PRAYERCAzT 02: Preface of the Most Holy Trinity

Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like? 

In this audio project I will simply read, and this week sing, the Latin prayers for the upcoming Sunday or feast from the 1962 Missale Romanum.

If priests who are learning to say the older form of Holy Mass can get these prayers in their ears, they will be able to pray them with more confidence. So, priests are my very first concern.  However, these audio projects can be of great help to lay people who attend Holy Mass in the Traditional, or extraordinary form: by listening to them ahead of time, and becoming familiar with the sound of the before attending Mass, they will be more receptive to the content of the prayers and be aided in their full, conscious and active participation.

My pronunciation of Latin is going to betray something of my nationality, of course. Men who have as their mother tongue something other than English will sound a little different.  However, we are told that the standard for the pronunciation of Latin in church is the way it is spoken in Rome.  Since I have spent a lot of time in Rome, you can be pretty sure my accent will not be too far off the mark.

Today we will hear one of the most commonly used Prefaces in 1962 Missale Romanum.  It is used on most of the Green Sundays.  I am talking of course about the Preface of the Most Holy Trinity. Today I will speak it and then sing it in the Ferial Tone, the Solemn Tone (which is the most commonly heard, I think) and the rarely heard Tonus Solemnior.

I deliver them more slowly than I would ordinarily during Mass.  But hopefully the pace will help you hear the words a little more clearly.

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Pray for me, listen carefully, and practice practice practice.


Preface for Trinity Sunday

S – Dóminus vobiscum.
R – Et cum spíritu tuo.
S – Sursum corda.
R – Habémus ad Dóminum.

Vere dignum et iustum est, aequum et salutáre, nos tibi semper et
ubíque grátias ágere: Dómine, sancte Pater, omnípotens aetérne Deus:
Qui cum unigénito Fílio tuo, et Spíritu Sancto, unus es Deus, unus es
Dóminus: non in uníus singularitáte persónae, sed in uníus Trinitáte
substántiae. Quod énim de tua glória, revelánte te, crédimus, hoc de
Fílio tuo, hoc de Spíritu Sancto, sine differéntia discretiónis sentímus.
Ut in confessióne verae sempiternaeque Deitátis, et in persónis
propríetas, et in esséntia únitas, et in maiestáte adorétur aequálitas.
Quam láudant Angeli atque Archángeli, Chérubim quoque ac
Séraphim: qui non céssant clamáre cotídie, una voce dicéntes:

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus Dóminus Deus Sábaoth.
Pleni sunt coeli et terra glória tua. Hosánna in excélsis.
Benedíctus + qui venit in nómine Dómini.
Hosánna in excélsis.

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