Monthly Archives: April 2011

Preparing for the Easter Vigil

Some quick glimpses.

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for the Easter Vigil

Pope Benedict’s sermon for the Vigil of Easter with extra paragraph breaks and my emphases and comments: Dear Brothers and Sisters, The liturgical celebration of the Easter Vigil makes use of two eloquent signs. First there is the fire that … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Vigil of Easter: stir up in your Church a spirit of adoption

Our Lenten journey brings us to the greatest feast day of the whole liturgical year. We saw the priesthood and Eucharist instituted at Holy Thursday.  A glimpse of Easter glory was given us with the singing of the Gloria.  The … Continue reading

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Gregorian chant v. folk music. A parish in Toronto. Fr. Z rants.

Pope Benedict has proposed what I have called his “Marshall Plan” to renew Catholic identity.  This must involve a reading of the Second Vatican Council in continuity with all the other Councils, not as a point of rupture.  That goes … Continue reading

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Some posts, as they scroll along. Preparing for Good Friday A WDTPRS favorite spotted WDTPRS REVISITED: The “new” Good Friday prayer for Jews inserted into the 1962MR NYC, Manhattan: Extraordinary Form Triduum at Holy Innocents Major League Baseball – another … Continue reading


Preparing for Good Friday

As we get ready at Holy Innocents. For noise.. the crotulus… The clacker…

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A WDTPRS favorite spotted

From the Vatican Multimedia feed of the Good Friday service in St. Peter’s Basilica. Just a glimpse of one of WDTPRS’s favorite churchmen, in our daily prayers. Cardinal Burke was one of the Deacons at the Throne for the service.

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WDTPRS REVISITED: The “new” Good Friday prayer for Jews inserted into the 1962MR

Later today, I will participate in the Good Friday service in the Extraordinary Form.  Thank you, Holy Father for Summorum Pontificum. During the Good Friday service, there are many intercessory prayers.  One of them is for the Jews.  Over the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Good Friday: cruor… streaming gore

Cruor has a precise meaning: “Blood (which flows from a wound), a stream of blood (more restricted in meaning than sanguis, which designates both that circulating in bodies and that shed by wounding). ORATIO: Reminiscere miserationum tuarum, Domine, et famulos … Continue reading

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Major League Baseball – another Good Friday blown save

There are quite a few Major League Baseball games scheduled for tonight, but there is just one scheduled during the day at the time Good Friday services are on: 2:20 PM ET in Chicago: Dodgers at Cubs at Wrigley. I … Continue reading

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23 April: Talk Like Shakespeare Day…. POSTPONED?

A had a note from a reader: Father Z:  thank you for supporting Talk Like S. Day in the past.  Because it falls on Holy Saturday, will you defer it this year to a later date? Quoth I in response … Continue reading

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Preparing for Holy Thursday Mass

The chasuble I get to use tonight at Holy Innocents in Manhattan. A detail. I am told the Sister who made this didn’t have the chance to finish it. UPDATE: A few photos of the Mass.

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D. Springfield: revival of the St. Michael the Archangel Prayer

I received a very interesting note from a reader in my email today.   On the blog of Fr. Daren Zehnle called Servant and Steward I learn that His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield has authorized for … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Attending Triduum services

A quick WDTPRS POLL: Please leave a comment in the combox if you care to.

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Card. Burke on women covering their heads in church

The great Canonical Defender, Dr. Ed Peters has an interesting note on the use… here we go again… about women wearing head coverings in church. He has something from Cardinal Burke in the topic. But first, in a nutshell here … Continue reading

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