Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Benedictus Antiphon for July 3

John 20:29 Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen and have believed.

Quia vidisti me, Thoma
KWEE-ah vee-DEE-stee may, TOH-mah
because you-have-seen me, Thomas


Beati qui non viderunt
bay-AH-tee kwee nohn vee-DAY-roont
blessed-ones who not they-have-seen

et crediderunt.
ayt cray-dee-DAY-roont.
and they-have-believed.

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