The Liturgical Year

The Liturgical Year - Ember Wednesday of Advent

December 14, 2011

What are Ember Days? Prope est jam Dominus; venite, adoremus. The Lord is now nigh; come, let us adore. To-day the Church begins the fast of Quatuor Tempora, or, as we call it, of Ember days: it includes also the Friday and Saturday of this same week. This observance is not peculiar to the Advent […]

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The Liturgical Year - Third Monday of Advent

December 12, 2011

MONDAY Of the Third Week of Advent Prope est jam Dominus: venite, adoremus. De Isaia Propheta. Cap. xxviii. Haec dicit Dominus Dens: Ecce ego mittam in fundamentis Sion lapidem, lapidem probatum, angularem, pretiosum, in fundamento fundatum. Qui crediderit, non festinet. Et ponam in pondere judicium, et justitiam in mensura, et subvertet grando spem mendacii, et […]

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The Liturgical Year - Second Friday of Advent

December 9, 2011

Read more parts here Regem venturum Donalnum, venite, adoremus. Do Isaia Prophets. Cap. xxiv. Ecce Dominus dissipabit terram, et nudabit eam; et affliget faciem ejus et disperget habitatores ejus. Et erit sicut populus, sic sacerdos; et sicut servus, sic dominus ejus; sicut ancilla, sic domina ejus; sicut omens, sic ille qui vendit; sicut foenerator, sic […]

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The Liturgical Year - Second Thursday of Advent

December 8, 2011

Read more parts here Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. De Isaia Propheta. Cap. xix. Onus Egypti. Ecce Dominus ascendet super nubem levem: at ingredietur Egypturn: et commovebuntur simulacra Egypti a facie ejus, at cor Egypti tabescet in medio ejus: et concurrere faciam Egyptios adversus Egyptios, et pugnabit vir contra fratrem suum, at vir contra amicum […]

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The Liturgical Year - Second Wednesday of Advent

December 8, 2011

Read more parts here Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. De Isaia Propheta. Cap. xvi. Emitte Agnum Domine, dominatorem terrae, de petra deserti ad montem filiae Sion. Et erit: sicut avis fugiens, et pulli de nido avolantes, sic erunt filiae Moab in transcensu Arnon. Ini consilium, coge concilium, pone quasi noctem umbram tuam in meridie: absconde […]

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The Liturgical Year - The Second Tuesday of Advent

December 6, 2011

Read more parts here Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. De Isaia Propheta. Cap. xiv. Prope est ut veniat tempus ejus, et dies ejus non clongabuntur. Miserebitur enim Dominus Jacob, et eliget adhuc de Israel, et requiescere eos faciet super humum suam: adjungetur advena ad eos, et adhaerebit domui Jacob. Et tenebunt eos populi, et adducent […]

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The Liturgical Year - The Practice of Advent Part III

December 5, 2011

Read more parts here And you, Christians, for whom the good tidings are as things that are not, because you are dead in sin, lo! He who is very life is coming among you. Yes, whether this death of sin has held you as its slave for long years, or has but freshly inflicted on […]

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The Liturgical Year - The Practice of Advent Part II

December 4, 2011

Read more parts here For this glorious solemnity, as often as it comes round, finds three classes of men. The first, and the smallest number, are those who live, in all its plenitude, the life of Jesus who is within them, and aspire in­cessantly after the increase of this life. The second class of souls […]

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The Liturgical Year - The Practice of Advent Part I

December 3, 2011

Read more parts here CHAPTER THE THIRD PRACTICE DURING ADVENT IF our holy mother the Church spends the time of Advent in this solemn preparation for the threefold coming of Jesus Christ; if, after the example of the prudent virgins, she keeps her lamp lit ready for the coming of the Bridegroom; we, being her […]

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The Liturgical Year - The Mystery of Advent Part II

December 2, 2011

Read more parts here The holy Church, therefore, during Advent, awaits in tears and with ardour the arrival of her Jesus in His first coming. For this, she borrows the fervid expressions of the prophets, to which she joins her own supplications. These longings for the Messias expressed by the Church, are not a mere […]

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