Monday, 10 December 2007
Another early start to get Moni to Roraty, the Advent mass which starts at the Dominican abbey at Służew at 06:00. The mass is called Roraty from the first word of the first hymn sung in Latin: "Rorate caeli de super nubes pluant justum..." (O dew from heaven's clouds, fall on us...) The photo above, taken on my Nokia N95 mobile phone with the barest amount of light, is poor quality but lends something of the atmosphere. Moni sings in the choir (in the foreground, right). The abbey's acoustics are perfect for multi-part harmonies; the sound of the singing dissipates into the stillness of the massive enclosed space.