PODCAzT 36: St. Augustine on John the Baptist; Ut queant laxis

Our PODCAzT for this Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist presents a selection from sermon (s. 288) preached by St. Augustine of Hippo (+430) in Carthage in 401. 

This is not the same selection as you find in the Office of Readings today (from s. 293).

Then we get into the wonderful hymn for Vespers as well as a very hot Rituale Romanum
blessing for the day.

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  1. Andy S. says:

    Ut, a deer, a female deer.

  2. Janet says:

    Awesome! I got my daily ‘fix’ of Augustine, as well as learned where “do re mi” comes from. Thanks, Father! And have a beautiful day.

  3. TO says:

    Thanks for changing your ribbon! :)

  4. Timothy says:

    Father Z.,

    Nice podcast and rendering of Augustine’s sermon!

    If you like, here is another setting of ‘Ut Queant Laxis,’ this by Claudio Monteverdi (SV 279). It’s from his opus Selva Morale e Spirituale (1640) and recorded by Cantus Cölln under direction by Konrad Junghänel.


    Ex corde,

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