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Category Archives: LENT
Today’s prayer is unchanged from the Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and so-called “Gregorian“.
It was in the 1962 Missale Romanum too. It was the used on the 8th Sunday after Pentecost. I cannot fathom why the redactors of … Continue reading
Today’s Collect was in the ancient Veronese and Gelasian Sacramentaries, and so it represents the best of the liturgical tradition of the early Church in Rome, formed out of the cultural, intellectual, spiritual milieu of the era.
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
infirmitatem nostram … Continue reading
The Latin 2002 Missale Romanum restored the ancient custom of the Oratio super populum at the end of Mass. It had been stripped out of the Novus Ordo by the liturgical engineers. When the new, corrected translation goes into effect, … Continue reading
Where does today’s Collect come from? It is present in the Hadrianum and Paduense manuscripts of the so-called “Gregorian Sacramentary“.
“But Father! But Father!”, I am sure you say all the time. “What on earth is that?”.
The Roman usage over … Continue reading
The Roman Station for Ash Wednesday is Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill.
The Collect in the 2002 Missale Romanum, is an ancient prayer found in the Gelasian Sacramentary for the Vigil of Pentecost.
It is also among the prayers for the … Continue reading
In our traditional Roman calendar tomorrow, Sunday, is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter. Today is one of the pre-Lenten Sundays which prepare us for the discipline of Lent. The priest’s vestments are purple. … Continue reading
I hammered out and sent in a column for The Wanderer today. Here is something I included this week (modified for the blog):
Latin Fathers such as St. Leo the Great saw the season of Lent in sacramental terms.
The whole season … Continue reading
Today is Sexagesimus Sunday. Ash Wednesday is but a week and a half away.
“Remember man that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return.”
I am sure you are making your plans for your Lenten practices. No, really… I’m sure … Continue reading
Here is an oldie but goodie. Updated for 2010.
From a reader:
There is a parish in our diocese that is advertising (in the bulletin and even in the diocesan paper) a 4:00 p.m. Easter Vigil. Are there ANY circumstances … Continue reading