Friday, 13 January 2017

Today, the Baptism of the Lord

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Today, the Octave Day of Epiphany, January 13, it is the Commemoration of the Baptism of the Lord. In the modernist calendar and the nervously disordered liturgy it falls, as you know, on the Sunday after Epiphany or Monday, should Epiphany fall on Sunday or is transferred to It, as it was this past week. The oddity is that in Rome, Epiphany is on January 6 and while much of the rest of the world was on Epiphany "Sunday," Rome was celebrating the Baptism of the Lord. As I wrote, the nervous disordered liturgy.

The Second Sunday after Pentecost, upcoming in the proper calendar and rite, or the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year C of that same disordered liturgy, (I cannot recall the current Year as I've not been to a nervous disordered rite in many months) it is Cana Sunday, when the Gospel read is that of the Wedding Feast of Cana and the changing by our Lord of the water into wine. It is casually plugged in to Year C, whist A and B are different, thus changing the whole liturgical understanding of these days and depriving the faithful and clergy of the deep spiritual richness of the liturgical season.

What do these all have to do with each other?

Up until the sinister Annibale Bugnini had his way with Pius XII, Epiphany had its own Octave. While it was killed off in 1955, remnants of it survived in the 1962 Roman Missal and actually survive in the Lectionary and Responsorial Psalm of the 1970 Missal. It was a grievous error to do away with it over 60 years ago. It should be brought back for both Missals, or at least until the nervous disorder is abrogated, and anathematised, as it will be. In our home, however, we have been celebrating the Octave, as we have been reading the Divine Office of Matins, Lauds and Vespers according to the Divino Afflatu, the pre-Bugnini and uncontaminated Office as reformed by Pope St. Pius X. It is available at the tab above "Divine Office 1962."

Further, the early Fathers of the Church believed that the Epiphany, -- the singular visit of the Wise Men, and, the Baptism of the Lord and the Wedding Feast at Cana occurred on the same date in the respective years of Our Lord's life. The antiphons throughout the week recall this daily.

I wish to point you now from here to a fine blog called The New Theological Movement

It will explain it all and hopefully, bring you to a greater understanding on what was lost in our faith and culture and what we must struggle to restore, in spite of the Vatican and the malefactors who undermined our Faith, the Liturgy and the Culture. This post, at A Catholic Life, looks at some others aspects of the Octaves

When I was a child, my mother always referred to the Epiphany as "Little Christmas." It has always been considered a continuation of Christmas.

Just one more reason to abandon the Novus Ordo and its corrupted calendar and return to the tradition and faith of our fathers. 


philipjohnson said...

Return to the faith of our fathers-indeed ,well said!If the Modernist wolves carry on as they are doing they will bring an end to their ,much lauded,Conciliar church.For me the Conciliar Church is on its way out anyway-sooner the better.Really how can they envisage heaven if all they do is =All you need is love-and false Bergoglian mercy!Keep writing.Great blog.

Ana Milan said...

In Spain we have the Three Kings on the 5 January when presents are exchanged. The Epiphany is the 6 January & like your mother it is also known in Europe as Little Christmas,or Womens' Christmas, when the wives & mothers were treated by their husbands & families to a day off from cooking & everyone went out for the day. Christmas officially ends on the 6th.

Kathleen1031 said...

This is so true Vox. It is really frustrating to be a Catholic whose only exposure has been to the NO church. This is my situation, and I am constantly trying to comprehend what most of you already know about the calendar and Ember Days and other Feast Days and so forth. Most confusing is the calendar, because nobody agrees on it!
I was a Baptist, as a child. I entered the church in my mid-twenties, and was drew me in was the solidity of it, the sureness, the consistency, and the "hard line" on sin and expectations. That is precisely what was appealing. Thank God I am now well grounded in the faith, but how terrible to consider the poor people who are caught in this utter mess that has been created. The rug has been pulled out from under them. I have a nephew who is 40 years old, and he has, out of the blue, decided to take his faith seriously. We live in Novus Ordo land! I want so badly to inform him there are basically TWO churches, and only one is legitimate, but what might that do?? Discourage him? This scenario is being played out many times.
These destroyers must be dealth with and soon. May the formal correction come without delay!

NIdahoCatholic said...

Kathleen1031. Do what you have to to move to an FSSP parish. I did so about a year and a half ago. What a difference it has made in my faith and walk with Our Lord and Lady!

Anonymous said...

On the Byzantine Catholic calendar, January 6th is the Theophany (aka the Baptism of Our Lord):

The hosts of angels were filled with fear,
as they saw our Deliverer baptized by a servant
and receiving witness through the coming of the Spirit.
And the Father’s voice was heard from on high:
“He upon Whom the Forerunner lays his hand,
the same is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased.”
O Christ our God, glory to You.

Great Vespers, Feast of Theophany

Today is the final day of the post-feast of Theophany.

The Great Blessing of Water on Theophany is magnificent. Great Compline is even better.


Anonymous said...

Baptism by water is necessary for salvation. John 3:5

Anonymous said...

For infants, absolutely. For adults, baptism of blood or baptism of desire supplies the grace of baptism, just like making an act of perfect contrition restores sanctifying grace to the soul before one goes to confession.

Please read The Catholic Church and Salvation by Msgr. Joseph Clifford Fenton. Also try this too: