Tag Archives: Pentecost

A Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit: Day 4 (Audio)

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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A Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit: Day 3 (Audio)

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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A Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit: Day 2 (Audio)

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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Of flower petals, firefighters, dedication, and holes in the roof

Today is the anniversary of the Dedication of the Roman church Santa Maria “ad Martyres“, which took place in 609.  This church is also called the Pantheon. Since on upcoming Pentecost, Roman firefighters will be dropping red rose petals through … Continue reading

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Great Pentecost sermon on the signs of the times (e.g., the Obama’s HHS mandate and his war on the Church)

It is the Octave of Pentecost.  We can should and review Pentecost during the Octave. A friend of mine, Fr. Richard Jacobs, OSA, gave this sermon for Pentecost Sunday: One of the Fathers of the Church, St. Cyril of Alexandria, … 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 … Continue reading

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QUESTION TO READERS: Expanded Pentecost liturgy in the Ordinary Form

A reader has a question for the readership, and I also am interested in the answer: Is anyone observing the new Ordinary Form extended form of the Vigil of Pentecost, with First Vespers (possibly) and the four OT readings and … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald: A priest on the loss of the sense of sacred time.

I offered you a rant about the transfer of Ascension Thursday to Sunday.  I think it is a mistake because, a) it is contrary to a liturgical tradition since the 4th century, b) it is contrary to Scripture, c) it … Continue reading

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Pentecost Sermon, reposted.

As some people are telling me, apparently that second audio file I posted, along with some excerpts of the Pentecost Mass at Assumption Grotto in Detroit, didn’t show up on the iTunes feed. I repost it here.  Sorry about that. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Pentecost Monday – bondage to freedom, anxiety to peace

Today is Pentecost Monday during the Octave of Pentecost.  It is also called Whit Monday, a reference to the white garments of the newly baptized. We observe the Octave in the Traditional Roman calendar.  It was tragically eliminated in the … Continue reading

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Pentecost: some music and a sermon

I was at Assumption Grotto in Detroit for Mass for Pentecost Sunday.  The Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form was intended to be dovetailed into the Call To Holiness Conference, held this weekend… with the blessing of Archbishop Vigneron. Armed … Continue reading

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REQUEST for the Novena before Pentecost

Dear readers, Since it is Ascension THURSDAY, when the first novena of prayer before Pentecost began for the Lord’s Blessed Mother and His Apostles, I have it in mind to start a novena of my own for two personal and … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Whit Tuesday

According to the older, traditional Roman calendar, today is Tuesday in the Octave of Pentecost. The octave of Pentecost was lamentably killed off by the cutters and snippers of the Consilium in the post-Conciliar reform of the Roman liturgy.  Here … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT: 1st Vespers of Pentecost (BrevRom & LitHor)

For the tired brethren bound to say the office… No frills 1st Vespers for Pentecost Sunday with both the older, traditional Breviarium Romanum and also the newer Liturgia Horarum.  The exception is that with the later, the Liturgia Horarum, I … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 87: Veni Sancte Spiritus – The Pentecost Sequence dissected

I started this one thinking that I could make a fast audio project and then move on.  Ha! In this PODCAzT I dissect the Pentecost Sequence, Veni Sancte Spiritus, also used during the Octave of Pentecost in the traditional Roman … Continue reading

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