Tag Archives: Epiphany

Epiphany Water Report!

The other day I posted about special blessings of sacramentals for Epiphany, including the Blessing for Epiphany Water.
As a follow up, since the blessing of Epiphany Water is reserved to bishops and to priests with permission from their bishop, I … Continue reading

FacebookEmailPinterestGoogle GmailShare/Bookmark
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , , , | 40 Comments

“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 end of … Continue reading

Posted in Just Too Cool | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

WDTPRS Epiphany Collect: transformed by the beauty of Your sublime glory

In the ancient Western Church and in the East, Epiphany was more important than the relative latecomer Christmas.  Epiphany is from the Greek word for a divine “manifestation” or “revelation”.  There are many “epiphanies” of God in the Scripture.  Think, … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas and Epiphany, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

“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 thoughtfully … Continue reading

Posted in "But Father! But Father!", "How To..." - Practical Notes, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

“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 Holy Father said:
The … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Linking Back, Our Catholic Identity, Year of Faith | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

@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 tweet … Continue reading

Posted in @Pontifex Tuesday Project, Benedict XVI | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

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, Epiphany … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood | Tagged , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

News and urgent request: Pray for Archbp. Brown!

REPOSTED:
I have a warm request and two new items.
This is from VIS, and it has two points of great interest. My emphases and comments.
PAPAL MASSES FOR EPIPHANY AND FEAST OF THE LORD’S BAPTISM
VATICAN CITY, 5 JAN 2012 (VIS) – At … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, New Evangelization | Tagged , , | 25 Comments

REVEREND FATHERS! Epiphany is coming: We have special blessings we can use!

Remember that you can bless Epiphany Water, and chalk, and gold, frankincense and myrrh, and houses….
Lot’s of cool Catholic stuff can be done on Epiphany!

Posted in Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

QUAERITUR: Is Epiphany 2012 a Holy Day of Obligation for those who attend the Extraordinary Form?

Questions have come to my inbox about Epiphany as a Holy Day of Obligation this year.
Apparently, some zealous participants of TLMs are saying that Epiphany is a holy day of obligation and therefore the faithful are bound under pain of … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 31 Comments