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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday after Pentecost: “HEY YOU!” *smack*

Here’s something a little different.  Let’s look at the Secret for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost, in the traditional use of the Roman Rite, also used on Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent, which has its Station Mass at San … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 11th Ordinary Sunday – ‘firmness’ and ‘infirmity, ‘intention’ and ‘action’

This week’s Collect is pretty much the same as one in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary and the prayer in the 1962 Missale Romanum used during the week after Trinity Sunday.
Deus, in te sperantium fortitudo, invocantibus nostris adesto propitius, et, quia … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Body and Blood of the Lord: His yoke is “sweet” and “light”

In the traditional Roman calendar for the 1962 Missale Romanum today, Thursday, is the Feast of Corpus Domini, or Corpus Christi.  In the post-Conciliar Missal’s calendar today is also Corpus Christi.
In the Novus Ordo and the traditional calendar many people will observe Corpus … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Pentecost Sunday: that strong stable edge

The Fiftieth Day Feast, Hebrew Shavuot or Greek Pentekosté, for the Jews commemorated the descent of God’s Law to Moses on Mount Sinai, wreathed in fire, fifty days after the Exodus.  Fifty days after Our Lord’s Resurrection, the tenth (perfection) … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 5th Sunday after Easter (TLM): Fr. Z rants on liturgical goop, cracks bones

I am going to drag you – again – through my standard and sustained rant about liturgy, punctuated by Latin vocabulary and Neoplatonism.
First, to be grown up Catholics we need a Mass for grown ups.
Our Mass should give us thick … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 4th Sunday of Easter (2002MR) – Mighty humble Shepherd, humble mighty flock

Coming up this weekend…
Those who generally frequent Holy Mass with the traditional form of the Roman Rite heard the Gospel about the Good Shepherd last week.   In the Novus Ordo, that Gospel is read this week, for the 4th Sunday … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday after Easter (TLM): joy, devastation and rising

This Sunday in the Novus Ordo is the 3rd Sunday OF Easter.  This Sunday in the Traditional Calendar is the 2nd Sunday AFTER Easter.   This probably reflects how, traditionally Romans tend to count.  But I am already digressing.
Let’s see what … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Quasimodo Sunday “in albis”, Low Sunday

In the post-Conciliar calendar Sunday is technically the “Second Sunday of Easter.”
It is sometimes called “Thomas Sunday” because of the Gospel reading about the doubting Apostle.
It is also famously called “Quasimodo Sunday” for the first word of the opening chant, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Monday in Holy Week: “Are we there yet?”

COLLECT
Da, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus, ut, qui ex nostra infirmitate deficimus, intercedente Unigeniti Filii tui passione, respiremus.
Today’s prayer was in the 1962 Missale Romanum and its predecessors. It was in the ancient Gregorian Sacramentary in both the Hadrianum and Paduense manuscripts as well … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Palm Sunday: example that transforms

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  The Sacred Triduum (triduum from tres dies – “three day space”) were once days of obligation when people were freed from servile work so that they could attend the liturgies, once celebrated … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 5th Sunday of Lent: Undergoing liturgical death

Traditionally this upcoming Sunday is called First Passion Sunday or First Sunday of the Passion.  “Passiontide” begins.
It is also known as Iudica Sunday, from the first word of the Introit of Mass (from Ps 42/41), and sometimes Repus (from repositus … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday of Lent- Laetare: Prompt devotion, eager faith, here and now

The nickname Laetare originated from the first word of the Introit chant for Sunday’s Mass, “Rejoice!”
On Laetare Sunday there is a slight relaxation of Lent’s penitential spirit, because we have a glimpse of the joy that is coming at Easter, now … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Lent (2002MR): The two wings of prayer

WARNING BELOW…
Roman Station: St. Lawrence outside the walls
An examination of our conscience is a humbling experience.  When we look to see who really are inside, we can have different reactions.  Sometimes we find things which frighten and discourage us.  If … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday of Lent (NO): Having a really good look

Here is the Collect of the 2nd Sunday of Lent, a new composition for the Novus Ordo based on a precedent in the Liber Mozarabicus Sacramentorum:
Deus, qui nobis dilectum Filium tuum audire praecepisti, verbo tuo interius nos pascere digneris, ut, spiritali purificato … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Lent (N.O.): The Lenten “Sacrament”

The Roman Station for the 1st Sunday of Lent is St. John Lateran.
COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (2002MR):
Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus, ut, per annua quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti, et ad intellegendum Christi proficiamus arcanum, et effectus eius digna conversatione sectemur.
Quadragesima is the Latin word for … Continue reading

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