OLDIE PODCAzT 87 (2009): Veni Sancte Spiritus – The Pentecost Sequence dissected

Here is an oldie PODCAzT made back in 2009.  How time flies.


I started this one thinking that I could make a fast audio project and then move on.  Ha!

In this PODCAzT I dissect the Pentecost Sequence, Veni Sancte Spiritus, also used during the Octave of Pentecost in the traditional Roman calendar.

I give you some background on what a sequence is, what an octave is and then we start drilling.

First we hear the Latin text and a good translation.   Then see start looking at the structure of the prayer.

That is when things get interesting.  I found a few things I had never noticed.

This is a profound glimpse at mystery, folks.

This is the Roman Rite at her finest.

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3 Responses to OLDIE PODCAzT 87 (2009): Veni Sancte Spiritus – The Pentecost Sequence dissected

  1. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Fr. Z,

    Before I launch into this (which I somehow missed the other year), I will just mention that some details from the sequence were touched on lightly in the sermon I heard today, rounded of with the observation that there was enough here to go on meditating upon for a lifetime!

  2. jameeka says:

    Thank you Father Z. You are a fantastic teacher, and what’s more this downloaded to iPhone podcasts no problem-o (unlike most of the older Oldies for me). May you continue to receive many fruits of the Holy Spirit.

  3. anthtan says:

    A lot of interesting songs on this PODCAzT, Father. Could you give us further information on the music tracks used?