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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 Days in … 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 ordinations.  Therefore, … 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 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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