Thursday, May 22, 2008

O sacrum convivium

O Sacrum Convivium is the antiphon for the Feast of Corpus Christi. Here are the words written by St. Thomas Aquinas. To listen to a setting by Olivier Messiaen, click here.

O sacrum convivium!
in quo Christus sumitur:
recolitur memoria passionis ejus:
mens impletur gratia:
et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur.

O sacred banquet!
in which Christ is received,
the memory of his Passion is renewed,
the mind is filled with grace,
and a pledge of future glory to us is given.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy Feast of Corpus Christi.

"Christ the Lord, Priest forever according to the order of Melchisedech, hath offered bread and wine."
Ant.1 from Vespers for today. The Feast of Corpus Christi.