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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

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Silent protest, or, ‘Clap on!… Clap off!”

According to kathnews, a German news outlet, the huge St. Peter bell in the tower of the Cathedral of Cologne fell silent today when its clapper broke.
Cologne Cathedral is where what tradition holds to be the remains of the Three … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Epiphany – a “thunderclap”

“Epiphany” comes from the Greek word for a divine “manifestation” or “revelation”.  The antiphons for Vespers in the Liturgy of the Hours reflect the ancient tradition that Epiphany was thought to be the day not only on … Continue reading

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A snip from the Holy Father’s sermon for Epiphany

A snip from the Holy Father’s sermon for Epiphany:
Is there perhaps something of Herod also in us?  Perhaps we also, sometimes, see God as a kind of rival?  Perhaps we also are blind before His signs, deaf to His words, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Septuagesima – Prayers for Mass (1962MR)

In the pre-Conciliar calendar this period before Ash Wednesday is called the Season of Epiphany. This year, because Easter falls so early, there aren’t many Sundays immediately after Epiphany.  Some will be bumped to the end of the liturgical year.  … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 98: A chat with Fr. Finigan; a special Epiphany blessing

Here is a quick PODCAzT which includes a conversation over skype with His Hermeneuticalness himself, Fr. Timothy Finigan, parish priest in Blackfen, Kent.
Then I go on with multiple digressions about a special blessings in the pre-Conciliar Rituale Romanum for the … Continue reading

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Reminder: Blessing chalk, houses on Epiphany

Wednesday is 6 January and therefore Epiphany.
Don’t forget, Fathers, the wonderful tradition of blessing chalk and houses.
(In other words, get some chalk today, if you don’t already have some.)

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