celebrated during Holy Week in Spain, by visiting my companion blog  TheRomanCatholicWorld.com

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Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018

Angels We Have Heard on High

 

The English version of the lyrics to the Christmas carol “Angels We Have Heard on High” was written in 1862 by James Chadwick, Roman Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, England. The original music was a French song titled, Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes.  Bishop Chadwick’s lyrics are not an exact translation from the French. This beautiful song recounts the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ as it is depicted in the Gospel of St. Luke.

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plain
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be?
Which inspire your heavenly songs?
Gloria

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
Gloria

See Him in a manger laid,
Jesus, Lord of heaven and earth;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
With us sing our Saviour’s birth.
Gloria

 

Les Anges dans Nos Campagnes

Les anges dans nos campagnes
Ont entonné le chant des cieux;
Et l’écho de nos montagnes
reprend cet air mélodieux:
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Bergers, pour qui cette fête?
Quel est l’objet de tous ces chants?
Quel vainqueur, quelle conquête
Mérite ces cris triomphants?
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Ils annoncent la naissance
Du Rédempteur, Roi d’Israël
Et, dans sa reconnaissance,
La terre chante avec le ciel:
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Bergers, loin de vos retraites
Unissez-vous à leurs concerts
Et que vos tendres musettes
Fassent retentir dans les airs:
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Cherchons tous l’heureux village
Qui l’a vu naître sous ses toits,
Offrons-lui le tendre hommage
Et de nos cœurs et de nos voix!
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New 2018!

Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas 2016

Christmas message:

May this Christmas be a healthy and peaceful one for all of my readers in the United States and around the world.

My prayers continue for those who remain in regions torn by violence. It is important now, more than ever, that we concentrate on the love, peace and purity that the Christ child brought to the world. He remains the only hope for humanity. Without Him nothing makes sense.

Marielena

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Merry Christmas 2016, Marielena Montesino de Stuart, Christ, Christianity, Jesus, Peace, Love.

Happy Easter 2016

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May you and your loved ones enjoy a blessed and happy Easter Sunday.

Marielena Montesino de Stuart
27 March, 2016

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