Daily Archives: 18 December 2005

4th Sunday of Advent

What Does the Prayer Really Say? 4th Sunday of Advent Some feedback. MK of Lake View, NY writes concerning my claim in WDPTRS of 29 November last about the origin of the term “secret” which formerly identified the oratio super … Continue reading

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Sunday in the Octave of Christmas – Holy Family

What Does the Prayer Really Say? Holy Family – Sunday in the Octave of Christmas Originally our Feast today was celebrated on the first Sunday after Epiphany but after the post-Conciliar reform of the calendar it was moved forward, probably … Continue reading

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Epiphany

What Does the Prayer Really Say? Epiphany The cycle of Christmas was traditionally a magnificent drama in three acts. These different stages of the cycle reveal different aspects of the Incarnation of the Word. During Advent we are taught by … Continue reading

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4th Sunday of Advent – Station: Twelve Apostles

What Does the Prayer Really Say? 4th Sunday of Advent – Station: Twelve Apostles Once in a while I get some feedback that makes my day, nay rather, my year. EM writes via e-mail: “I want to thank you for … Continue reading

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Christmas Day

What Does the Prayer Really Say? Christmas Day – Roman Station: 1st and 3rd Masses – Basilica of St. Mary Major, 2nd Mass – St. Anastasia We have a new Secretary for the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of … Continue reading

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4th Sunday of Advent – Station: Twelve Apostles

What Does the Prayer Really Say? 4th Sunday of Advent Some feedback. MK of Lake View, NY writes concerning my claim in WDPTRS of 29 November last about the origin of the term “secret” which formerly identified the oratio super … Continue reading

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3rd Sunday of Advent – Gaudete – Roman Station: Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican

What Does the Prayer Really Say? 3rd Sunday of Advent – Gaudete – Roman Station: Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican His Eminence Francis Card. Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments (CDWDS) … Continue reading

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2nd Sunday of Advent – Station: Holy Cross in Jerusalem

What Does the Prayer Really Say? 2nd Sunday of Advent – Roman Station: Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem Last week I wrote: “WDTPRS thinks there will soon be a significant change at the (Congregation for Divine Worship and … Continue reading

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1st Sunday of Advent

What Does the Prayer Really Say? 1st Sunday of Advent – Roman Station: St. Mary Major These WDTPRS articles carefully explore week by week what the Latin prayers of Holy Mass really say. The first year of this series examined … Continue reading

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Sunday in the Octave of Christmas – Holy Family

What Does the Prayer Really Say? Holy Family – Sunday in the Octave of Christmas A liturgical “octave” is an eight day period following and including the feast. In a way, the Church suspends time so that we can “rest” … Continue reading

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4th Sunday of Advent

What Does the Prayer Really Say? Fourth Sunday of Advent This Sunday is both the Fourth Sunday of Advent and also Christmas Eve. Thus, in the morning we can have the Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and in … Continue reading

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Supplement

What Does the Prayer Really Say? Supplement Because last week the regular WDTPRS column did not appear (e-mail difficulties, short week, the dog ate my homework), I am putting my regular ramblings in a separate article. It’s Advent again, and … Continue reading

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2nd & 3rd Sundays of Advent

What Does the Prayer Really Say? The 2nd & 3rd Sundays of Advent Due to technical difficulties and a short week, last week for the first time in four years WDTPRS did not appear. This week, we content ourselves with … Continue reading

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2nd & 3rd Sundays of Advent

What Does the Prayer Really Say? The 2nd & 3rd Sundays of Advent Due to technical difficulties and a short week, last week for the first time in four years WDTPRS did not appear. This week, we content ourselves with … Continue reading

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2nd Sunday of Advent

What Does the Prayer Really Say? The 2nd Sunday of Advent When we approach difficult questions or topics, we must be humble before them, admitting the truth when made plain and ignorance when plainly we don’t have a clue. I … Continue reading

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