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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday after Easter (TLM): Every Catholic is called to evangelize

In the midst of chaos, we need to bring our minds to the work at hand, our work of sacred liturgy, the renewal of which is our only hope for true revitalization of the Church. This Sunday’s Collect survived the … Read More

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WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday after Easter (TLM): joy, devastation and ascent

This Sunday in the Novus Ordo is the 3rd Sunday OF Easter.  This Sunday in the Traditional Calendar is the 2nd Sunday AFTER Easter.   This probably reflects how, traditionally Romans tend to count.  But I am already digressing. Let’s see … Read More

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WDTPRS – 5th Sunday of Easter: The prayer’s very word order reveals God’s love

As we journey from the passion and Easter toward Ascension and Pentecost, the Church in Holy Mass leads us through meditations on the fruits of the Resurrection and our baptism.  Our mysterious procession was made possible by the Cross.  Our … Read More

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WDTPRS and AUDIO: The Exsultet – explained, translated, sung

It’s hard to believe but this post goes back to 2005! 14 years ago! I always get requests about the Exsultet, so here you are. ___ Originally published in 2005 The EXSULTET is one of the most spectacular moments of … Read More

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WDTPRS – 5th Sunday after Easter (TLM): Fr. Z rants on liturgical goop, cracks bones

I am going to drag you – again – through my standard and sustained rant about liturgy, punctuated by Latin vocabulary and Neoplatonism. First, to be grown up Catholics we need a Mass for grown ups. Our Mass should give … Read More

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WDTPRS: 4th Sunday of Easter (2002MR) – Mighty humble Shepherd, humble mighty flock

Coming up this weekend… Those who generally frequent Holy Mass with the traditional form of the Roman Rite heard the Gospel about the Good Shepherd last week.   In the Novus Ordo, that Gospel is read this week, for the 4th … Read More

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WDTPRS – 7th Sunday of Easter: Ascended but still present

I won’t acknowledge Ascension Thursday Sunday.  Yesterday was the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord and Sunday is, in the Ordinary Form, the 7th Sunday of Easter. Let’s look at the Collect for the 7th Sunday of Easter. Supplicationibus … Read More

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WDTPRS – Ascension COLLECT (1962MR): The hope that informs our trials in this life

We Catholics know that what was not assumed, was not redeemed (St. Gregory of Nazianzus).  Our humanity, body and soul, was taken by the Son into an unbreakable bond with His divinity. When Christ rose from the tomb, our humanity … Read More

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WDTPRS Ascension – Our humanity, “raised beyond the heights of archangels”

On my planet, this coming Sunday is the 7th Sunday after Easter, Ascension Thursday having fallen on Thursday. In most places Ascension Thursday has been transferred to Sunday, but not with malice.  The notion the bishops had was to expose … Read More

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Easter (OF): We are risen, rising, and about to rise all at the same time

Here is this week’s Collect, for the 6th Sunday of Easter in the Ordinary Form: Fac nos, omnipotens Deus, hos laetitiae dies, quos in honorem Domini resurgentis exsequimur, affectu sedulo celebrare, ut quod recordatione percurrimus semper in opere teneamus. This … Read More

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday after Easter (1962MR): The smoke of Satan

This is the 4th Sunday after Easter according to the older, traditional Roman calendar. Today’s Collect survived the slash and hack editors of the Novus Ordo.  You can find it in the Novus Ordo for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary … Read More

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WDTPRS – 5th Sunday of Easter (2002MR): Eternity and Sempiternity – not the same

Sunday’s Collect for the Ordinary Form was not in a previous edition of the Roman Missal. A precedent is found in the Sacramentarium Bergomense. COLLECT: Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, semper in nobis paschale perfice sacramentum ut, quos sacro baptismate dignatus es … Read More

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WDTPRS: Low Sunday “in albis”, Quasimodo Sunday

In the post-Conciliar calendar this is the “Second Sunday of Easter.” It is sometimes called “Thomas Sunday” because of the Gospel reading about the doubting Apostle. It is also famously called “Quasimodo Sunday” for the first word of the opening … Read More

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WDTPRS Easter Sunday: “Be sprigs!”

We observed the Sacred Triduum: the priesthood was celebrated, the Eucharistic Christ was reposed and the altar stripped, the Passion was sung and the Cross was kissed.  Our liturgical death was complete.  Then in the evening, in some places even … Read More

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WDTPRS Ascension – Our humanity, “raised beyond the heights of archangels”

On my planet, this coming Sunday is the 7th Sunday after Easter, Ascension Thursday having fallen on Thursday. In most places Ascension Thursday has been transferred to Sunday, but not with malice.  I’m sure the notion the bishops had was … Read More

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WDTPRS Secret and Prayer over Offerings – the SAME in both Novus Ordo and TLM!

Today I had a text from the Great Roman Fabrizio™ about the fact that the word commercium is in the Secret for today’s Mass in the Extraordinary Form. So, let’s drill into that wonderful prayer…. and be sure to get the … Read More

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WDTPRS “Low” Sunday, “Mercy” Sunday, “Quasimodo” Sunday, Sunday “in albis”

This Sunday has many nicknames.  In the post-Conciliar calendar it is the “Second Sunday of Easter (or of Divine Mercy)”.  It is also called “Thomas Sunday” (because of the Gospel reading about the doubting Apostle), and “Quasimodo Sunday” (from the … Read More

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WDTPRS (1962MR) Pentecost: understanding rightly

Let’s look at the Collect for Pentecost as it appears in the Missale Romanum of St. John XXIII. You will recognize it as the prayer after the Veni, Sancte Spiritus: Deus, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu … Read More

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Oldie posts on the Ascension of the Lord

I have in the past posted variously about the Ascension of the Lord. For example: PODCAzT 101: Preface for Ascension [2010] The Ascension and Feet [2011] PODCAzT 27: Leo on the Ascension; a Collect; feedback [2007 – back when I … Read More

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WDTPRS: Vigil of Easter: stir up in your Church a spirit of adoption

Our Lenten journey brings us to the greatest feast day of the whole liturgical year. We saw the priesthood and Eucharist instituted at Holy Thursday.  A glimpse of Easter glory was given us with the singing of the Gloria.  The … Read More

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