Category Archives: ADVENT

WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday of Advent (2002MR)

From an old WDTPRS article. These articles were the original reason why I started this blog in the first place. […] Lest any “traditional” Catholics think today’s Collect is less valuable because it isn’t old enough, or wasn’t in the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Post Communion – Saturday – 1st Week of Advent

We continue a look at Advent Post Communions in the 2002MR. This prayer, also the Post Communion of the 3rd Sunday of Advent, is in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary. It is also the Postcommunio for this same Sunday in the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Post Communion – Thursday – 1st Week of Advent

We continue our march through the prayers of Holy Mass in different seasons, now the season of Advent. We are looking now at the Post Communions in the Novus Ordo. The context of the Post Communion in the Mass is … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 24 December – COLLECT (2002MR)

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 tua … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 23 December COLLECT (2002MR)

Here is the first prayer for the Mass of 23 December, the last full day of Advent before the Vigil of Christmas. COLLECT: Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, nativitatem Filii tui secundum carnem propinquare cernentes, quaesumus, ut nobis indignis famulis tuis misericordiam … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 23 December – O Antiphon – O Emmanuel

We continue our look at the O Antiphons.   We have to the final full day before the Vigil of Christmas. LATIN: O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos Domine Deus noster. ENGLISH: … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 22 December COLLECT (2002MR)

We are closing in on our goal.   Let’s look at the Collect for 22 December in the 2002MR.  The Roman Station today is the Basilica of the Twelve Apostles. COLLECT: Deus, qui, hominem delapsum in mortem conspiciens, Unigeniti tui adventu … Continue reading

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O Antiphons – summary

Years ago, I made a little webpage for the O Antiphons.  It might be useful. Also, on this blog 17 December – O Sapientia 18 December – O Adonai 19 December – O Radix Iesse 20 December – O Clavis … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 22 December – O Antiphon – O Rex gentium

A continuation of our look at the O Antiphons for these last few days before Christmas… LATIN: O Rex gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. ENGLISH: O King … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 77: An Advent hymn dissected “Vox clara”, with digressions

  I decided during Advent to drill into the hymns in the Liturgia Horarum.  We continue our drilling with the hymn for the Office of Lauds or "Morning Prayer" in the post-Conciliar Liturgia Horarum called Vox clara ecce intonat, with … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 21 December – O Oriens

We continue our look at the O Antiphons. LATIN: O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol iustitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris et umbra mortis. ENGLISH: O dawn of the east, brightness of light eternal, and sun of justice: … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday of Advent (2002MR)

Today’s Collect 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 to know what … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 4th Sunday of Advent 1962MR

What Does the Prayer Really Say?   4th Sunday of Advent – Roman Station: Basilica of the Twelve Holy Apostles COLLECT (1962MR):Excita, quaesumus, Domine,potentiam tuam, et veni: et magna nobis virtute succurre; ut, per auxilium gratiae tuae, quod nostra peccata praepediunt, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 20 December COLLECT (2002MR) – it’s “ineffable”

Here is the (ineffable) Collect for 20 December, during this period of intense prayer and longing for the Lord’s Coming. COLLECT: Deus, aeterna maiestas, cuius ineffabile Verbum, Angelo nuntiante, Virgo immaculata suscepit, et, domus divinitatis effecta, Sancti Spiritus luce repletur, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 20 December – O Clavis David

We continue our look at the O Antiphons with today’s O Clavis David LATIN: O clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel: qui aperis, et nemo claudit; claudis, et nemo aperit: veni, et educ vinctum de domo carceris, sedentem in tenebris. … Continue reading

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