For the past 5+ years, Lingua Angelica has sat patiently on my school shelf. I ordered it years ago when my oldest girl was in the 5th grade, but we have never gotten to the implementation stage of this simple and beautiful Latin supplement.
If you are not familiar, Lingua Angelica is a Christian Latin translation program that is gentle and intended for those that are very early in their Latin learning. The curriculum uses actual Latin songs and prayers to teach Latin grammar through translation. It is certainly not meant to be used to teach Latin in and of itself, but to supplement Latin studies.
This Christmas Season, I was determined to pull Latina Angelica off of my shelf for us to memorize Adeste Fideles. I would not allow another year to go by without us memorizing this beautiful song!
Even though I had to let many, many school tasks fall by the wayside this Christmas Season, I am so tickled that my younger girls and I were able to memorize these Good, Beautiful, and True words.
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Adeste Fideles – O Come, All Ye Faithful
Adeste, Fideles, laeti triumphantes;
Venite, Venite in Bethlehem.
Natum videte, Regem angelorum.
Venite adoremus, venite adoremus,
Venite adoremus, Dominum.
Deum de Deo, Lumen de lumine,
Gestant puellae viscera;
Deum verum, Genitum, non factum.
Angels Announcing the Birth of Christ to the Shepherds by Govert Flinck in 1639. This painting is oil on canvas and is currently located at Lourve Museum, France.
Source: Wikimedia Commons
O come, all ye faithful, joyful, and triumphant;
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and adore him, born the King of angels.
O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord.
True God of true God, Light from Light Eternal,
Lo, he shuns not the Virgin’s womb;
Son of the Father, begotten not created.
My mama had a Nat King Cole Christmas album on record that we listened to every year when I was a little girl. Nat King Cole’s silky smooth voice singing Adeste Fideles in Latin and English holds a special place in my heart.
You can take a listen here:
What have you and your children memorized this Christmas Season? Special Christmas songs or hymns? A lovely Christmas poem? A speech for a Christmas play?
Please share in the comments! I love to read about other homeschool families. ❤
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