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The Nativity of Mary

The Nativity of Mary

Today is the Feast of the Nativity of Mary – Mary’s birthday! This September date relates to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8. If Mary was conceived on December 8, then she was born on September 8, nine months later.

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Sequence

Sequence

The sequence (one of which will be recited, or preferably sung on the Feast of Pentecost) is thought to have begun (around the 9th century) as a genre of poetry when Roman chant was flourishing and spreading across Europe. As Roman chant was intended primarily as a musical meditation upon the Word of God, so the Sequence was intended as a musical, meditative extension of the Alleluia verse.

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