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Saturday, 23 May 2015

O Sacrum Convivium. O Sacred Banquet ! Thomas Tallis (1505 - 1585).

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O Sacrum Convivium is a Latin prose Text honouring The Blessed Sacrament. It was written by Saint Thomas Aquinas. It was included in The Latin Catholic Liturgy as an Antiphon on The Feast of Corpus Christi.

Its sentiments express the profound Mystery of The Eucharistic Miracle: "O Sacred Banquet, at which Christ is consumed, the memory of His Passion is recalled, our Souls are filled with Grace, and the pledge of future glory is given to us."

"O Sacrum Convivium",
by Thomas Tallis (1505 -1585).
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Original Latin (punctuation from The Liber Usualis).

O Sacrum Convivium !
in quo Christus sumitur:
recolitur memoria passionis eius:
mens impletur gratia:
et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur.


Translation of original Latin.

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.


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