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Lessons and Carols
for the Blessed Virgin Mary

This creative idea comes from Jeffrey Moellmann, Music Director at the Church of the Guardian Angels in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. This program was presented in conjunction with the hosting of the Icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe by the Knights of Columbus.

Guardian Angels Church

  • Organ Prelude: Improvisation on the Chant Ave Maria
  • Choral Introit: Mother of God, Here I Stand from The Veil of the Temple – Sir John Taverner (b.1944)
  • Hymn: The God Whom Earth and Sea and Sky, tune- Eisenach
  • Opening Prayer
  • Leson I: Foretelling Reflection by Thomas Merton
  • Carol I: Maria Walks amid the Thorn 15th century German carol
    – arr. Ron Jeffers (b.1943)
  • Leson II: The Annunciation Luke 1:26-38 & Reflection by Saint Alphonsus
  • Carol II: Ave Maria a musical setting of the Angelus
    – Franz Biebl (1906-2001)
  • Leson III: The Visitation Luke 1:39-45 & Reflection by Francis Fernandez
  • Carol III: Magnificat in G Op.81
    – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
  • Leson IV: The Nativity Reflection by Francis Fernandez
  • Carol IV: Mary Had a Baby , soprano solo
    – Traditional spiritual, arr. Uzee Brown Jr (b.1950)
  • Leson V: The Presentation Reflection by Michael O'Brien
  • Carol V: Herr, nun lässet du deinen Diener in Frieden fahren from Three Motets, Op.69, No.1 a setting of the Nunc dimittis / Canticle of Simeon
    – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
  • Leson VI: Star of the Sea Reflection by Martin Luther
  • Carol VI: To One That Is So Fair and Bright, soprano solo
    – Msgr. Thomas Barrett Armstrong (1929-2009)
  • Leson VII: The Resurrection Reflection by Francis Fernandez
  • Carol VII: Regina cæli lætare
    – Gregor Aichinger (1565-1628)
  • Leson VIII: Apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe Reflections by Gerald J. Farrell MM & George W. Kosicki CSB
  • Carol VIII: Salve Mater misericordiæ
    – Solesmes plainsong, attr. Dom Joseph Pothier OSB (1835-1923), arr. Richard Proulx
  • Leson IX: The Incarnation Reflection by Pope Benedict XVI
  • Carol IX: O magnum mysterium
    – Morten Lauridsen (b.1943)
  • Intercessions: Znamenny (Russian) chant
  • Lord's Prayer
  • Closing Prayer by Blessed John Paul II
  • Hymn: Mary, Mother of Good Counsel, [CBW III #470]
  • Organ Voluntary
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