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Your Real Epiphany Sermon Notes

Last night, 6 January, we celebrated real Epiphany with a Solemn Mass.  At the beginning we blessed chalk.  Alas, there was no myrrh, though there was plenty of frankincense.  Our Deacon, Fr. Schroeder, sang the Noveritis. Were you able to go … Continue reading

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Vigil of Epiphany: Special Blessing of Water

Wonderful customs come with the Feast of the Epiphany.  Epiphany is 6 January, by the way. On Epiphany we can bless gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Bring all your spare, unblessed myrrh to your priest… and gold.  Bring lots of spare … Continue reading

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“Let y’all know!” The Epiphany chant announcement of 2016’s liturgical dates

Someone posted a printable image of the Noveritis (“Let y’all know”) in Gregorian chant notation for the singing of the liturgical dates for 2016 which takes place at Epiphany after the Gospel.  Find it over there. NB: In this year’s version … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Epiphany (Sunday) Collect: transformed by the beauty of Your sublime glory

In the Novus Ordo calendar Epiphany (which is supposed to be 12 days after Christmas – the reason it is called “Twelfth Night”) is sometimes moved to the Sunday.  I suppose that they reasoned that more people would celebrate the important … Continue reading

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“Let y’all know!” The Epiphany chant announcement of 2015’s liturgical dates

Someone posted a printable image of the Noveritis (“Let y’all know”) in Gregorian chant notation for the singing of the liturgical dates for 2014 which takes place at Epiphany after the Gospel.  Find it over there. The singing of the key … Continue reading

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“The Gift of the Magi”

There is a lovely little story by the American writer O. Henry called The Gift of the Magi. A young couple, poor, want to give each other Christmas gifts. Their choices, their sacrifices, teach each other about love. At the … Continue reading

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“Let y’all know!” The sung announcement of 2014’s liturgical dates

I saw something helpful at New Liturgical Movement. Someone posted a printable image of the Noveritis (“Let y’all know”) in Gregorian chant notation for the singing of the liturgical dates for 2014 which takes place at Epiphany after the Gospel.  They … Continue reading

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“Seeking the truth meant more than the taunts of the world, so apparently clever.”

Benedict XVI’s sermon for Epiphany was “classic Ratzinger”. I put the text with comments HERE. Last Tuesday’s @Pontifex tweet project was: @Pontifex Holy Father, thank you for your Epiphany sermon! During the Mass, Benedict consecrated four new bishops.  In his sermon, the … Continue reading

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@Pontifex Tuesday Project: Week 2

I suggested a project using Twitter HERE.  Let’s create a “stack” of tweets during the day.  Concentrate your effort on a day and single theme instead of various scatterings over days when they might not be noticed. Here is the first collective … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: Bishops must be courageous, expect to be repeatedly beaten

But, inevitably, we will also be beaten by those who live lives opposed to the Gospel, and then we can be grateful for having been judged worthy to share in the passion of Christ. This is what Pope Benedict said today, … Continue reading

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