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,
"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.
Max Stern, Hannah's Song of Praise (1 Samuel 2:2-10), — a paroxysm of praise and ecstasy filled with awe, wonder, love, and visceral confidence by a woman, joyous beyond her senses at the birth of a son. Recorded 13 September 1995 at Maisel Synagogue, Prague by Kristyna Valouskova, soprano; Yuri Likin, oboe; and Collegium Music Sacra.