Category Archives: WDTPRS

Quinquagesima Sunday: PREPARE FOR BATTLE!

In our traditional Roman calendar this coming Sunday is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter.
This the final pre-Lenten Sunday before for the annual discipline of Lent begins.
The prayers and readings for the pre-Lenten Sundays were compiled by St. … Continue reading

FacebookEmailPinterestGoogle GmailShare/Bookmark
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, LENT, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

WDTPRS: 5th Ordinary Sunday – A clear and certain trumpet to lead us

This Sunday’s Collect is in the pre-Conciliar Missal for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany.   Our prayer presents imagery of a family and, on the other hand, a group of dutiful soldiers.
Familiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine,
continua pietate custodi,
ut, quae in sola spe … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

WDTPRS Sexagesima Sunday: “that we may be fortified against every adverse thing”

In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Sexagesima, Latin for the “Sixtieth” day before Easter.  This number is more symbolic than arithmetical. Last week was the first of these pre-Lenten Sundays, Septuagesima or “Seventieth.
The pre-Lenten Sundays prepare us … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | Tagged , | 3 Comments

WDTPRS Septuagesima Sunday: strength in time of oppression

In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Septuagesima, Latin for the “Seventieth” day before Easter.  This number is more symbolic than arithmetical. The Sundays which follow are Sexagesima (“sixtieth”) and Quinquagesima (“fiftieth”) before Ash Wednesday brings in Lent, … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

WDTPRS Collect 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “Billy loves bugs.”

Today’s prayer was not in the post-Tridentine editions of the Missale Romanum but it does have its origin in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary.
Were you to hear this prayer intoned in Latin, or at least in an accurate translation, you would … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

WDTPRS Baptism of the Lord – He must increase, we must decrease

Last week … well… actually the SIXTH of January… we saw that Epiphany traditionally observes three mysteries of the Lord’s life revealing Him as divine: the adoration of Jesus by the Magi, the changing water to wine at Cana, and … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | Tagged , | Comments Off

WDTPRS: Epiphany – Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.

In the ancient Western Church and in the East, Epiphany was more important than the relative latecomer Christmas.  Epiphany is from the Greek word for a divine “manifestation” or “revelation”.  There are many “epiphanies” of God in the Scripture.  Think, … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas and Epiphany, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | 6 Comments

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

What is going on in today’s ….
COLLECT (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 on  in the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | Tagged , | 14 Comments

WDTPRS Childermas – Holy Innocents

Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay.
O sisters too, How may we do
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling,
For whom we do sing,
By by, lully lullay?
Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child,
By … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas and Epiphany, Emanations from Penumbras, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | 5 Comments

WDTPRS: Holy Family – children first learn who God is by knowing their parents

This coming Sunday in the post-Conciliar, Novus Ordo, Ordinary Form calendar, is the Feast of the Holy Family.   In the traditional Roman calendar, Holy Family will be on 11 January.
The place God Incarnate chose to begin manifesting His sacrificial love, … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, WDTPRS | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments