Posts tagged ‘Eleanor Daley’

November 11, 2012

2012-11-11 Notes from the Bench

A commentary on this week’s music by Dr. James Gerber, Music Associate

Requiem” by Eleanor Daley

November is a month of remembrance; that point in the cycle of the liturgical year when Christians remember all those who have gone before us into eternal life.  This evening, the All Saints’ community will celebrate a Solemn Requiem in remembrance of all those of our parish who have recently died.  Customs of commemoration and praying for the souls of the departed can be traced back to pre-Apostolic times; the Jewish people prayed for the eternal rest of the deceased’s immortal souls.

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