The Most Beautiful And Greatest Musical Works Of The 20th Century

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On November 2, I was delighted to attend “Solemn Mass for the Dead on the Feast of All Souls” at St. James Cathedral. Now I still feel highly honored to hear Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem—one of the most beautiful and greatest musical works of the 20th century. As an international student from China and have no religion belief, it’s totally brand new and unusual experience for me to have this special chance to open my eyes widely to see the magnificent church. This opportunity is of great benefit to me to learn Catholic Church and acquaintance with religious faith.
What I saw at St. James is the first person lifted the cross with corpus hang on it. Following on are the younger disciples held lighted candles. Then the elder disciples held book
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First is the Introductory Rites. Secondly is the Liturgy of the word .Thirdly, the Liturgy of Eucharist .Finally , the concluding Rites. One of them is Sanctus. “Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna is the highest.” We bless God as the one who has power and mercy. Another one is Introit “Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. To you a hymn of praise id due, O Lord, in Zion. To you a vow must be fulfilled in Jerusalem. Hear my prayer! To you all flesh must come.” God let everlasting light shine upon us grant us eternal rest. The famous Lord’s prayer : “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. The kingdom come. They will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” We did that before every theology class, my understanding is we should restraint temptation in our life, keep evil away from us. Prayer over the offering: Receive ,Lord you’re your kindness, the sacrificial offering we make for all your servants who sleep in Christ , that ,set free from the bonds of death by this singular sacrifice, they may merit eternal life .Through Christ and Lord.” Even for me who have no religion, I believe if you did good things, God will reward you
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