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WDTPRS – Pre-Lent and Quinquagesima Sunday: Prepare for the fight of your life!

In our traditional Roman calendar, Sunday is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter.  This is one of the pre-Lenten Sundays which prepare us for the discipline of Lent. The priest’s vestments are purple. No Gloria.  No Alleluia. The prayers … Read More

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“What a bore clergy find the ‘Hymn to Love’ in I Corinthians 13…”

From Fr. Hunwicke of Mutual Enrichment comes this brilliantly blistering entry. I am glad he’s on our side. And I am especially glad to have another defender of the pre-Lent Sundays. They were 86’d in the time of Paul VI. … Read More

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WDTPRS: Quinquagesima – SECRET

SECRET: Haec hostia, Domine, quaesumus, emundet nostra delicta: et ad sacrificium celebrandum, subditorum tibi corpora mentesque sanctificet. This prayer was in the ancient L.S. Engolismensis.  It didn’t survive the Consilium for the newer missal. Subdo is “to put, place, set, … Read More

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WDTPRS: Quinquagesima

In our traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter.  Today is one of the pre-Lenten Sundays which prepare us for the discipline of Lent. The priest’s vestments are purple. No Alleluia. The … Read More

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WDTPRS: Septuagesima – Prayers for Mass (1962MR)

In the pre-Conciliar calendar this period before Ash Wednesday is called the Season of Epiphany. This year, because Easter falls so early, there aren’t many Sundays immediately after Epiphany.  Some will be bumped to the end of the liturgical year.  … Read More

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