Gaudeamus

Christus vincit!
Christus regnat!
Christus imperat!
Exaudi Christi…

M and I had this in our heads all day yesterday–it’s the refrain from the petitions of the prayers from a 12th century Easter mass from Autun. I absolutely love it especially since so many of the prayers were for high-ranking politicos. The image I get is of the crowned Sephanus and Robert looking around nerveously… Even while they and their reigns are being prayed for, the canons burst out into enthusiastic song to proclaim the conquest and rule of a far greater Lord. He is risen indeed.

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