Thursday, December 21, 2017

Thursday of the Third Week of Advent

Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King, our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. xxxiii. Ch. xxxiii. Domine, miserere nostri, te enim exspectavimus; esto brachium nostrum in mane, et salus nostra in tempore tribulationis. A voce angeli fugerunt populi, et ab exaltatione tua dispersae […]

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Fifth Antiphon

Fifth Antiphon O Oriens, splendor lucis æternæ, et sol justiæ; veni et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis. O Orient! splendor of eternal light, and Sun of Justice! come and enlighten them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death. O Jesus, divine Sun! thou art coming to snatch us from eternal […]

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday in Ember Week

Violet Fast and Partial Abstinence Prope est jam Dominus; venite, adoremus. The Lord is now nigh; come, let us adore. Today 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 […]

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Fourth Antiphon

Fourth Antiphon O Clavis David et Sceptrum domus Israël, qui aperis, et nemo claudit; claudis, et nemo aperit; veni, et educ vinctum de domo carceris, sedentem in tenebris, et umbra mortis. O Key of David, and Scepter of the house of Israel! who openest, and no man shutteth: who shuttest, and no man openeth; come […]

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent

Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King, our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. xxx. Ch. xxx. Exspectat Dominus ut misereatur vestri; et ideo exaltabitur parcens vobis, quia Deus judicii Dominus: beati omnes qui exspectant eum! Populus enim Sion habitabit in Jerusalem: plorans nequaquam […]

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Third Antiphon

Third Antiphon O radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges o ssuum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare. O Root of Jesse, who standest as the standard of the people; before whom Kings shall not open their lips; to whom the nations shall pray: come and deliver […]

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This Feast, which is now kept, not only throughout the whole of Spain, but in almost all the Churches of the Catholic world, owes its origin to the Bishops of the tenth Council of Toledo, in 656. These Prelates having thought that there was an incongruity in the ancient practice of celebrating the feast of […]

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Monday of the Third Week of Advent

Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King, our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. xxviii. Ch. xxviii. Hæc dicit Dominus Deus: Ecce ego mittam in fundamentis Sion lapidem, lapidem probatum, angularem, pretiosum, in fundamento fundatum; qui crediderit, non festinet. Et ponam in pondere judicium, […]

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Second Antiphon

Second Antiphon O Adonai, et dux domus Israël, qui Moysi in igne flammæ rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti; veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extenso. O Adonai, and leader of the house of Israel, who appearedst to Moses in the fire of the flaming bush, and gavest to him the law on […]

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Third Sunday of Advent

Violet or Rose Privileged Sunday of the Second Class (Semidouble) Today again, the Church is full of joy, and the joy is greater than it was. It is true that her Lord is not come; but she feels that he is nearer than before, and therefore she thinks it just to lessen somewhat the austerity […]

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