Tag Archives: Ember Days

LENTCAzT 11 – Ember Saturday of the 1st Week of Lent: Blood, vigils, and priests

It is Ember Saturday in the 1st Week of Lent. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/11_lentcazt16.mp3 I provide these podcasts again this year in gratitude to benefactors who … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 08 – Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent: Ember Days

It is Wednesday in the 1st Week of Lent. We have emerged from Lent’s “narthex” into the greater season. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/08_lentcazt16.mp3 … 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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In honor of Ember Wednesday in Lent

As I explained in today’s LENTCAzT there is a connection between today’s Ember Day observance and Japanese food. In honor of that connection … tempura!

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EMBER DAYS

The September Ember Days (Wed, Fri, Sat) traditionally follow the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (14 September). These days were penitential in spirit.  They were also traditional times for ordinations. If nothing else, pray during these Ember … Continue reading

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An Ember Day reminder

Our friends at Rorate have a good post reminding us that today, which on my planet is Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost, is also an Ember Day. More on Ember Days, HERE. Traditionally, these Ember Days were times for … Continue reading

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NCFishwrap promotes… wait for it… Ember Days! Yes, you read that correctly.

Over at the National catholic Fishwrap today one Charles Morris has a rather positive piece about Ember Days, which traditionally fall this week.  Readers here know all about Ember Days.  It is nice to see that readers at NCF will … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ember Days with the Novus Ordo

From a reader: I was wondering if you could help me out. Are Ember days optional in the Pauline Mass? I ask because a friend of mine says hat they have been done away with in the Pauline Mass because … Continue reading

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