Reveal among us the light of your presence, that we may behold your power and glory.
O King of the nations, and their desire,
Readings (Click the links to see the readings)
'Toll requiem', said sun to earth,
Be-Attitude: Blessed are the pure in heart who really clan up their act.
Justice, mercy and peace
Religious Freedom: Each year, the US State Department publishes a report on international religious freedom. In 2011 Secretary Clinton designated eight countries as countries of particular concern: Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Uzbekistan. In each of these, the situation is worsening, not improving, according to the most recent report. Many democratic countries, especially in Europe, also deserve criticism for their treatment of minority religious groups.
"And Mary remained with her for about three months and then returned to her home." Luke 1.56
Fra Angelico. The Visitation, from the Cortona altarpiece, 1434. Museo Diocesano, Cortona.
The Coventry Carol (Anon. 15th c. or 16th c.), sung by Collegium Vocale Gent, conducted by Peter Dijkstra.