Tag Archives: ADVENT

CHRISTMASCAzT 31: The primary purpose of the Incarnation is God’s glory!

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast to help you observe the Octave of Christmas. Today is Tuesday in the Octave of Christmas.   These podcasts are a token of gratitude to my benefactors who donate and send items from my wishlist. … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 29: Why the three feasts after Christmas?

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast to help you observe the Octave of Christmas. Today is Sunday in the Octave of Christmas. These podcasts are a token of gratitude to my benefactors who donate and send items from my wishlist.  Thank … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 28: “Be not afraid!”

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast – today for CHRISTMAS DAY– to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the Lord. I’ll give you a few CHRISTMASCAzTs.  Today is Saturday in the … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 27: Do you recognize the voice of your Lord?

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast – today for CHRISTMAS DAY– to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the Lord. I’ll give you a few CHRISTMASCAzTs.  Today is Friday in the … Continue reading

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St. Lucy and Advent Ember Week

13 December was the darkest day of the old Julian calendar.  Thus, today in the Gregorian calendar is the feast of St. Lucy, whose name from the Latin lux, for “light”, reminds us who dwell in the still darkening northern hemisphere … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Advent – “the childlike dash towards the long-desired thing”

We are coming to the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also nicknamed Gaudete…. the plural imperative of gaudeo, “Rejoice!”. This Sunday there is a relaxation of the penitential aspect of Advent. Yes, Advent is a penitential time, though not so much … Continue reading

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Christmas shopping, Advent, and You

It is Advent, and we must let Advent be Advent.   It is a time of spiritual preparing for receiving the Lord, who comes now and will come to us in many ways.  In fact, it is a time of … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Advent: true Advent preparation

It is possible that we are already back to Advent? Advent begins a new liturgical year.  Each year Holy Church presents the history of our salvation and the mysteries of the life, death, resurrection and the return of the Lord.  … Continue reading

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REMINDER: CD of music for Advent by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles

Do you remember there is an album of Advent music available?  The wonderful Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph provide it. Here are a few little samples.

It is still available! There are zillions of Christmas … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ember Day coincides with feast day

From a reader: On consulting my Ordo [for the Extraordinary Form] this coming Saturday is the feast of St. Thomas. This supersedes the Ember Day which should be commemorated at the Mass of the day. Should we still observe the Ember Day … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Did you see Rose vestments on “Gaudete” Sunday?

Here is a little poll for your 3rd Sunday of Advent. Please choose an answer and add a comment in the combox.

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GUN FREE ZONES! Funny.

A friend sent this. A funny way to make a good point. I try not to use businesses which post these signs and I hope you don’t either. On that note, after Mass on Sunday a couple guys from the … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z posts his annual rant on BLUE vestments and then sings to you. POLL!

Some veteran readers here know about my annual rant about BLUE vestments during Advent.  Lest all other Advent considerations – such as the coming of the Lord – be overshadowed, herein I rant. I believe this dopey liturgical abuse is … Continue reading

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We are on one side of the threshold we shall soon cross.

Today in our Roman Rite it is the last day of the liturgical year. We are on one side of the threshold.  We cross over soon. Of Advent, the holy bishop of Milan St. Charles Borromeo (+1584) said: “Like a … Continue reading

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SUPER-ULTRA-HYPER-URGENT EMERGENCY ACTION ITEM!

Can you help? The CD of Advent music by the Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, is doing well on the charts. I have mentioned them before HERE.  I did a review of … Continue reading

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