Category Archives: Christmas and Epiphany

31 Dec & 1 Jan: Plenary Indulgences for the faithful

On 31 December  the faithful can gain a Plenary Indulgence by public recitation or singing of the Te Deum.On 1 January the faithful can gain a Plenary Indulgence by public recitation or singing of the Veni Creator.
From the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Sunday in the Octave of Christmas (1962MR)

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COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (1962MR): Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, dirige actus nostros in beneplacito tuo: ut in nomine dilecti Filii tui mereamur bonis operibus abundare.
This Collect survived the surgeons of Bugnini’s Consilium to live … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Sunday in the Octave of Christmas – Holy Family – (2002MR)

In the Novus Ordo, today is the Feast of the Holy Family.  We are also observing Sunday in the Octave of Christmas.
A liturgical “octave” is an eight day period following and including the feast. In a way, the Church suspends … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – COLLECT 2nd Mass of Christmas (1962MR)

Originally, the second Mass of Christmas went together with Lauds.  The antiphons of Lauds form a kind of call and response, or question and answer cant about the experience of the shepherds coming to find the Christ Child.  Sometimes the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Midnight Mass (1962MR)

Christmas has three Masses, at night, at dawn and in the day. Let us use the Mass in nocte or “Midnight Mass”.
Using the texts of the orations, let’s drill into our "Midnight Mass" in the Extraordinary Use of the … Continue reading

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