Category Archives: EASTER

WDTPRS Easter Sunday: “Be sprigs!”

We observed the Sacred Triduum: the priesthood was celebrated, the Eucharistic Christ was reposed and the altar stripped, the Passion was sung and the Cross was kissed.  Our liturgical death was complete.  Then in the evening, in some places even … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Ascension – Our humanity, “raised beyond the heights of archangels”

On my planet, this coming Sunday is the 7th Sunday after Easter, Ascension Thursday having fallen on Thursday. In most places Ascension Thursday has been transferred to Sunday, but not with malice.  I’m sure the notion the bishops had was … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Secret and Prayer over Offerings – the SAME in both Novus Ordo and TLM!

Today I had a text from the Great Roman Fabrizio™ about the fact that the word commercium is in the Secret for today’s Mass in the Extraordinary Form. So, let’s drill into that wonderful prayer…. and be sure to get the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 2nd Sunday after Easter (1962MR): devastation and rising

Let’s see what happened to today’s Collect in the 1962 Missale Romanum when it was ported over into the 1970MR. COLLECT (1962MR):  Deus, qui Filii tui humilitate iacentem mundum erexisti: fidelibus tuis sanctam concede laetitiam; ut, quos perpetuae mortis eripuisti casibus, gaudiis facias perfrui sempiternis. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS “Low” Sunday, “Mercy” Sunday, “Quasimodo” Sunday, Sunday “in albis”

This Sunday has many nicknames.  In the post-Conciliar calendar it is the “Second Sunday of Easter (or of Divine Mercy)”.  It is also called “Thomas Sunday” (because of the Gospel reading about the doubting Apostle), and “Quasimodo Sunday” (from the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS (1962MR) Pentecost: understanding rightly

Let’s look at the Collect for Pentecost as it appears in the Missale Romanum of St. John XXIII. You will recognize it as the prayer after the Veni, Sancte Spiritus: Deus, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu … Continue reading

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Oldie posts on the Ascension of the Lord

I have in the past posted variously about the Ascension of the Lord. For example: PODCAzT 101: Preface for Ascension [2010] The Ascension and Feet [2011] PODCAzT 27: Leo on the Ascension; a Collect; feedback [2007 – back when I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 3rd Sunday of Easter – your beehive

This Sunday’s Collect, it seems to me, reflects a conscious attempt on the part of Holy Church to remind us of the Easter Vigil. The prayer has antecedents in both the Veronese and Gelasian sacramentaries, though it is not in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Vigil of Easter: stir up in your Church a spirit of adoption

Our Lenten journey brings us to the greatest feast day of the whole liturgical year. We saw the priesthood and Eucharist instituted at Holy Thursday.  A glimpse of Easter glory was given us with the singing of the Gloria.  The … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 87: Veni Sancte Spiritus – The Pentecost Sequence dissected

I started this one thinking that I could make a fast audio project and then move on.  Ha! In this PODCAzT I dissect the Pentecost Sequence, Veni Sancte Spiritus, also used during the Octave of Pentecost in the traditional Roman … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Whit Tuesday

It is Tuesday in the Octave of Pentecost Here is an oldie PODCAzT I made for this day last year:  057 08-05-13 John Paul II on the unforgivable sin; Our Lady of Fatima and the vision of Hell – TUESDAY … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Whit Monday

Octaves are mysterious times during which the liturgical clock stops.  We have an opportunity to rest in the mystery, reflect on it during the 8th day – an echo of God’s rest continuing after the Creation and foreshadowing of the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Collect (Mercy Sunday)

In the post-Conciliar calendar this is the “Second Sunday of Easter.”  It is sometimes called “Thomas Sunday” because of the Gospel reading about the doubting Apostle.  It is called “Quasimodo Sunday” for the first word of the opening chant, the … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 83: St. Augustine on the challenge of remaining faithful

In this simple PODCAzT, we will pry open St. Augustine’s sermon to newly baptized Catholics. He talks to them about the hardships they will face in remaining faithful under the onslaught of temptations presented by the unfaithful. In s. 376A … Continue reading

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EXSULTET: WDTPRS and audio

The EXSULTET is one of the most spectacular moments of all the Church’s liturgical life. When it is sung well in Latin the Church is in her glory! I have fond memories of singing the Exsultet. The first time, I … Continue reading

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