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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.


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Today is Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost, or at least it ought to be in in the Novus Ordo as it is in the older, Traditional Roman Calendar.
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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 they’re … 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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Calendar confusion: Ember Week

As I look at the calendar, as I read comments on the blog, as I read my email, pace Johnny Mercer, is you is or is you ain’t Ember Saturday?
Today I said the Mass for Ember Saturday.   I think I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Ember Saturday in Lent – (1962MR)

There are several Collects in today’s extended edition of Holy Mass for Ember Saturday.  There are five lessons before we even get to the Epistle and each lesson is followed by a Gradual and Collect.
After the the fifth lesson, the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Ember Friday in Lent – (1962MR)

This is Ember Week in Lent. 
I had a PODCAzT which spoke about Ember Days.
During the week after the 1st Sunday of Lent we observe the Ember Days of Lent.  “Ember” derives from Anglo-Saxon ymbren, “a circuit or revolution … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Ember Wednesday “Missa Aurea” – Collect (1962MR)

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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Ember Day tempura

From a reader in Colorado:
Dear Fr. Z,
I think you be happy to hear that you were mentioned, not once, but at least twice, in today’s homily in Colorado Springs!
Fr. Stéphan Dupré, FSSP, mentioned your blog in his … Continue reading

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EMBER ALERT! – UPDATE

That is EMBER not "amber".
It is almost Embertide again… this time the "Michael" Embertide…. 23, 25 and 26 Sept.  [In my original post, I used a calendar with an error.  I have corrected the dates.  There is discussion of this, … Continue reading

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