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Why Follow the Liturgical Year?

Posted: Thursday, September 27th, 2007 @ 9:04 pm in Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Why Follow the Liturgical Year?

More from the preface to The Liturgical Year by Abbot Gueranger: Each year the Spirit of God retakes possession of His well-beloved and giver her light and love; each year she derives an increase of life from the maternal influence which the blessed Virgin exercises over her, on the feasts of her joys, her dolours, […]

LY with Leo the Great, Fall Embertide II

Posted: Friday, September 21st, 2007 @ 11:55 am in Liturgical Calendar, Popes, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on LY with Leo the Great, Fall Embertide II

The next surviving sermon on the Autumn Embertide by Pope St. Leo I is his fifth. It was apparently used for two different occasions since there are two different endings. Most of it is not specific to the September fast (though it is relevant of course) but the end of it is. But there is […]

Liturgical Year with Leo the Great – Fall Embertide

Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 @ 4:29 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Popes, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on Liturgical Year with Leo the Great – Fall Embertide

This week is the Autumn Embertide which is always the next full week after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. It is also known as Michaelmas Embertide. Remember, for ember weeks Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday are days of fasting (technically it is now optional per the modern code of canon law). Instead of rehashing my […]

Pamphlet Reminder

Posted: Friday, September 14th, 2007 @ 3:04 pm in Liturgy | Comments Off on Pamphlet Reminder

Summorum Pontificum goes into full effect today.  If you would like to encourage others to learn more about the traditional rites of the Church, feel free to print, copy, and distribute this pamphlet.  You may also post it on our own web site, link to it on this site, and send it to anyone who […]

In Hoc Signo Vinces

Posted: Thursday, September 13th, 2007 @ 10:07 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on In Hoc Signo Vinces

“Hail O cross, formidable to all enemies, bulwark of the Church, strength of princes; hail in thy triumph.” Tomorrow is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, also know as Roodmas (rood being a Middle English word for cross). This feast commemorates St.Helena’s finding of the True Cross and it’s recovery from the […]

Liturgical Year in a Nutshell

Posted: Monday, September 10th, 2007 @ 8:56 pm in Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Liturgical Year in a Nutshell

From the general preface to the Liturgical Year by Dom Gueranger. It is therefore Jesus Christ Himself who is the source as well as the object of the liturgy; and hence the ecclesiastical year, which we have undertaken to explain in this work, is neither more nor less than the manifestation of Jesus Christ and […]

New Sidebar Feature

Posted: Friday, September 7th, 2007 @ 9:24 am in This Blog | Comments Off on New Sidebar Feature

I have added a sidebar category for Featured Posts.  It will have a list of past posts I want to highlight for one reason or another.  For now I am just putting the link to the Extraordinary Form Pamphlet post (two down) to keep that prominent. To get “featured posts” where I wanted it on […]

The Family Rosary

Posted: Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 @ 8:46 pm in Prayer | Comments Off on The Family Rosary

From Pope Pius XII’s Ingrentium Malorum: 12. But it is above all in the bosom of the family that We desire the custom of the Holy Rosary to be everywhere adopted, religiously preserved, and ever more intensely practiced. In vain is a remedy sought for the wavering fate of civil life, if the family, the […]

Extraordinary Form Pamphlet

Posted: Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 @ 11:46 am in Liturgy | 4 Comments »

One of things that irks me about responses to Summorum Pontificum is when people (especially bishops) imply that virtually no one is interested in the traditional rites (e.g. “this is for a tiny minority of Catholics,” or “Most faithful are happy with the new mass, but…”). Sometimes they even specifically say 1%. I don’t think […]

Liturgical Cycles

Posted: Sunday, September 2nd, 2007 @ 9:47 pm in Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Liturgical Cycles

Until recently I was little confused on the distinction between the Temporal Cycle and the Sanctoral cycle. Somehow I missed the whole section on that topic in my St. Andrew missal which explains it. Turns out it’s pretty simple. The Temporal Cycle (sometimes called the Proper of Time) involves all the liturgical seasons and times. […]


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