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Offline Alveus Lacuna

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Veni Veni Emmanuel
« on: December 10, 2009, 09:59:16 PM »
I wanted to share the Latin version of this beloved hymn (O Come, O Come Emmanuel):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRi1GDoaQu4&feature=player_embedded

We sing the hymn at our parish every week as we go up to receive the blessed bread during the Nativity fast.

"O come, Thou Day-star, come and cheer

Our spirits by Thine advent here"
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Re: Veni Veni Emmanuel
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 10:10:09 PM »
One of my favorite Advent hymns :-) Very beautiful, thank you for sharing!

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Re: Veni Veni Emmanuel
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 10:11:57 PM »
Absolutely beautiful!

Oh how I do love Latin!
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Re: Veni Veni Emmanuel
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009, 10:25:31 PM »
I learnt this hymn in primary school and it was sung every Christmas at the Catholic Church I used to attend. It's a truly beautiful hymn. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Veni Veni Emmanuel
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2009, 10:32:05 PM »
Beautiful hymn.  It is has always been one of my favourites, behind Gaudete though.
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009, 11:14:11 PM »
Beautiful.

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Re: Veni Veni Emmanuel
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2009, 04:06:16 PM »
As a Latin scholar, Veni Emmanuel is one of the great gems of Christian poetics of the Latin West.  It ranks up there with Coelius Sedulius' "A solis ortus cardine" and Ambrose's "Conditur alme siderum".

As an Eastern Christian, I am saddened that I do not hear these hymns liturgically at this time of year.  Oh, well.
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2009, 12:24:02 AM »
As a Latin scholar, Veni Emmanuel is one of the great gems of Christian poetics of the Latin West.  It ranks up there with Coelius Sedulius' "A solis ortus cardine" and Ambrose's "Conditur alme siderum".

As an Eastern Christian, I am saddened that I do not hear these hymns liturgically at this time of year.  Oh, well.

Your not missing much. the last time I was at Mass during the Christmas season we did Feliz Navidad. The Catholic Church dropped most of these hymns from its list since Vatican II now all they do are sappy songs. My last Catholic Priest hated anything to do with Latin.
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Re: Veni Veni Emmanuel
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2009, 10:27:19 PM »
As a Latin scholar, Veni Emmanuel is one of the great gems of Christian poetics of the Latin West.  It ranks up there with Coelius Sedulius' "A solis ortus cardine" and Ambrose's "Conditur alme siderum".

As an Eastern Christian, I am saddened that I do not hear these hymns liturgically at this time of year.  Oh, well.
We sing "Veni Emanuel" after Nativity Liturgy is finished, while the people are receiving a blessing from the priest, and "Come All Ye Faithful" as a pre-Communion hymn. It's about as close as we can get.
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Re: Veni Veni Emmanuel
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2009, 05:00:23 PM »
As a Latin scholar, Veni Emmanuel is one of the great gems of Christian poetics of the Latin West.  It ranks up there with Coelius Sedulius' "A solis ortus cardine" and Ambrose's "Conditur alme siderum".

As an Eastern Christian, I am saddened that I do not hear these hymns liturgically at this time of year.  Oh, well.

Your not missing much. the last time I was at Mass during the Christmas season we did Feliz Navidad. The Catholic Church dropped most of these hymns from its list since Vatican II now all they do are sappy songs. My last Catholic Priest hated anything to do with Latin.
Not the case at my Parish. For midnight mass the priest celebrates ad orientum, with latin and other traditional Catholic music. Its absolutely sublime.
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Re: Veni Veni Emmanuel
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2009, 05:09:15 PM »
As a Latin scholar, Veni Emmanuel is one of the great gems of Christian poetics of the Latin West.  It ranks up there with Coelius Sedulius' "A solis ortus cardine" and Ambrose's "Conditur alme siderum".

As an Eastern Christian, I am saddened that I do not hear these hymns liturgically at this time of year.  Oh, well.
We sing "Veni Emanuel" after Nativity Liturgy is finished, while the people are receiving a blessing from the priest, and "Come All Ye Faithful" as a pre-Communion hymn. It's about as close as we can get.

That is the first time I've heard of a Christmas Carol being sung before Communion in the Orthodox Church.   ???

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Re: Veni Veni Emmanuel
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2009, 05:35:59 PM »
In my parish we sing "Silent Night" as the pre-communion hymn and "O Come All Ye Faithful" as people venerate the cross when they depart. Our bells are also programmed to play "Silent Night" before Liturgy begins.

Hearing church bells play "Silent Night" really is quite lovely. :)
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Re: Veni Veni Emmanuel
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2010, 03:30:42 AM »
I wanted to share the Latin version of this beloved hymn (O Come, O Come Emmanuel):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRi1GDoaQu4&feature=player_embedded

We sing the hymn at our parish every week as we go up to receive the blessed bread during the Nativity fast.

"O come, Thou Day-star, come and cheer

Our spirits by Thine advent here"
I love this hymn.

I was such a huge traditional protestant, but these Latin hymns converted me to true christianity, like Mozart's requiem, Gregorian chants,  traditional hymns like Veni veni Emmanuel, one of my most favorite hymns ever.
And when I finally went to a roman catholic church I felt so betrayed , because they didn't even use Latin in the services, and then I went to another church, where they did sing a few Latin hymns,later I tried talking to the priest in Latin which he didn't even know, and asked him what he thought about orthodoxy, of which he told me he had no opinion.
but the orthodox church still had these beautiful hymns as the standard.... but in Greek........
Hopefully one day there'll be a Latin speaking orthodox church again, if there be one, I definitively would become orthodox.

Pray for me fratres in Christo, that I have the strength to learn another classical language after Latin (i.e. Greek), so I could enjoy in the great Greek hymns like I would have in the roman catholic churches.

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Re: Veni Veni Emmanuel
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2010, 03:51:50 AM »
The English version has always been my favorite Christmas carol. I remember being utterly spellbound by it the first time I heard it in my aunt's Presbyterian church as a kid. This Latin version is absolutely otherworldly. Cheers to the OP.

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