Lapidabant Stephanum

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Motet for the feast of St. Stephen. Source of text is Acts 7:58-59 (Vulgate).

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Latin.png Latin text

58  Lapidabant[Lapidaverunt] Stephanum invocantem et dicentem: Domine Jesu Christe, suscipe[accipe] spiritum meum.
59  Positis autem genibus clamavit voce magna dicens: et ne statuas illis hoc peccatum. Et cum hoc dixisset, obdormivit in Domino.

English.png English translation

59  And they stoned Stephen who, calling upon God and saying: Lord Jesus Christ, receive my spirit.
60  And he knelt down, and cried with a loud voice, saying: do not lay this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he slept in the Lord.

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