Category Archives: Liturgical Year

Sunday Trinity XV


Today is the XVth Sunday after Trinity or Trinity XV. As most Sundays Trinity XV is a Semidouble. The liturgical color is green. The Octave of the Nativity of the BVM is Simple so that nothing is said of the … Continue reading

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Ordo Recitandi March 25 – 31, 2018


March 25 Palm Sunday, Sd, 1st Class At Matins, Invit. and Hymn for Lent as in the Ordinary for Passiontide, Antiphons and Psalms as in the Psalter w/Nocturn versicles as there given for Lent. Lessons i-ix p. C278-281). Responses for … Continue reading

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LENTEN READING


It is an old tradition of the Eastern Orthodox monastics to read the Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus once over the period of Lent. Though I certainly recommend this practice, for a newbie “The Ladder” can be quite … Continue reading

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February 11 to 17 ~ 2018


On all three Pre-Lenten Sundays (but not on weekdays) the Proper Invitatory and the winter hymn are used.The Alleluia is omitted from Compline on the Saturday before Septuagesima until Compline on Saturday before Easter. The Laus, tibi Domine is used instead. On double feasts … Continue reading

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Epiphany (ii)


“We make this assertion because this is what the liturgy itself tells us, in the very acts of making us manifest and like to Christ. The manifestation and full meaning of Christ to the world is given in the Christmas … Continue reading

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O wondrous interchange … !


This Collect says much about the season of Christmastide. In Neale’s Breviary the translation reads: “O wonderful exchange ! The Creator of mankind taking to Himself a living body, vouchsafed to be born of a virgin: and, proceeding forth as … Continue reading

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Destruction of Advent


Advent. The season of great and ancient spiritual resources. a season of expectation and preparation. And for me, … a season in which The Book of Common Prayer fails me the most. It has removed a great many of the propers … Continue reading

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