Category Archives: LENT

WDTPRS – Ember Saturday in Lent – (1962MR)

There are several Collects in today’s extended edition of Holy Mass for Ember Saturday.  There are five lessons before we even get to the Epistle and each lesson is followed by a Gradual and Collect. After the the fifth lesson, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Friday 1st Week of Lent – Prayer over the People (2002MR)

Here is the Oratio super Populum which may be used NOW (in Latin) after Holy Mass.  Each day in Lent in the Ordinary Form now has this revived tradition according to the 2002MR which is, now, the edition of the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Ember Friday in Lent – (1962MR)

This is Ember Week in Lent.  I had a PODCAzT which spoke about Ember Days. During the week after the 1st Sunday of Lent we observe the Ember Days of Lent.  “Ember” derives from Anglo-Saxon ymbren, “a circuit or revolution … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Wednesday 1st Week of Lent – Oratio super populum (2002MR)

ORATIO SUPER POPULUM (2002MR):Tuere, Domine, populum tuum,et ab omnibus peccatis clementer emunda,quia nulla ei nocebit adversitas,si nulla ei dominetur iniquitas. This "Prayer over the people" was in the Liber sacramentorum Augustodunensis for Ash Wednesday, and it seems to have been … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Saturday after Ash Wednesday – Prayer over the people (2002MR)

A great new feature of the 2002 Missale Romanum in Latin is that for Lent the "Prayer over the people" or Oratio super populum has been revived as an option. This is a step in the right direction, to be … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Saturday after Ash Wednesday – Prayer over the people (1962MR)

Today’s "Prayer over the people" in the 1962 Missale Romanum is also the Postcommunion of Septuagesima Sunday. ORATIO SUPER POPULUM (1962MR): Fideles tui, Deus, per tua dona firmentur: ut éadem et percipiendo requirant, et quaerendo sine fine percipiant. Glorious.  In … Continue reading

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A great Lenten observation by Fr. Blake

Great phrase from Fr. Blake of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton: "Lent is not an orgy of Pelagian self improvement"

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WDTPRS: Ash Wednesday – Prayer over the people – (1962MR & 2002MR)

I am delighted that in the 2002 Missale the tradition of the "Prayer over the people" was revived in Lent.  This is an important custom. The origin of the Oratio super populum is quite complex and hard to pin down.  … Continue reading

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Today’s reworking of an ancient prayer in the Novus Ordo

I was struck by the Novus Ordo today, the so-called "Prayer over the gifts".  It is, in the 2002MR, a reworking of a prayer in the 1962MR, in its own turn from the ancient Gelasian and Hadrianum and Paduense Sacramentaries. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Thursday 2nd Week of Lent – Post communionem (2002MR)

We continue our project of looking at the Post communions of Lent: Thursday – 2nd Week of Lent This prayer was in the 1962MR on the Friday of the 2nd Week of Lent.  But it was the Secret!  Astonishingly, Bugnini’s … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Wednesday 2nd Week of Lent – Post communionem (2002MR)

We continue our project of looking at the Post communions of Lent: Wednesday – 2nd Week of Lent This prayer was in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary. POST COMMUNIONEM (2002MR):Quaesumus, Domine Deus noster,ut, quod nobis ad immortalitatis pignus esse voluisti,ad salutis … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Tuesday 2nd Week of Lent – Post communionem (2002MR)

We continue our project of looking at the Post communions of Lent: Tuesday – 2nd Week of Lent POST COMMUNION (2002MR): Sacrae, nobis, quaesumus, Domine, mensae refectio,et piae conversationis augmentum,et tuae propitiationiscontinuum praestet auxilium. You find this is the 8th … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Monday 2nd Week of Lent – Post communionem (2002MR)

We continue our project of looking at the Post communions of Lent: Monday – 2nd Week of Lent In the 1962MR this prayer was, with a line inserted and a variation, the Postcommunio on 1 January. The Postcommunion is an … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Saturday 1st Week of Lent – Post communionem (2002MR)

We continue our project of looking at the Post communions of Lent: Saturday – 1st Week of Lent There is something pretty outrageous to note about this day’s prayer.  Read to the end. This prayer is found in the ancient … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Friday 1st Week of Lent – Post communionem (2002MR)

We continue our project of looking at the Post communions of Lent: Friday – 1st Week of Lent This prayer was more or less the Postcommunio on the 1st Sunday in Lent in the 1962MR.  Changes were made.  It is … Continue reading

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