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Yesterday, Sunday, we had the help of a newish deacon, so that we could have Solemn Mass. More and more young men are taking to the Traditional Roman Rite. This is very good news, indeed.
Also, I was delighted to receive a can cozy which was given as a prize for the US Navy sponsored Guantanamo Bay Joint Task Force Chess Match. Quite a distinction.
I was going to place it in my challenge coin cabinet along with the prestigious “Commander’s Coin”, but instead, I though it would work for my highly amusing Hokusai decorated cup which I picked up in Tokyo at a recent exhibit of his works.
He made a collection of tiny figures, some of which are a real hoot.
Yes, that’ll do just fine.
Also, from Angelus Press today I received new copies of the Passionale, use for the singing of the Passion during Holy Week and the Triduum.
One book has all three parts (Chronista, Christus, Synagoga) and the other three present those parts individuated.
And then the volume with just the Chronista part.
No ribbons, but they really don’t need them. I’m a little surprised that they didn’t dye the pages purple.
Immediately, I’m sure, you have been thumping the table, eager to ask whether or not they included the haunting “tonus ad libitum” for the burial of the Lord.
Finally, since today is the birthday of His Excellency, Most Reverend Donald J. Hying, newish skipper of the Diocese of Madison, the intrepid Tridentine Mass Society of the same diocese organized and delivered a Spiritual Bouquet for his intention. We also, because of his devotion to the Most Sacred Heart, we framed for him a lovely print of Daniel Mitsui. I wrote about it HERE. There’s a lot going on in there. And what a different “museum glass” makes!
Lastly, His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke will be here in Madison on 8 December, Immaculate Conception, and will celebrate a Pontifical Mass!