Lenten Read-Along: Two Irish Prayer Songs

Like most kids in Ireland, I realized to sing the lorica of St. Patrick in each English and Irish, and it was as acquainted to me because the Barry’s or Lyons tea that’s drunk in most Irish homes. The phrase lorica comes from the Latin phrase for “a coat of armor, mail, or breastplate” that was placed on earlier than the Roman troops would go to battle. The well-known “Christ before me, Christ behind me” prayer of St. Patrick is a part of a sequence of prayers invoked for his or her safety and power. Enjoy a musical model within the video under.

For extra musical inspiration at the present time, right here’s one other music all of us grew up with in Ireland. It is known as “Ag Criost An Siol” and could be very a lot related to Celtic knowledge. Follow together with the Irish and an English translation of the lyrics.

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