Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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TRIDUUM NOTE – How early can the Easter Vigil 2017 begin?

We are getting to that time of Lent when we should be thinking about the schedule for the Vigil of Easter. Here is an oldie but goodie. Updated for 2017. From a reader: QUAERITUR: There is a parish in our … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 08 – Wednesday in the 1st Week of Lent: Embertide

These daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season and to thank the benefactors who help me and this blog. Today is … Continue reading

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TRIDUUM NOTE: Do you have a crotalus? How about two crotali?

Let’s think ahead to the Triduum. Traditionally, after the Gloria of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, the church’s bells are silenced and a wooden noise maker is used instead.   The harsh sound is striking.   The … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 07 – Tuesday in the 1st Week of Lent: Make Church Great Again!

These daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season and to thank the benefactors who help me and this blog. Today is … Continue reading

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Solemn ANATHEMA against heretics – Sunday of Orthodoxy

UPDATE 7 March: I received this note from an Archimandrite: Dear Father, I thought you might be interested in reading what the “Rite of Orthodoxy” actually says so please see the two following links:  HERE and HERE   ___ Originally Published … Continue reading

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PRACTICAL: What should be in a traditional MC’s “Go Bag”?

Here in the realm of the Extraordinary Ordinary, where I am President of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison (a 501(c)(3) organization – please make a generous donation today!) I am fortunate to have as a colleague a … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 06: Monday in the 1st Week of Lent – Jesus has emerged victorious from His battle with Satan

These daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season and to thank the benefactors who help me and this blog. Today is … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Declaration on Sacred Music – Cantate Domino – 50th anniversary of Instruction ‘Musicam Sacram’

My friend Prof. Peter Kwasniewski has been part of a project to create a Declaration on Sacred Music – Cantate Domino – on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Instruction Musicam Sacram, promulgated exactly 50 years ago … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday Obligation for this 1st Sunday of Lent? Let us know! For my part… well… here it is.   Since I am in LENTCAzT mode, I … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 05: 1st Sunday of Lent – It is petty to criticize prayers because we do not understand them

These daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season and to thank the benefactors who help me and this blog. Today is … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage 2016 and 2017

Each year I very much like to attend in Rome the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage.  Here is a video with moments from last year’s events along with an invitation from my old friend Archbp. Sample of Portand.

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Pope Francis: modernity, vernacular stirred up many problems – music “mediocre, superficial and banal”

Nothing will come of this, of course, but it is nice to hear it from Pope Francis.  Alas, Benedict XVI and John Paul II said similar things about music and liberals ignored them, too. Via Vatican Radio [which is going to … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 04: Saturday after Ash Wednesday – May the Virgin Most Holy help us

These daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season and to thank the benefactors who help me and this blog. Today is … Continue reading

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Friday after Ash Wednesday … once The Feast of the Crown of Thorns

UPDATE: A reader has sent photos from the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris where she saw the relic exposed! She wrote: I was impressed by the huge crowd and most went up to venerate the Crown. The service was … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 03: Friday after Ash Wednesday – Three purposes for Lent

These daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season and to thank the benefactors who help me and this blog. Today is … Continue reading

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