Friday, 23 January 2009

Blessing of Lambs


With thanks to Theodosius the Cenobiarch and the Vatican's new youtube channel, here is the Holy Father blessing lambs on Wednesday for the feast of St Agnes -if you listen very carefully gentle bleating can be heard under the voiceover:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=nkkr7CisI7Q&feature=channel_page

More about St Agnes and the lambs may be found here and Fr Hunwicke on St Ambrose's office hymn and Euripides here (which reminds me how much less I find myself afflicted by the curse of knowing dead languages than I once did!).

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