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New Advent and Christmas CD

The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter's apostolate in Irving, Texas -- Mater Dei parish -- has released a new CD of Advent and Christmas music.

Our friends at that parish in the Diocese of Dallas tell us: "Our new CD is 'Lumen Gentium,' which means Light of the Nations, or Light of the World, and was part of the prophecy of Simeon at the presentation in the temple, when he said Christ would be a 'light of revelation to the Gentiles.' So the music on our CD spans selections from Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and Candlemas, which officially closes the Christmas season."

Father Tomas Luis de Victoria's "Missa O Magnum Mysterium" is sung on the CD, along with Gregorian chant propers from the traditional Latin Mass and several polyphonic motets.

On the parish website is a link to purchase the CD or MP3. Funds will help self-sustain the music program at the parish, which includes several choirs.