Sunday, 24 January 2016

The Gesima Sundays

In the traditional Latin-Rite calendar, today is Septuagesima, or seventy-days before Easter. Next Sunday follows with Sexagesima, sixty-days and then Quinquagesima, fifty days before the season of Quadragesima, or Lent in English from the old English word, lencten, referring to the lengthening of days.

This pre-Lent preparation was banished by Bugnini and Paul VI but recently re-established in the Ordinariate Missal, a good hope for the future under a liturgically-minded Pope who will restore all things.

Today, in the traditional Mass, the Tract is sung/said, and the vestments are violet. The New Liturgical Movement has a post about what happens after Vespers of the night before.

Have a blessed Sunday and pray for a restoration and an end to the insanity.

4 comments:

Maudie N Mandeville said...

EPISTLE: 1 Cor. 9:24-27; 10:1-54
A lesson from the Epistle of St Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians.
Brethren:: Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize? For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and all in Moses were baptized, in the cloud and in the sea; and did all eat the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink (and they drank of the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ).

>>>>>But with most of them God was not well pleased. <<<<<<

To the Bergoglians, this is hate speech.

Guest said...

On the Ukrainian Greek Catholic calendar, today is the Sunday of the Prodigal Son. Next Sunday (Sexagesima on the Latin calendar) is the Meatfare Sunday (aka the Sunday of the Last Judgement). Traditionally, this would be the last day one would eat meat until Pascha (Easter). Cheesefare Sunday (Quinquagesima on the Latin calendar) would be the last day to eat dairy products. The next day is Pure Monday (2 days before Ash Wednesday), the first day of the Great Fast, with strict fast and abstinence from meat, dairy products and anything that contains meat and/or dairy products.

Yet all of us, Eastern and Western, whatever we observe, we can offer up in reparation for our sins and for an end to the crisis in the Church.

Z nami Boh! God is with us!

Guest said...

Thank you for the Epistle. We had it for the Great Blessing of Water on Theophany (one of my favorite Feasts!) :-)

Karl Rahner Jr. said...

That's a brilliant comment.