Fathers! Votive options on Tuesday and Thursday after Sexagesima: Passion of the Lord and Reparation for Insults against the Eucharist

Today I received an email with an interesting liturgical note.

I was reminded that on Tuesday after Sexagesima Sunday (in other words, as I write, tomorrow 18 Feb), there was a tradition of saying a Votive Mass of the Passion of the Lord.

There were once, various Votive Masses available focusing on the arma Christi, the instruments of the Passion (e.g., nails, crown of thorns, etc.).   They were suppressed in 1961.  However, this custom has continued in various places.

Moreover, Thursday after Sexagesima Sunday priests offered Holy Mass in Reparation for Insults Offered to the Most Holy Sacrament.

The Benedictines of Silverstream (recommend their wonderful Way of the Cross for Priests), created a PDF of the Mass formulary: HERE   NB: When I posted that last year, one of you busy bees found various typos in the PDF (HERE).   I will drop a note to the monks at Silverstream.


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  1. JGavin says:

    Why were they suppressed, aside from the stupidity of the times?

  2. CasaSanBruno says:

    Thank you for this! I was particularly moved by the Graduale from Ps 68 during the Votive Mass of the Passion today. God reward you for this reminder!

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