IntroitusPs 26:8-9To You my heart speaks; You my glance seeks; Your presence, O Lord, I seek. Hide not Your face from me.Ps 26:1The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear?V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.R. As it was in the beginning, isContinue reading “Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent”
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We have now embarked upon pre-Lent
https://sensusfidelium.com/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/season-of-septuagesima/mystery-of-septuagesima/ Gueranger: It is evident that the Christian, who would spend Septuagesima according to the spirit of the Church, must make war upon that false security, that self-satisfaction, which are so common to effeminate and tepid souls, and produce spiritual barrenness. Met. Antony Bloom: “God can save the sinner you are, but not the saintContinue reading “We have now embarked upon pre-Lent”
Today we begin the beautiful O Antiphons which the Church incorporates into her liturgy. These are recited in the Divine Office at Vespers until Dec. 24.
Here’s an explanation from the St Andrew’s Missal
7:15 am Friday 16 December- Ember Friday in Advent
Confessions heard @ 6:55
Christmas Novena for 30 November through 24 December: begin – or resume – any day up til 16 December
Beginning on this feast of St. Andrew, the following beautiful prayer is recited by some religious fifteen times a day until Christmas. This is a very meditative prayer that helps us increase our awareness of the real focus of Christmas and helps us prepare ourselves spiritually for Jesus’ coming.