“I Thirst” The Vinegar Given to Jesus – James Tissot

Psalm 69:20-21 [Latin Vulgate: Psalm 68:21-22]

20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Improperium expectavit cor meum et miseriam et sustinui qui simul mecum contristaretur et non fuit; consolantem me quaesivi et non inveni. Et dederunt in escam meam fel, et in siti mea potaverunt me aceto.

Improperium expectavit cor meum (1593) in Offertoria totius anni, no. 24, composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Palestrina: Improperium exspectavit cor meum - Sixteen

^Performed by The Sixteen

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Notre-Dame and the rest of Paris in the background of a c. 1452–1460 illuminated manuscript by Jean Fouquet
Notre-Dame, Paris in the background of an illuminated manuscript by Jean Fouquet

Psalm 118:24,1 [Latin Vulgate: Psalm 117:24,1]  

24 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

Haec est dies quam fecit Dominus; exsultemus, et laetemur in ea. Confitemini Domino, quoniam bonus, quoniam in saeculum misericordia ejus.

Haec est, composed by Pérotin (fl. c. 1200)

Pérotin: Haec dies

^Performed by Cantica of the Czech Republic


Justitiae Domini - Offertorium - Solesmes
Justitiae Domini – Offertorium – Solesmes

Psalm 19:8a,9b,10b,11a [Latin Vulgate: Psalm 18:9-12]

8 The justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts: the commandment of the Lord is lightsome, enlightening the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring for ever and ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, justified in themselves.

10 More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.

11 For thy servant keepeth them, and in keeping them there is a great reward.

Justítiæ Dómini rectæ, lætificántes corda, et judícia ejus dulcióra super mel et favum: nam et servus tuus custódit ea.

Offertorium: Justitiae Domini, from Graduale Romanum, Solesmes, 1974, p. 309, Graduale Romanum, Solesmes, 1961, p. 126, The Liber Usualis, Solesmes, 1961, p. 555

OFFERTORIUM - IX Domingo depois de Pentecostes



The full-page miniature of the Transfiguration is one of a series of illuminations representing events from Jesus' life in a Byzantine Gospel book. The feast of the Transfiguration is one of the twelve major holidays of the Byzantine church, which explains why the subject received a lavish, full-page miniature in this book.
Full-page illumination of the Transfiguration in a Byzantine Gospel book.

Matthew 17:2-3 [Latin]

And he was transfigured before them. And his face did shine as the sun: and his garments became white as snow.

And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with [Jesus].

Resplenduit facies ejus sicut sol: vestimenta autem ejus facta sunt alba sicut nix. Et ecce apparuerunt illis Moyses et Elias loquentes cum Jesu.

Resplenduit facies ejus (2021 premiere), motet intended as an introit for the August 6 Feast of the Transfiguration – composed by Graham Keitch (b. 1956)

Resplenduit facies ejus - Graham Keitch

^Performed by Kinnison Choral

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