At Epiphany – once upon a time far more important than Christmas – we Latins have the custom of singing a solemn proclamation of the key liturgical dates – movable feasts – for the new year of salvation, just begun. This underscores how these dates and seasons are all interconnected.
The liturgical year is a reflection of and on the mystery of our salvation. And, never forget, the mysteries shape us. We are our rites.
Some liturgical dates are movable. For example Septuagesima, in 2019, falls on 17 February. This beginning of Pre-Lent doesn’t fall on the same date every year because the date of Easter changes each year.
“But Father! But Father!”, you libtards are surely sputtering. “What does this chant sound like? Do it in English like the spirit of Vatican II wanted! But you won’t because YOU HATE VATICAN II!”
We’ll use Latin today.
Here is what it sounds like, in case some deacon or priest out there, less familiar with chant, wants to give it a shot. It sounds rather like the Exultet, sung at the Easter Vigil. The Noveritis is a little awkward in parts.
You can find a printable PDF of the Noveritis 2019 HERE. NB: It has Ascension Thursday on the correct day!
Fathers. Here is how to sing the Noveritis for 2019, on Epiphany. I’ll take it slowly so that you can get it into your ears.