Category Archives: Liturgy Science Theatre 3000

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Pope Francis to expand concelebration into the “Tridentine” Mass

I’m not sure what’s up with this, but it can’t be good. From Pisces News with my emphases and comments: Pope Francis to Change “Tridentine” Rite in spirit of Mercy ROME (PiscesNews): In a long-anticipated surprise move Pope Francis has begun his own … Continue reading

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Pedilavium: the next phase

Via the often amusing ignatius his conclave: Pedicure The following announcement recently appeared in L’Osservatore Romano: Radical changes are being made to the Rite of Pedilavium (Foot Washing). Previously the rite was celebrated with twelve men on Holy Thursday. The … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Pontifical Vestments Fund Raising – RED

Here is a shot of one the intrepid staff at Gammarelli cutting fabric for the cope. This reminds me of the famous Moroni portrait of The Tailor which hangs in the National Gallery.    It is an interesting painting, because Moroni … Continue reading

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Buona Pasquetta!

It is Easter Monday.  In Rome and all over Italy, everything is pretty much closed up for what they call “Pasquetta” (Little Easter) and also “Lunedì dell’Angelo” (Angel Monday), which calls to mind the exchange between the angel and the … Continue reading

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EXSULTET: WDTPRS and audio

The EXSULTET is one of the most spectacular moments of all the Church’s liturgical life. When it is sung well in Latin the Church is in her glory! I have fond memories of singing the Exsultet. The first time, I … Continue reading

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A Tenebrae excerpt: “O my people! lament, like a virgin”

The Lamentations of Fr. Z include verses on the loss of the singing of Tenebrae, whole and entire in its proper language. The ordering of the psalms is not particularly profound, but the antiphons and responsories are simply incomparable in … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 46 – Holy Saturday: the activity of bees

It is Holy Saturday in the Sacred Triduum. We are dead with Christ in the tomb awaiting the spark in the darkness. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season. … Continue reading

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Washing Feet – observations

I refer the readership to some lucid and sober comments about the pedilavium, the foot washing, that can occur as an option in both uses of the Roman Rite. Fr John Hunwicke makes some keen and, for liberals sobering, observations. I expunged … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 45 – Good Friday: The Twelfth Station

It is Good Friday in the Sacred Triduum. Coincidentally, it is the Feast of St. Dismas, the Good Thief. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/45_lentcazt16.mp3 I … Continue reading

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25 March: Feast of St. Dismas – The Good Thief

Today should be Lady Day, the Feast of the Annunciation, the instant of the Incarnation. Because today is Good Friday, Lady Day is transferred. However, 25 March is also the Feast of the Good Thief, St. Dismas! Could there be a … Continue reading

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