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Vigil of Epiphany: Blessing of Epiphany Water

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

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Penance and Epiphany on Friday: Wherein Fr. Z rants

I had a note about the obligation to do Friday penance (usually through abstinence) on the Friday in the Octave of Christmas. HERE. Yes, we were obliged to do penance… except where we weren’t.  The reason is that the days … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 5th Sunday after Epiphany: Martial family or familial military?

This Sunday we have “left over”, called also a “remaining” or even a “Where the heck is this Sunday in my Missal?!?” Sunday.
Sunday’s Collect, for the 5th Sunday (left over) after Epiphany – Dominica V quae superfuit Post Epiphaniam – in the pre-Conciliar … Continue reading

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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.

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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 gold … 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.
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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 liturgical … 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.
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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 thoughtfully … Continue reading

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