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WDTPRS O Oriens: Winter Solstice and thoughts on time

This is the Solstice day, for the Northern Hemisphere the day which provides us with the least daylight of the year.
From this point onward in your globe’s majestic arc about your yellow star, we of the north benefit from increasing warmth … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 6: “FALL BACK!” Edition – REQUEST FOR PRAYERS

In Rome, where I am right now, we set our clocks back now, 25/26 October.
Therefore, I get an extra hour of sleep which I am obviously not having, because I am posting this.
This “fall back” change isn’t such a big … Continue reading

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Serotinal autumnal nyctemphemeral parity

Today is the Autumnal Equinox. The Sun crosses the celestial equator on its southerly course at 20:44 GMT (at the very time I scheduled this to auto-post itself). You knew that because in the traditional Roman calendar, so much more … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Winter Solstice Mass?

From a reader:
In [a parish bulletin] bulletin, they are announcing a “Winter Solstice Mass” on Dec 22nd. I have never heard of such a thing. Please advise! This is considered a “solstice” mission with the window aligned with the sun, … Continue reading

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