Category Archives: ADVENT

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 so much … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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.  … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A 1st Sunday of Advent sermon

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

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Your Advent plans: What do you want from your Advent?

Advent remains a penitential season, but unlike that of Lent in many respects.  I think perhaps we can call Advent a season of penitential joy, or joyful penitence.  It is a time to prepare for the Lord’s Coming.. and He … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 4th Sunday of Advent – COLLECT (2002MR) – POLL!

The Collect for this Sunday is the Post-communion of the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) in the 1962MR. Most of you who recite the Angelus know this prayer.  This time we also get the WDTPRS version since we want … Continue reading

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Expectation of the Blessed Virgin – interesting customs

Over at the excellent Lion & Cardinal there is an entry about today’s traditional observance of the Expectation of the Blessed Virgin. My emphases and comments: Dom Prosper Gueranger: This feast, which is now kept not only throughout the whole … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Ember Wednesday “Missa Aurea” – Collect (1962MR)

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

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Gaudete Rose – WDTPRS CONFIRMATION POLL

Early in the last week I posted a poll asking what color of vestments you expected to see at your church on Gaudete Sunday. Here were your results: What color vestments do you think you will see on Gaudete Sunday … Continue reading

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O Come, O Come Liturgical Blue!

Over at NLM there is an interesting and serious post about Latin Rite blue vestments in Spain.  There are some good photos over there (in which they specialize).  For example: H.E. Jesús Esteban Catalá Ibáñez, bishop of Málaga, celebrating First … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Color of Advent Vestments – Wherein Fr. Z rants

Here is my annual rant on blue vestments for Advent (see the POLL results about that). "But Father! But Father!", you might be saying.  "Aren’t the confused liberal dinosaurs dying off?  Aren’t blue vestments cliché? Yes and yes. Nevertheless, there … Continue reading

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