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Ready for the Epiphany Blessings

Getting ready for tomorrow’s blessing, this afternoon I removed the chalked inscription from my doorway. On Epiphany I will use blessed chalk to mark the door once again after blessing The Cupboard Under The Stairs. When the chalk is blessed … Continue reading

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“Let y’all know!” The “Noveritis” Epiphany chant announcement of 2019’s liturgical dates

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. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Epiphany Collect: Liturgy should be “epiphany”, wherein we encounter transforming mystery.

In the Novus Ordo calendar Epiphany (which is supposed to be 12 days after Christmas – the reason it is called “Twelfth Night”) is sometimes moved to the Sunday.  I suppose that they reasoned that more people would celebrate the important … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY traditions: exorcisms, blessings, special chants, eggs, etc.

Let’s be clear about something.  Epiphany falls on 6 January.  Always has, always will.  This year, the year of grace 2018, 6 January is a Saturday. Great feasts have vigils.  Vigils are moments of penance, preparation, recollection.  We fast before … Continue reading

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England and Wales to celebrate Ascension THURSDAY and Twelfth Night!

I saw at the site of the Bishops Conference of England and Wales, that Epiphany and Ascension Thursday, are to be celebrated on their proper days! Huzzah! Although, they waffled a little with Epiphany. No more Ascension Thursday Sunday in … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point during the sermon you heard at your Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know what it was.  Many people out there don’t have an opportunity to hear sermons that are content rich (or even coherent). For … Continue reading

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OLDIE POST: What was the Star of Bethlehem?

In the older, traditional calendar, and in the tradition of both East and West from the earliest days, Friday 6 January was Epiphany.  However, we are now in the time after Epiphany. I want to remind the readership of a … Continue reading

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Your Real Epiphany Sermon Notes – PHOTOS

Last night, 6 January, we celebrated real Epiphany with a Solemn Mass.  At the beginning we blessed chalk as well as gold, frankincense and myrrh.  I also sang the Noveritis. Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for real … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Friday penance on 6 January where Epiphany is transferred

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hi Father Z, I’m confused about this Friday and the obligation to do penance this Friday. Our Bishops’ Conference (Canada) transferred the Feast of Epiphany to the Sunday, but we who follow the 1962 Calendar observe it on the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Epiphany Collect: transformed by the beauty of Your sublime glory

In the Novus Ordo calendar Epiphany (which is supposed to be 12 days after Christmas – the reason it is called “Twelfth Night”) is sometimes moved to the Sunday.  I suppose that they reasoned that more people would celebrate the important … Continue reading

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An Epiphany hymn… differently

From a couple years back… in case you are new around here. On a lighter note for your Epiphany joy, here is an offering from the official Parodohymnodist, the great Fr. Tim Ferguson. He provides an introduction: I was just … Continue reading

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“Let y’all know!” The “Noveritis” Epiphany chant announcement of 2017’s liturgical dates

Someone posted a printable image of the Noveritis (“Let y’all know”) in Gregorian chant notation for the singing of the liturgical dates for 2016 which takes place at Epiphany after the Gospel.  Find it over there. BE WARNED: At that site is … Continue reading

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Vigil of Epiphany: Blessing of Epiphany Water

Wonderful customs come with the Feast of the Epiphany.  Real Epiphany is 6 January, by the way. On Epiphany we can bless gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Please bring all your spare, unblessed myrrh to your priest… and your gold.  Bring … Continue reading

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Penance and Epiphany on Friday: Wherein Fr. Z rants

I had a note about the obligation to do Friday penance (usually through abstinence) on the Friday in the Octave of Christmas. HERE. Yes, we were obliged to do penance… except where we weren’t.  The reason is that the days … Continue reading

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Your Real Epiphany Sermon Notes

Last night, 6 January, we celebrated real Epiphany with a Solemn Mass.  At the beginning we blessed chalk.  Alas, there was no myrrh, though there was plenty of frankincense.  Our Deacon, Fr. Schroeder, sang the Noveritis. Were you able to go … Continue reading

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