Christ Was Born to Save: Christmas Music from the Dominican Friars2017-12-25T17:20:55+00:00

With carols new and old, the friars of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., celebrate Christmas with their fourth album, Christ Was Born to Save (released November, 2016). The music of this album, recorded in the resonant acoustic of Washington’s Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, proclaims the reason that God took on our humanity by being born as a child in Bethlehem: to save us from sin and death and to fit us for heaven. Favorites such as “Away in a Manger,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” and “Silent Night” and are included along with many other beautiful carols, chants, and choral works. Proceeds from the sale of this album support the Dominican students in Washington, D.C. For more information, read about the album on our blog and download the free album liner notes.

Nearly seven hundred years ago, a Dominican friar named Henry Suso had a vision of angels singing and dancing with joy about the birth of the Infant Jesus. The German preacher and mystic poet was soon swept up by the angelic song, and penned the Christmas hymn In Dulci Jubilo as a result. “Christ was born to save.” This is what caused the angels to sing and dance in Blessed Henry’s vision, and is the true source of Christmas joy.
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If you’re itching to welcome in the yuletide with Christmas carols, a new album released by the friars of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. might just hold the holiday tune you’ve been searching for.

In addition to the newest Christmas album, the friars have also produced a music video for the hymn ‘Good Christian Men Rejoice,’ in which they honor the Blessed Henry Suso, the friar who wrote the song almost 700 years ago.

CNA/EWTN News, November 21, 2016

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