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The 1962MR places today’s Collect at the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost though it is a little different from the newer version, to wit: sic transeamus per bona temporalia, ut non amittamus aeterna.
Historically the prayer has roots in the ancient “Leonine” … Continue reading
The Collect for the 16th Ordinary Sunday, not in any pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum, has its antecedent in a 9th century manuscript. Enjoy the fine clausula (rhythmic ending).
We have been cheated of the beauty of our Catholic worship in Latin, which … Continue reading
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 Roman … Continue reading
The Collect for the Novus Ordo today is in part inspired by that of the parallel prayer in the 1962 Missale Romanum. However, it seems to be a rather new creation, if not entirely new.
Deus, qui huius diei venerandam
sanctamque laetitiam in apostolorum
Petri … Continue reading
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 diligentibus te … Continue reading
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 after … Continue reading
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 sine … Continue reading
The Secret for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost, in the traditional use of the Roman Rite, was also prayed using the 1962MR on Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent. This is an ancient prayer, to be found on that … Continue reading
WDTPRS 10th Ordinary Sunday – Wherein I offer really haaaard stuff, I rant, and I post a frivolous POLL
Let’s really drill down into the Collect for this 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Hang on. This might get a little hard, but – unlike liberals who resist the new translation – I think you are smart.
Deus, a quo bona cuncta … Continue reading
In the older, traditional calendar of the Roman Rite, today is the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost.
Let’s have a look at the
COLLECT: (1962 Missale Romanum):
Protector in te sperantium, Deus, sine quo nihil est validum, nihil sanctum: multiplica super nos misericordiam tuam; ut, te rectore, … Continue reading