Category Archives: ADVENT

WDTPRS 24 December COLLECT (2002MR): The consolations of Thy Coming.

The Collect for today’s Mass in the 2002MR, the last of Advent, brings us to the very threshold of the humble place where the Lord was born.
COLLECT (2002MR):
Festina, quaesumus, ne tardaveris, Domine Iesu,
ut adventus tui consolationibus subleventur,
qui in … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | Comments Off on WDTPRS 24 December COLLECT (2002MR): The consolations of Thy Coming.

WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 18 December

In these final days of Advent preparation, the Church prays with great intensity.  It is one of the “greater feria” of Advent, the home stretch, as it were.
Here is today’s
COLLECT (2002MR):
Concede, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus,
ut, qui sub peccati iugo … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | Tagged | 5 Comments

The O Antiphons: 17 December – O Sapientia

The O Antiphons: 17 December
O Sapientia

LATIN: O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodidisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviter disponensque omnia: veni ad docendum nos … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | 7 Comments

WDTPRS Thursday in the 3rd Week of Advent: We’re all going to die!

This Collect was in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary.  In the 1962MR it was one of the prayers for Ember Saturday of Advent.  The cutting, snipping experts of Fr. Bugnini’s Consilium decided in their wisdom to add a word, salutari, for … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | Tagged , | 22 Comments

WDTPRS Ember Wednesday “Missa Aurea” Collect: solace for the lonely

Today, Ember Wednesday of Advent, those who have the use of the older, traditional Roman Missal, offer worship to God with the so-called Missa aurea, the “Golden Mass”.
There is a strong Marian overtone to today’s Mass formulary.  The Roman … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

WDTPRS Tuesday in the 3rd Week of Advent

Here is the Collect for Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Advent:
COLLECT (2002MR):
Deus, qui novam creaturam
per Unigenitum tuum nos esse fecisti,
in opera misericordiae tuae propitius intuere,
et in adventu Filii tui
ab omnibus nos maculis vetustatis emunda.

This was in the Gelasian Sacramentary, … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | Tagged | 7 Comments

WDTPRS Monday 3rd Week of Advent: See ya’ later!

Here is the Collect for the Monday of the 3rd week of Advent.
COLLECT:
Voci nostrae, quaesumus, Domine,
aures tuae pietati accomoda,
et cordis nostri tenebras
gratia Filii tui nos visitantis illustra.
This was in the 1962MR on the 3rd Sunday of Advent.  It was also … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | 22 Comments

WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Advent (1962MR) – Collect: illumination of our darkness

COLLECT (1962MR):
Aurem tuam, quaesumus, Domine, precibus nostris accommoda:
et mentis nostrae tenebras, gratia tuae visitationis illustra.
The multi-volume Corpus orationum says this prayer was, with variations, in numerous ancient manuscripts.  The mickle Lewis & Short Dictionary says accommodo means “to fit or … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | Tagged | 5 Comments

Saturday in the 2nd Week of Advent

Here is the Collect for Saturday of the 2nd Week of Advent.
This prayer has its roots in Rotulus 19 published with the Veronese Sacramentary.  It is also in Gelasian Sacramentary.  It was not in any edition of the Missale Romanum … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | Tagged | 1 Comment

WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Advent – Collect (200MR):

We are coming to the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also nicknamed Gaudete…. the plural imperative of gaudeo, “Rejoice!”.  This Sunday there is a relaxation of the penitential aspect of Advent.  Yes, Advent is a penitential time, though not … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | Tagged , | 13 Comments

WDTPRS: Collect – Friday of the 2nd Week of Advent

The Collect for Friday of the 2nd Week of Advent.
This is an ancient prayer, found in the Gelasian Sacramentary among the prayers for Advent.
Concede, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus, plebi tuae
adventum Unigeniti tui cum summa vigilantia exspectare,
ut, sicut ipse docuit auctor nostrae … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | Tagged | 6 Comments

WDTPRS: Comparison of versions of today’s Collect.

I posted this in 2007, and herein revise.
Here is the Collect for Thursday of the 2nd Week of Advent in the 2002MR:

COLLECT:
Excita, Domine, corda nostra
ad praeparandas Unigeniti tui vias,
ut, per eius adventum,
purificatis tibi mentibus servire mereamur.

This was in the 1962 … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ADVENT, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged | 9 Comments

WDTPRS 2nd Sunday of Advent (1962MR)

The 2nd Sunday of Advent harks to the City of David: Jerusalem.   Indeed the Roman Station is at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme.
Jerusalem is not just the physical place we might visit, where the historical events we commemorate took place.  Jerusalem … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | Tagged | 3 Comments

WDTPRS 2nd Sunday of Advent (200MR): nasty sticky muck

Lest any “traditional” Catholics think today’s Collect is less valuable because it isn’t old enough, or wasn’t in the 1570 Missale Romanum, it is from 8th century the Gelasian Sacramentary.
COLLECT (2002MR):
Omnipotens et misericors Deus,
in tui occursum Filii festinantes
nulla opera terreni … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in ADVENT, SESSIUNCULA, WDTPRS | Tagged | 4 Comments

A 1st Sunday of Advent sermon

I haven’t posted a sermon in quite some time.
Here is a Sunday offering.

Please share!
Posted in ADVENT, Sermons | 11 Comments