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Tag Archives: Stir Up Sunday
Advent is upon us soon. The Last Sunday of the Year is 26 November. That is “Stir Up Sunday“. The “stir up” comes from the first words of the traditional Collect at Mass of the Last Sunday of the Year. … Read More
The last Sunday before the new year is Stir Up Sunday. This is the day on which many will prepare their traditional English Christmas Pudding. The “stir up” comes from the first words of the traditional Collect at Mass of … Read More
Advent is upon us soon. The Last Sunday of the Year is 26 November. That is “Stir Up Sunday“, when you should prepare your Christmas puddings. Think about getting your Christmas shopping done early. First, remember always… always… to use … Read More
So… what did y’all decide to do? ORIGINALLY POSTED Published on: Nov 19, 2016 @ 04:02 Date and time Month ____ Tomorrow, 20 November, is the Last Sunday of the Church’s Liturgical Year. It is therefore… STIR UP SUNDAY! The “stir … Read More
Tomorrow, 22 November, is the Last Sunday of the Church’s Liturgical Year. It is therefore… STIR UP SUNDAY! The “stir up” comes from the first words of the traditional Collect in the Roman Rite. It also comes from the tradition … Read More
Last Sunday, the final Sunday of the liturgical year, was “Stir Up” Sunday, taken from the translation of the Latin Collect for Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form (which probably was just transferred into the Book of Common Prayer). This … Read More
The Collect from Holy Mass today in the traditional Roman Rite is: Excita, quaesumus. Dómine, tuórum fidélium voluntátes: ut, divíni óperis fructum propénsius exsequéntes; pietátis tuæ remédia maióra percípiant. Or… Stir up the will of your faithful, we pray, O … Read More
Sunday is “Stir Up Sunday”. Do you have plans?
It’s Stir Up Sunday and time to make a Christmas Pudding, perhaps even in the manner of Max himself! The first pudding I will make (I may make several for gifts) will be from a recipe suggested in the combox … Read More
It is the Last Sunday of the liturgical year. In the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite it is the 24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost, even though numerically it is the 23rd. The Last Sunday is always the … Read More
From a reader: Do you have any suggestions for where I can buy a good Advent wreath online? Why, yes! I do! Since the Mystic Monks don’t have Advent Wreathes, I suggest that you use my links to Amazon. They … Read More
Today is the feast of St. Martin of Tours, otherwise called Martinmass. I suspect few of you observed the old forty day fast period which would end today. Also, today marks the octave since All Souls Day. Don’t forget: Pray … Read More
Once again this year I shall make a Christmas Pudding. Stir-Up Sunday is getting close! With that in mind, I thought I would share this interesting article from The History Blog: 112-year-old Christmas pudding found in cupboard What is probably … Read More