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Archive for February, 2010

Ember Weather III

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 @ 10:56 pm in Miscellany | 1 Comment »

As you probably know this was the Lenten Embertide which reminded me that we have not reviewed the Ember day weather predictions in a while.  From the Advent Embertide I had these notes: Wed (January) Clear, a little colder than seasonable, breezy Friday (February) Cold (more so than seasonable) and cloudy Saturday (March) Cold and […]

Feast Of Saint Matthias

Posted: Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 @ 11:04 am in Lent, Liturgical Calendar, Saints | 1 Comment »

Today is the Feast of St. Matthias, the apostle who replaced Judas among the twelve.  His selection as the first “apostolic successor” is recorded in Acts 1:15-26.  According to St. Clement of Alexandria (as well as Jerome and Eusebius) tell us that he was one of the seventy two disciples sent out by our Lord […]

Confraternity of St. Benedict

Posted: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 @ 10:38 am in Liturgy, Prayer | 5 Comments »

My good friend John R. has taken the initiative to establish a Divine Office association called the Confraternity of Saint Benedict.  In a nut shell this is an association for both lay and clerical members with the aim of fostering use of the traditional Office both at home in and in public services (especially Vespers […]

Septuagesima and Shrovetide

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 @ 8:33 am in Liturgical Calendar, Septuagesima | Comments Off on Septuagesima and Shrovetide

I have been prioritizing some other hobbies above blogging, so it has been tough to get a post up lately. Aside from that, I am distracted with a lot of other things, and keep finding myself surprised by the onset of various feasts and seasons. So, I was going to have a new Septuagesima post, […]