OLDIE PODCAzT 58: Ember Days; Chrysostom on St. Matthias; Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Here is an oldie PODCAzT from 2008 for Pentecost Ember Wednesday.

As I wrote back when…


Today is Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost, or at least it ought to be in in the Novus Ordo as it is in the older, Traditional Roman Calendar.

This is the third PODCAzT for the Pentecost Octave.

Today we learn about what Ember Days are, these beautiful days which helped Catholics for may centuries regulate the rhythm of their lives in the consecration of the seasons of the year, and learn to use God’s creation with moderation.

Then we hear from St. John Chrysostom (+407) on the choice of St. Matthias to replace Judas who had fallen away.

I have comments about bishops.

Finally, we hear a marvelous old prayer invoking the help of the Holy Spirit, appropriate in this Octave of Pentecost.

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  1. jameeka says:

    Thank you Father Z , these are very educational and encouraging.

  2. Sword40 says:

    Thank you, Fr. Z. I, so look forward each day to these Podcasts.

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