Tantum ergo

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 On Holy Thursday……

Down in adoration falling (Tantum ergo)

Down in adoration falling,

Lo! the sacred Host we hail;

Lo! o’er ancient forms departing,

Newer rites of grace prevail;

Faith for all defects supplying,

Where the feeble senses fail.


To the everlasting Father,

And the Son who reigns on high,

With the Holy Ghost proceeding

Forth from each eternally,

Be salvation, honor, blessing,

Might and endless majesty. Amen.


V. You have given them Bread from Heaven,

R. Having all sweetness within it.

Let us pray. O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament left us a memorial of your Passion: grant, we implore you, that we may so venerate the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood, as always to be conscious of the fruit of your Redemption. You who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.

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4 Responses to Tantum ergo

  1. Brenda Brunelle says:

    May all of remember today the great gift of faith we are offered through the sacrifice of Jesus’ dying on the cross.

    Many of those who blog on this site have much pain associated by men who disguised themselves of men of God.

    Jesus would never have tolerated this abuse, in fact I have great belief all these pedophiles will be judged if not here on earth, certainly at the moment of their death.

    Fallona may have abused me, Quinlan certainly betrayed me, but they will never rob me from my belief in God and faith in justice.

    It is Good Friday today, I believe in renewal of faith and new life. My prayer this Easter is that peace will be delivered to all those who suffer.

    Happy Easter


  2. Lina says:

    Awesome post!

    Happy Easter!


  3. Sylvia: A thousand thanks for this post! A reminder of what the Triduum means to all believers.

    I found a post you might appreciate. It’s an ancient homily for Holy Saturday. I’ve posted it on my blog:


    May God bless you with untold blessings this Easter season. May you continue to be a grace for those who have been crushed by the sins of those who claim to be spiritual fathers. I pray every Easter that people will remember that Christ is the only one who brings salvation to us… a gift that thankfully cannot be tarnished by the crimes and evil of others.

    Happy Easter to you and all who visit here.

    Fr. Tim

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