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Recessional for Christmas Day Mass at St. Raphael's.

A recording of my own composition of the Communion Antiphon for the 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday) for year A of the liturgical cycle. @ St. Raphael the Archangel - Old Mill Creek IL

I normally compose these to the English texts, but the Latin is so much more beautiful and concise than the English.

Latin text is: "Lutum fecit ex sputo Dominus, et linivit, oculos meos: et abii, et lavi, et vidi, credidi Deo."

English text is: "The Lord made some clay with his spittle, and he spread it over my eyes; and I went forth, I washed myself, I began to see, and I put my faith in God."

Paint stripper was a chore - so we experimented with a sandblaster! Works well - it leaves the surface pretty rough, although a light sanding after will smooth it out. They are going to be painted again, so we will see if the rough surface impacts the finish of the paint.

Brief guest appearance by Bella!

St. Peter Canisius - Chicago IL - Christmas 1975 - Midnight Mass

St. Raphael-St. Peter Canisius Kinetic Blower. Here the blower box is assembled. The blower is complete, and awaits the static reservoir and the rest of the organ's winding system! It's very loud - but once the winding system is complete, and a sound-dampening box is built around it, it will be much better.

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Fries Keyboard Works, LLC

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