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The Seventh Penitential Psalm

The Seventh Penitential Psalm is psalm 142 (143) Domine, exaudi. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and consider my desire; hearken unto me for thy truth and righteousness’ sake. And enter not into judgement with thy servant; for in thy sight … Continue reading

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The Sixth Penitential Psalm

Is Psalm 129(130) De profundis. (note- if you’ve seen the movie “the Sixth Scense” this is the latin phrase the kid says to the Bruce  Willis character “De profundis clamavi ad te Domine” the opening line of this psalm.)   … Continue reading

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The Fifth Penitential Psalm

Is Psalm 101(102) Domine, exaudi. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my crying come unto thee. Hide not thy face from me in the time of my trouble; incline thine ear unto me when I call. O hear me, … Continue reading

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The Fourth Penitential Psalm

Is Psalm 50(51) Miserere mei, Deus. Everything’s been Anglican Chant so far… I had intended on more variety but it’s been hard to find other musical forms, at least in English. Have mercy upon me, O God, after thy great … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: He Willingly Embraced the Cross

When our divine Savior beheld the cross, He most willingly stretched out His bleeding arms, lovingly embraced it, and tenderly kissed it, and placing it on His bruised shoulders, He, although almost exhausted, joyfully carried it.  O my Jesus, I … Continue reading

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The Third Penitential Psalm

The Third Penitential Psalm is Psalm 37(38) Domine, ne in furore. Put me not to rebuke, O Lord, in thine anger; neither chasten me in thy heavy displeasure, for thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me … Continue reading

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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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The Portable Confessional

  My oldest son is preparing for his first confession. Consequently, I have written on this sacrament, and various things related to it, over the last few weeks. Most recently, I have written about the confessional booth. Consider this a … Continue reading

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The Screen and St. Charles

Today is the feast of St. Charles Borromeo, and as such, I am writing on the topic of the confessional. The confessional booth and screen has been in use for about 500 years in the Western Church, and it is … Continue reading

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Confession: What to say?

My oldest child is preparing for his first penance, so I will likely be writing more on this subject over the next month or two. One thing that is helpful for people in receiving this sacrament is knowing what to … Continue reading

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