Category Archives: LENT

WDTPRS Thursday in the 2nd Week of Lent (2002MR) – steadfastness and the human heart

In the older, pre-conciliar Missal, today’s Collect was used on Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Lent as an Oratio super populum or “Prayer over the people” which followed the Post Communions of the Mass. As such, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Tuesday in the 2nd Week of Lent

COLLECT (2002MR):
Custodi, Domine, quaesumus,
Ecclesiam tuam propitiatione perpetua,
et quia sine te labitur humana mortalitas,
tuis semper auxiliis et abstrahatur a noxis,
et ad salutaria dirigatur.

Propitiatio in its fundamental meaning meanings and “an appeasing, atonement, propitiation”. The dictionary of liturgical Latin Blaise … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Monday in the 2nd Week of Lent

Today’s prayer, quite ancient and designated the Gelasian Sacramentary for the early Roman Church’s use on Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent, was once arranged a bit different, but it was the same prayer. It was not in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Friday of the 1st Week of Lent (2002MR)

In the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary today’s Collect was used on the Friday after Quinquagesima. I assume it was dragged into Lent because of the themes present in the vocabulary.
However, the redactors of the Novus Ordo made a substitution. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Thursday in the 1st Week of 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

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WDTPRS – Saturday after Ash Wednesday

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.
COLLECT:
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
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WDTPRS – Thursday after Ash Wednesday – “Prayer over the People” (2002MR)

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

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WDTPRS – Thursday after Ash Wednesday – God crowns His own merits in us

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

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WDTPRS – Ash Wednesday (2002MR) – BATTLE!

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

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WDTRPS – Quinquagesima Sunday – prepare for battle

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

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