Benedictus Deus

Benedictum Nomen Sanctum eius

Archive for the 'Christmas' Category

Celebrating Epipany

Posted: Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 @ 10:01 am in Christmas, Gueranger, Liturgical Calendar | 1 Comment »

Yesterday (1/13) we wrapped up the octave of Epiphany.  Christmas continued here, with lights and all.  For most of the world, even the Catholic world, it probably passed by without much notice. Even for Epiphany itself, at lease here in America, most customs associated with it have been condensed into Christmas day.  There are some […]

The New Year

Posted: Saturday, January 1st, 2011 @ 10:47 pm in Christmas, Gueranger, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on The New Year

There is an interesting note in the Liturgical Year entry for the seventh day of Christmas (31st).  Abbot Gueranger tells us that Mozarabic Church is the only one to give liturgical expression to the close of the year.  They used the following preface on the Sunday before Epiphany: It is meet and just that we […]

Christmas Plans

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 @ 11:32 am in Christmas, Liturgical Calendar | 4 Comments »

I thought I would offer a few of my Christmas plans here.  First, a few general notes.  I will be off work from the 24th until January 11th.  Throughout the holy season I am going to try to get to daily mass as often as I can, and pray as much of the office I […]

Very Belated Candlemas Post

Posted: Saturday, February 7th, 2009 @ 10:39 pm in Christmas, Culture, Liturgical Calendar, Time After Epiphany | Comments Off on Very Belated Candlemas Post

I was really going to post this on time, but due to illness and other factors it got put on the back burner.  I was going to past a quote from the Liturgical Year, but I don’t have it handy so I’ll paraphrase.  Abbot Gueranger said that due to general ignorance and lapsed practice amongst […]

Octave Day of Epiphany

Posted: Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 @ 12:20 pm in Christmas, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Octave Day of Epiphany

Today is (or would have been) the octave day of Epiphany.  The octave day focuses on Our Lord’s manifestation at His baptism in the Jordan.  In fact, on the 1962 calendar this is still the Commemoration of the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  I suppose it is a commemoration and not a feast because […]

Octave of Epiphany Day 7

Posted: Monday, January 12th, 2009 @ 8:57 am in Christmas, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Octave of Epiphany Day 7

Here is a sequence from the ancient Missals of the German Churches, given in the entry for day 7: Our Saviour is born unto us!  Let us solemnly celebrate his Birthday. To us was he given, unto us was he born, and with us had he lived, he the light and salvation of the Gentiles. […]

Octave of Epiphany Day 6

Posted: Sunday, January 11th, 2009 @ 10:13 pm in Christmas, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Octave of Epiphany Day 6

Day six happens to be Sunday within the Octave of Epiphany this year.  Even on the old-old (pre-1955) calendar this Sunday was the Feast of the Holy Family.  Since we still have that I will just continue with a quote from Dom Gueranger’s entry for day six rather than from the entry for for Sunday […]

Octave of Epiphany Day 5

Posted: Saturday, January 10th, 2009 @ 6:35 am in Christmas, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Octave of Epiphany Day 5

Continuing the series: The Magi have reached Bethlehem; the humble dwelling of the King of the jews has been thrown open to them. Falling down, they adore the divine King they have so fervently sought after, and for whom the whole earth had been longing…. These happy kings are not scandalized at the sight they […]

Octave of Epiphany Day 4

Posted: Friday, January 9th, 2009 @ 8:14 am in Christmas, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Octave of Epiphany Day 4

More from the Liturgical Year: When Abraham received the command from God to go out of the land of Chaldea, which was teh land of his fathers and kindred, and go into a strange country, he obeyed with such faithful promptitude as to merit being made the Father of all them that believe, so , […]

Octave of Epiphany Day 3

Posted: Thursday, January 8th, 2009 @ 8:11 am in Christmas, Liturgical Calendar, Prayer | Comments Off on Octave of Epiphany Day 3

Prayers taken from the Gregorian Sacramentary: O God, the enlightener of all nations, give thy people to enjoy perpetual peace, and infuse into our hearts that shining light which thou didst enkindle in the minds of the three Magi. Almighty and eternal God, the light of faithful souls, who hast consecrated this solemnity by the […]


Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '<' in /home/antman26/benedictusdeus.org/blog/wp-content/themes/dark_maple/footer.php on line 4