Tag Archives: Ember Days

LENTCAzT 10: Ember Friday of the 1st Week of Lent

Today is Friday of the 1st Week of Lent. Today is an Ember Day. Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION! How long has it been? Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 19: Ember Days

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast – today for Thursday of the 3rd Week of Advent – to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the Lord.  We are in that final stretch of Advent when … 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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Where are the September Ember Days? (And some other fascinating stuff!)

In the Roman tradition we observe the Ember Days four times a year, around the changes of the seasons, during Lent, at Pentecost, and close to St. Lucy’s Day and Exaltation of the Cross (“Lenty, Penty, Crucy, Lucy”).  These days … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 58: Ember Days; Chrysostom on St. Matthias; Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Here is an oldie PODCAzT from 2008 for Pentecost Ember Wednesday.

As I wrote back when… ____ Today is Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost, or at least it ought to be in in the Novus Ordo as it … Continue reading

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Ordination Anniversary (video)

Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, probably because Ember Days were common times for ordinations and Ember Days fall during the Pentecost Octave. It is my … Continue reading

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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 the globe’s majestic arc about the sun, we of the north, benefit from increasing warmth … 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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September Ember Alert!

With the arrival of mid-September, and the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (14 Sept) we come around again to our Ember Days.  The September Ember Days this year are today, Wednesday 18 Sept, Friday 20 and Saturday 21. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ember Days during Octave of Pentecost… penitential?

From a priest: For those that follow the 1962 calendar or simply follow the traditional penitential days, are the ember days in the octave of Pentecost days of fast? It would seem not since the octave days, similar to Easter, … Continue reading

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