Devotions for Advent
From my days at Dallas Theological Seminary, I remember my church history professor, Dr. John Hannah, saying that the three most critical books in a seminarian’s library are the Bible, a book of the historical creeds of the church, and a good hymnal. In the choral settings of many liturgical latin texts all three of these unite forces as scripture is quoted, orthodoxy is summarized, and rich melodies are sung.
During this season of Advent, I will present short reflections on four liturgical latin texts along with links to choral settings. May the reader be enriched by both the truth and the music.