View Preview Dies IraeThe Sequence of the Mass for the Dead $19.95 Format Choose an optionHardcover Quantity Dies Irae quantity Add to cart A sign will appear in the sky before the glorious return of Christ the King. Angelic trumpets will sound, and the dead will arise. Souls who humbly wait in expectation will rejoice and enter into heavenly rest. Those who reject God will cry in terror, as they enter the eternal flames.“Dies Irae” (day of wrath), called “a musical gem even without the music” and “the giant among hymns,” was composed by Thomas of Celano, a companion and the first biographer of St. Francis of Assisi. First written in Latin, it has been translated hundreds of times into many languages and is regarded even by secular experts as one of the greatest masterpiece of Western poetry.In this reprint of his classic work, Msgr. Nicholaus Gihr elucidates Dies Irae: The Sequence of the Mass for the Dead for devotional reading and meditation. Although we do not know when the end of the world and the final judgment will come, each soul will face a particular judgment upon his death. Drawing from the Bible, the Liturgy of the Church, and the writings of the saints, Msgr. Gihr grandiloquently reflects upon the beauty and insights of this renowned lyric poem and chant, allowing the reader to dwell upon the soul's final journey in a way that is both convicting and inspiring. Msgr. Gihr's reflections challenge and spur us on; amid pain and suffering, his words comfort and uplift.As “the Day” draws near, Rev. Gihr encourages readers to:keep watch, as in Advent, and cast off slothfulfill even the smallest duties with intentionalityguard against idle conversations and indifferencereflect upon the things of Heavenremember that thoughts, actions, and inactions will be revealedrepent, serve the poor, and show and receive God's mercyabandon lukewarmness, pray for others, fast, and do penanceadore in fear and trembling nowask the intercession of Our Lady, the angels, and the saints now … to enjoy their friendship later!Dies Irae reminds us that the future of the just is hopeful, since God will re-create the earth and transform our lowly bodies into glorified bodies. Although the day of reckoning must inspire a just and reverential fear, by living virtuously we can await the coming of our Good Shepherd with joy and hope. Details Pages 128 ISBN or UPC 978-1-64413-572-3 Dimensions N/A Weight N/A SKU 5723 Reviews There are no reviews yet. Add your review Cancel replyYour rating * Rate… Perfect Good Average Not that bad Very poor Your review *Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You Might Also Like The Chapel Veil $5.99 The Aquinas Prayer Book Ecce Fiat $16.99 Archbishop Sheen’s Book of Sacraments The Catholic Mass
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