Category Archives: ADVENT

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 … 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 at … 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 Vespers … 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 are still some … Continue reading

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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.
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Lest any “traditional” Catholics think today’s Collect is less valuable because it isn’t old enough, or wasn’t in the 1570 Missale … 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 1962MR, … 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 similar to … 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 pietate … 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, … 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 … 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, … 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 David
21 December – … Continue reading

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