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REVIEW: iPhone “Advent App” from Magnificat

I was sent a code for an iPhone/iPad app for Advent developed by the folks who put out the Magnificat liturgical aid. Click HERE for a link to the app.  $0.99 in iTunes. Advent Companion App is a fusion of … Continue reading

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O Magnum Mysterium

For your Advent, pre-Christmas reflection… the text from Matins of Christmas. Think about this for the next month, in the version by Lauridsen, sung about as well as you might hear it sung. O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum, ut … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Advent – SUPER OBLATA (2002MR): thresholds

Today’s Ordinary Form Super Oblata prayer, the prayer over the offerings during the Offertory, is found in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary amidst prayers for the month of July. SUPER OBLATA – (2002MR): Suscipe, quaesumus, Domine, munera quae de tuis offerimus … Continue reading

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Wherein is found Fr. Z’s annual singing rant on Advent vestments. WDTPRS POLL!

Some veteran readers here know about my annual rant about BLUE vestments during Advent.  Lest all other Advent considerations be overshadowed by the implementation of the new, corrected translations, herebelow I rant. I think this liturgical abuse is fading, but … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 124: Advent Vespers hymn in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms compared

In this rapid PODCAzT I return to a hymn I dissected a few years ago in another of these audio projects, the hymn for Vespers during Advent, Conditor or Creator alme siderum, in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the … Continue reading

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Bl. Carl Lampert: ” ‘I love my Church. I remain faithful to my Church and to the priesthood. I am on Christ’s side and I love His Church.”

I had determined last year that this year I would during Advent read a book Advent of the Heart, reflections by a priest who died in Dachau, Fr. Alfred Delp – a fellow Lutheran convert. (Kindle version. UK book.)  Remember: … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Advent wreaths, lumps of coal, and you

From a reader: Do you have any suggestions for where I can buy a good Advent wreath online? Why, yes! I do! Since the Mystic Monks don’t have Advent Wreathes, I suggest that you use my links to Amazon. They … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 18 December

In these final days of Advent preparation, the Church prays with great intensity.  It is one of the “greater feria” of Advent, the home stretch, as it were. Here is today’s COLLECT (2002MR): Concede, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus, ut, qui sub … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Thursday in the 3rd Week of Advent: We’re all going to die!

This Collect was in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary.  In the 1962MR it was one of the prayers for Ember Saturday of Advent.  The cutting, snipping experts of Fr. Bugnini’s Consilium decided in their wisdom to add a word, salutari, for … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Ember Wednesday “Missa Aurea” Collect: solace for the lonely

Today, Ember Wednesday of Advent, those who have the use of the older, traditional Roman Missal, offer worship to God with the so-called Missa aurea, the “Golden Mass”. There is a strong Marian overtone to today’s Mass formulary.  The Roman … Continue reading

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