The Commemorations of the Holy Cross in the Byzantine Liturgical Year
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by Gregory DiPippo
3h ago
We are happy to share this article by Fr Deacon Philip Gilbert on the feasts of the Cross in the Byzantine tradition, since next Sunday, the Third of Lent, is dedicated to the Veneration of the Holy Cross. Father Philip is a deacon of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church; we have previously published his articles on the week preceding Great Lent, on the first ceremony of Lent in the Byzantine Rite ..read more
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Roman Pilgrims at the Station Churches 2024 (Part 2)
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by Gregory DiPippo
1d ago
We continue with our annual series of photos of the Lenten station churches in Rome, thanks to our friends Agnese, Jacob, and Fr Joseph. Every year, at least one station gets omitted due to something Roman happening; this post does not include the station of Ember Friday, since there was a major strike going on that day. Don’t forget to visit Jacob’s YouTube channel Crux Stationalis, and enjoy ..read more
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Summer Courses at the Catholic Institute of Sacred Music - Tuition Free!
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by Unknown
1d ago
The Catholic Institute of Sacred Music at St Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California, is proud to announce its second summer term. Through the sponsorship of generous donors, we are delighted to be able to offer all courses with FREE TUITION for all applicants who are accepted into the program for this summer.The Catholic Institute of Sacred Music offers a rich learning experience for parish ..read more
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Restoring Lost Customs of Christendom “Brick by Brick”
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by Peter Kwasniewski
2d ago
On December 12, Our Lady of Victory Press published Matthew Plese’s latest book “Restoring Lost Customs of Christendom,” a serialization of his articles published on OnePeterFive over the past few years on customs related to both the temporal and sanctoral cycles. Plese mentions the following in the preface to the book:The Church’s Liturgical Year is a harmonious interplay of feasts and fasts ..read more
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The Second Sunday of Lent 2024
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by Gregory DiPippo
3d ago
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endureth forever. V. Who shall tell the mighty deeds of the Lord, or make known all His praises? V. Blessed are they who keep judgment and do justice at all times. V. Remember us, O Lord, in the favor of Thy people; visit us in Thy salvation. (The Tract of the Second Sunday of Lent, Ps. 105, 1-4)Tractus Confitémini Dómino, quoniam bonus ..read more
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Why is the Feast of St Matthias Moved in Leap Years?
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by Gregory DiPippo
4d ago
In the Roman Rite, the feast of St Matthias the Apostle is moved from February 24th to the following day every leap year. The explanation for this custom is to be found in the very ancient Roman calendar, which is still part of the Church’s liturgy to this day; it is used in the calendars printed at the beginning of the Missal and Breviary, and in the Martyrology, the names of the days are still ..read more
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Gregorian Chant Courses to be Offered this Summer at Clear Creek Abbey
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by Gregory DiPippo
5d ago
Clear Creek Abbey in northwest Oklahoma (diocese of Tulsa: located at 5804 W Monastery Road in Hulbert) will be hosting a week-long instruction in Gregorian chant, based on the course called Laus in Ecclesia from Monday July 15 to Friday July 19. The course is offered at three different levels of instruction will be offered:1) Gregorian initiation (Laus in Ecclesia level 1), taking the complete ..read more
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Blessing the Incense
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by Michael P. Foley
5d ago
Lost in Translation #92After the priest kisses the altar at a High Mass, he places three spoonfuls of incense onto the lit coals of a thurible and incenses the altar. Even though the priest has, according to the imagery of the prayer Aufer a nobis, entered into the Holy of Holies, this ceremony is still part of the his preliminary activities, for the original beginning of the Mass in the ancient ..read more
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Durandus on the Feast of St Peter’s Chair
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by Gregory DiPippo
6d ago
The Church keeps a solemn feast of the chair of Saint Peter, to wit, when he is said to have been raised up to the honor of the chair (or ‘a throne’) at Antioch. And some people say that this raising up was done by Theophilus, the prince of Antioch, whose deceased son Peter raised up after 14 years. (This would be the same Theophilus to whom St Luke addresses his Gospel and the Acts.) And he ..read more
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The Lenten Hymn for Compline “Christe, Qui Lux Es et Dies”
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by Gregory DiPippo
1w ago
The breviary and missal of St Pius V derive from the liturgical tradition used by the Papal curia in the high Middle Ages, formally codified at the beginning of the 13th century in a document known as the Ordinal of Pope Innocent III (1198-1216). This tradition was extremely conservative, and relative to many others (e.g. Sarum), much simpler. In the Divine Office, this simplicity is most evident ..read more
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