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WDTPRS 8th Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR): Being even more ourselves.

In the Extraordinary Form, Sunday’s Collect is from the ancient Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and the so-called Gregorian. It survived the liturgical tailors with their scissors and thread to live on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum on Thursday of the 1st week of Lent. However, there is … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 7th Sunday after Pentecost – acts of faith

In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is the 7th Sunday after Pentecost. Today’s Collect survived the cutting and pasting experts of the Consilium to live on as the Collect for the 9th Sunday of Ordinary Time. COLLECT (1962MR): Deus, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 15th Ordinary Sunday – Be living lenses of God’s light!

This week we have a good example of a dramatic difference Obsolete ICEL version and the Latin and the Current ICEL versions. The Collect or Opening Prayer for this 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form of the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 14th Ordinary Sunday – from dust to freedom

Our Collect for the 14th Ordinary Sunday offers the image of material creation as an enervated body, weakened by sin, lying in the dust whence it came.  In the Original Sin all creation was wounded.  This is evident daily. There … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 13th Ordinary Sunday – divine adoption and the splendor of truth

At work in the Collect for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time are themes of divine adoption and the splendor of truth.  Our prayer connects being wrapped up in error with separation from God.  It joins divine adoption with coming … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 5th Sunday after Pentecost – In redeeming us, God does not unmake us.

Today’s prayer is at least as old as the Gelasian Sacramentary.  It has survived the post-Conciliar revisions to live again on the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  The version in the Novus Ordo, however, adds a comma after ut. COLLECT – (1962 Missale Romanum): Deus, qui … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 12th Ordinary Sunday – “His hand on the wheel of our lives”

Here is a wonderful prayer to sing!  It is stark and lavish and carefully balanced and quintessentially Roman. This week’s Collect, in 1962 Missale Romanum for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, was in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary for the Sunday … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 4th Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR): Our great Captain

Today’s prayer is found in ancient sacramentaries, such as the Veronese and the “Hadrian” version of the Gregorian, and the so-called Gelasian.  It is unchanged in the “Tridentine” form of the Missale Romanum as my trusty copy of the 1570MR … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Pentecost: the dangers of worldly things

In the older, traditional calendar of the Roman Rite, today is the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost. Let’s have a look at the… COLLECT (1962MR): Protector in te sperantium, Deus, sine quo nihil est validum, nihil sanctum: multiplica super nos misericordiam tuam; ut, te … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 11th Ordinary Sunday – ‘fortitudo’ and ‘infirmitas, ‘voluntas’ and ‘actio’

This week’s Collect is effectively the same as one in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary and the prayer in the 1962 Missale Romanum used during the week after Trinity Sunday. Deus, in te sperantium fortitudo, invocantibus nostris adesto propitius, et, quia … Continue reading

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