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Archive for November, 2009

Quadragesima Sancti Martini

Posted: Friday, November 13th, 2009 @ 9:54 pm in Advent, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Quadragesima Sancti Martini

Yesterday was the start of “Quadragesima Sancti Martini” or St. Matin’s Lent (or the forty days of Saint Martin). In former times the Advent fast would begin today (at least in some places), and this year I decided to do the same. It’s name comes from the fact that St Martin’s day was yesterday and […]

Ember Weather Forecast

Posted: Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 @ 9:39 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Miscellany | 3 Comments »

As you may know the weather on Ember days is said to predict the weather of the coming months. So just for fun I noted the weather during the last (Michaelmas) Embertide. Wednesday predicts October, Friday predicts November and Saturday predicts December. For Wednesday (October) I had: Cloudy, some rain, warm. Partly cloudy in the […]

Praying For The Dead

Posted: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 @ 10:35 pm in Prayer | 1 Comment »

It has been some time since I harped on praying for the dead. Of course the occasion for this is the celebration of All Souls day yesterday. As I have written before, praying for the dead has become almost totally neglected today. I can’t imagine that in the entire history of the Church that there […]