Photo meditation: Holy

The Holy (or Sanctus) from the Missa ad Gentes by J. Michael Joncas, captures the contemporary style of the Mass by seamlessly incorporating both Latin and English invocations. This allows for wonderful variations: the celebrant may sing the Latin and the congregation respond in English; the choir singing the Latin and the congregation English; a cantor singing the Latin and everyone else responding in English; men singing Latin and women in English–or vice versa.  The pictures and video seek to celebrate the sublime truth of the words: “Heaven and earth are full of your glory!” We see God’s glory reflected in the sunset, in the sea, in the Church, in the Eucharist and in people made in God’s image and likeness.


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