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Weigel on improvising priests. Fr. Z rants.

We had an honorable mention in a piece by George Weigel today, not by name, but pretty much everyone knows what’s what. In First Things, Weigel is rightly worked up about priests who, contrary to law and good sense, impose … Continue reading

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Your Real Epiphany Sermon Notes

Last night, 6 January, we celebrated real Epiphany with a Solemn Mass.  At the beginning we blessed chalk.  Alas, there was no myrrh, though there was plenty of frankincense.  Our Deacon, Fr. Schroeder, sang the Noveritis. Were you able to go … Continue reading

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Vigil of Epiphany: Special Blessing of Water

Wonderful customs come with the Feast of the Epiphany.  Epiphany is 6 January, by the way. On Epiphany we can bless gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Bring all your spare, unblessed myrrh to your priest… and gold.  Bring lots of spare … Continue reading

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“Let y’all know!” The Epiphany chant announcement of 2016’s liturgical dates

Someone posted a printable image of the Noveritis (“Let y’all know”) in Gregorian chant notation for the singing of the liturgical dates for 2016 which takes place at Epiphany after the Gospel.  Find it over there. NB: In this year’s version … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Epiphany (Sunday) Collect: transformed by the beauty of Your sublime glory

In the Novus Ordo calendar Epiphany (which is supposed to be 12 days after Christmas – the reason it is called “Twelfth Night”) is sometimes moved to the Sunday.  I suppose that they reasoned that more people would celebrate the important … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why should we use black vestments for All Souls Day or funerals?

From a priest: My pastor said to me, “if you give me a good enough reason why I should wear black vestments on All Souls’ Day, I will do it.” What, exactly, would you recommend I tell him? My mind … Continue reading

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“They were the Church’s first blossoms” – the Holy Innocents

Today is Childermas, the Feast of the Holy Innocents. Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child, By by, lully lullay, thou little tiny child, By by, lully lullay. O sisters too, How may we do For to preserve this day This … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 27: The world’s first Christmas hymn

In gratitude to my donors and benefactors, during Advent posted 5 minute daily podcasts to help you prepare for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord. And so, here is CHRISTMASCAzT 27, for Christmas Day.  Have some Mystic Monk Coffee and … Continue reading

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What was the Star of Bethlehem?

I want to remind the readership of a cool DVD (sent to me last year by a reader) and website wherein a good argument is made about the Star of Bethlehem. What was the Star of Bethlehem, anyway? Surely it … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 26: Come, Lord Jesus come!

In gratitude to my donors and benefactors, during Advent I have posted 5 minute daily podcasts to help you prepare for tomrrow’s feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. And so, here is ADVENTCAzT 26, for Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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