Saint Gregory I, the great.
Gregory was born around the year 540. His father Gredianos, a righteous man was a member Roman Congress. His mother Sylivia, ended up her last years as nun in a convent. Therefore Gregory grew in a holy entourage, and got the best available education at his time. At the age of 30 year, he was appointed as the mayor (or governor) of the city of
In 590, the bishops, clergy and people of
Pope Gregory spent a great effort in reforming the liturgical life of his Church. He organized her rituals, and published them in his famous book: “The Gregorian Rite”. He also took great care of the ecclesiastic music; which he personally loved, and which still until our days carries his name. He diffused the prayer of psalms as part of the office prayers, song in two choirs, copying this from
After a life filled with great deeds and glorious accomplishments, he deserved to be called “Gregory the Great”, and doctor of the Church. He died in the Lord in March 12, in the year 604, leaving behind a real treasure of liturgical, musical, and canon writings. May his prayers be with us. Amen.