20 July: St. Elijah, prophet

Did you know that today is the feast of St. Elijah, the Old Testament prophet?  Here is the entry in the Roman Martyrology:

2. Commemoratio sancti Eliae Thesbitae, qui propheta Domini in diebus Achab, regis Israel, Dei unici iura vinidicavit adversus infidelem populum tali animi robore, ut non modo Ioannem Baptistam, sed etiam Christum ipsum praefiguret; oracula scripta non reliquit, sed eius memoria fideliter servatur, praesertim in monte Carmelo.

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4 Responses to 20 July: St. Elijah, prophet

  1. Don Marco says:

    The Carmelites have a magnificent proper Mass and Office for the feast!

  2. A says:

    Dear Father,

    I am thrilled to have found your blog. One thing I do every day is sing (privately) the propers from the Graduale Romanum, in addition to studying everything I can about chant. Your entries about Latin and its translation are extremely helpful, and I wish you much continued grace,

    in Christ,
    A

  3. Don Marco says:

    Singing the propers from the GR is a form of lectio divina! The chants of the GR clothe the Word of God in a melodic vesture worthy of it. They are, in their own way, a kind of meditatio and oratio of the sacred text, opening onto contemplatio. They are a commentary on the text — a preaching of the text that complements the best patristic commentaries. Keep on singing, my friend!

  4. CaesarMagnus says:

    A good community of Carmelite Hermits just clothed a member in the habit yesterday:
    http://www.carmelitehermits.org/