Category Archives: Church Year

Happy Michaelmas Day

It is actually the feast of the Archangels, I don’t know exactly why it focuses on St. Michael. So, with apologies, and requests for intersession to St. Gabriel and St Raphael. St. Michael Defend us.   Advertisements

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Open Unto Me, O Lord, the Gates of Repentance

A chant for Lent, from the Eastern Church.   Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Open to me the doors of repentance O Lifegiver; for my spirit rises early to pray towards Thy … Continue reading

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Get Serious This Lent

It’s time for this years annual lent pep talk. The past 2 years I have run my “Don’t be a wimp post“.  Reading the Mass collects for this season one is often encountering the phrase “this holy fast”. Many, fast only … Continue reading

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Candlemas

Today is Candlemas day, the feast of the presentation of our Lord in the temple and purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Lent this year begins a week from tomorrow, so start thinking about it if you haven’t already.   And … Continue reading

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Epiphany Chalking of Doors

This past Sunday in many places the feast of the Epiphany was celebrated. I attended Mass at the local monastery. They adhere to the monastic calendar rather than decisions of the USCCB, so we celebrated the second Sunday of Christmas. The … Continue reading

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December 23rd: O Emmanuel

So it’s Dec. 23rd and here it is, the original O come Emmanuel.   I didn’t get the English version recorded. (If I get to it before the end of the day I will record and post a follow-up). Here … Continue reading

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December 22nd: O Rex – O King

  Again here is my englished version recorded in poor conditions with poor equipment.

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