Daily Archives: 21 December 2008

REVIEW: St. John Cantius (Chicago) TLM – Missa Cantata – instructional DVD

I received in the mail a new instructional DVD for a TLM, Missa Cantata, prepared by the excellent Canons of St. John Cantius in Chicago.  I went through it and it was a treat. First, St. John’s is a beautiful … Continue reading

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Angola greetings!

A shout out to the person logging in from Angola! 

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A solstice analemma

From Astronomy Picture of the Day… fascinating… Analemma Over the Porch of Maidens Credit & Copyright: Anthony Ayiomamitis (TWAN) Explanation: If you took a picture of the Sun at the same time each day, would it remain in the same … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to

… tweet. @fatherz

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Snowy Sabine Scene

I was pretty much snowed in at the Sabine Farm today.  But yesterday the FedEx guy could still get in easily. He brought Edmund Campion by Evelyn Waugh and The Priests a CD of music sung by, well, priests.  These … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 77: An Advent hymn dissected “Vox clara”, with digressions

  I decided during Advent to drill into the hymns in the Liturgia Horarum.  We continue our drilling with the hymn for the Office of Lauds or "Morning Prayer" in the post-Conciliar Liturgia Horarum called Vox clara ecce intonat, with … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: kissing the ring of a bishop

From a reader: I am a daily reader of your blog and have learned a number of things over the last few months.  So, thank you.  However, I have a question… I am planning on attending the installation of Msgr. Barry … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 21 December – O Oriens

We continue our look at the O Antiphons. LATIN: O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol iustitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris et umbra mortis. ENGLISH: O dawn of the east, brightness of light eternal, and sun of justice: … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday of Advent (2002MR)

Today’s Collect is the Post-communion of the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) in the 1962MR. Most of you who recite the Angelus know this prayer.  This time we also get the WDTPRS version since we want to know what … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 4th Sunday of Advent 1962MR

What Does the Prayer Really Say?   4th Sunday of Advent – Roman Station: Basilica of the Twelve Holy Apostles COLLECT (1962MR):Excita, quaesumus, Domine,potentiam tuam, et veni: et magna nobis virtute succurre; ut, per auxilium gratiae tuae, quod nostra peccata praepediunt, … Continue reading

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