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WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 17 December

We are in the last day of Advent.  Observe this period with greater intensity of preparation, remembering especially that Advent is mostly about preparation for the Second Coming of the Lord, even as we rejoice that the Son took up … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 2nd Sunday of Advent (1962MR)

The 1962MR for the 1st Sunday of Advent stressed the Second Coming, and therefore attentive penance. Yet in the Postcommunion last week, the priest brought us back to preparation also for the approaching feast of the Nativity: “May we … Continue reading

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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 animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem … 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 collata beneficiis,
et, quod … 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 we … 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. … 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 peccati iugo … 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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WDTPRS: Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Advent

Here is the Collect for Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Advent.
COLLECT:
Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus,
ut Filii tui ventura sollemnitas
et praesentis nobis vitae remedia largiatur,
et praemia aeterna concedat.
This prayer was in Rotulus 6 published with the Veronese Sacramentary.  It was in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Tuesday in the 3rd Week of Advent

Here is the Collect for Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Advent:
COLLECT (2002MR):
Deus, qui novam creaturam
per Unigenitum tuum nos esse fecisti,
in opera misericordiae tuae propitius intuere,
et in adventu Filii tui
ab omnibus nos maculis vetustatis emunda.

This was in the Gelasian Sacramentary, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Advent (1962MR) – Collect: illumination of our darkness

COLLECT (1962MR):
Aurem tuam, quaesumus, Domine, precibus nostris accommoda:
et mentis nostrae tenebras, gratia tuae visitationis illustra.
The multi-volume Corpus orationum says this prayer was, with variations, in numerous ancient manuscripts.  The mickle Lewis & Short Dictionary says accommodo means “to fit or … Continue reading

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Saturday in the 2nd Week of Advent

Here is the Collect for Saturday of the 2nd Week of Advent.
This prayer has its roots in Rotulus 19 published with the Veronese Sacramentary.  It is also in Gelasian Sacramentary.  It was not in any edition of the Missale Romanum … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Collect – Friday of the 2nd Week of Advent

The Collect for Friday of the 2nd Week of Advent.
This is an ancient prayer, found in the Gelasian Sacramentary among the prayers for Advent.
Concede, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus, plebi tuae
adventum Unigeniti tui cum summa vigilantia exspectare,
ut, sicut ipse docuit auctor nostrae … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Comparison of versions of today’s Collect.

I posted this in 2007, and herein revise.
Here is the Collect for Thursday of the 2nd Week of Advent in the 2002MR:

COLLECT:
Excita, Domine, corda nostra
ad praeparandas Unigeniti tui vias,
ut, per eius adventum,
purificatis tibi mentibus servire mereamur.

This was in the 1962 … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Color of Advent Vestments and my annual rant

Some veteran readers here know about my annual rant about BLUE vestments during Advent.
Blue is not a liturgical color of the Roman Rite (though some use it for Marian feasts according to some old tradition in Spain and former Spanish … Continue reading

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Photos of your Advent Wreaths

How about some photos of your Advent wreaths?
If you don’t have one, perhaps your parish does.

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