Another of the great Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas’ hymns of the Holy Eucharist, the flesh and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. As should be with all Christians, the Eucharist was a central focus of Aquinas’ life. The Latin text and English translation follow:
Panis angelicus fit panis hominum;
Dat panis coelicus figuris terminum:
O res mirabilis! Manducat Dominum
Pauper, servus et humilis.
Te trina Deitas unaque poscimus:
Sic nos tu visita, sicut te colimus;
Per tuas semitas duc nos quo tendimus,
Ad lucem quam inhabitas. Amen.
The angelic bread becomes the bread of men;
The heavenly bread ends all prefigurations:
What wonder! The Lord is eaten by a poor and humble servant.
Triune God, we beg of you: visit us, just as we worship you.
By your ways, lead us where we are heading, to the light in which you dwell. Amen.
The image in this video is Titian’s “David and Goliath”. The lyrics and translation follow:
Alleluia. Laudate Deum omnes angeli eius, laudate eum omnes virtutes eius. Alleluia
Alleulia. Praise God, all his angels, praise him, all his hosts. Alleluia.
This video does not attempt to explain the vast subject of the Crusades, it is merely a short visual representation of some notable events and characters. For example; Peter the hermit, the Crusade leaders, St. Bernard of Clairvaux preaching the crusade, the capture of Jerusalem, etc. The two hymns in the background are Haec Dies and Confitemini Domino. The respective lyrics and translations of these hymns follow:
Haec dies quam fecit Dominus:
exultemus et laetemur in ea.
This is the day that the Lord made:
let us be glad and rejoice in it.
Confitemini Domino, quoniam bonus, quoniam in saeculum misericordia eius. Alleluia.
Have faith in the Lord for He is good, for His mercy is forever; alleluia, alleluia!