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Ember Days Are Here Again VULTUS CHRISTI - June 10, 2014 ... established times of prayer and fasting. 7 Thus the regulation of Pope Gelasius turned the Embertides into a general performance of spiritual exercises for all, similar in thought and purpose to our modern retreats and missions. The Holy Orders were then conferred before the Mass of Saturday, after the lessons which closed with the hymn "Benedictus" of the Old Testament (see Daniel 3, 52). 8 The Embertides have remained official times of ordination ever since. 9 Candidates are still obliged to ...http://vultus.stblogs.org/index.php/2014/06/ember-days-are-here-again/
Good Friday 2014 - Diocese of Scranton THE ROCKIN TRADDY ~ LIFE IN THE DIOCESE OF SCRANTON - April 18, 2014 ... destroyed, capping the penitential seasons begun on Septuagesima Sunday and becoming more intense throughout Lent. Traditional Catholics wear black, cover their mirrors, extinguish candles and any lamps burning before icons, keep amusements and distractions down, and go about the day in great solemnity. Jesus was put on the Cross at the very end of the third hour (the time between 9 and noon), and almost the sixth hour. He died at the ninth hour: Mark 15:25, ...http://rockintraddy.blogspot.com/2014/04/good-friday-2014-diocese-of-scranton.html
Rising From the Ashes. THE CITY AND THE WORLD - April 7, 2014 ... felt a sudden urge to bring my camera; since I wasn't serving that night, I thought I might take some photos of the service. I only took a couple of photos during the service, including the image seen above, but in retrospect I am very glad that I did so, as those photos may be the last ones taken in the church before it burned down. Driving out to St. Elias on Saturday evening after the fire, I thought of many things. Above all, I thought of the clergy and ...http://jesuitjoe.blogspot.com/2014/04/rising-from-ashes.html
If You Haven't Given Up Laughter for Lent… CNS BLOG - April 1, 2014 VATICAN CITY — It may be Lent, but the Catholic Church hasn't given up its sense of humor as part of this penitential season. A group of Jesuits, Dominicans and a UK news agency are all having a bit of fun this April Fools Day. A digitally manipulated photo posted on the "Independent Catholic News" website. http://www.indcatholicnews.com is an online news service in the UK. The online news service in the UK, ...http://cnsblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/if-you-havent-given-up-laughter-for-lent/
Homily: Halftime Grace for Lent BUKAS PALAD - March 30, 2014 Year A / Lent / 4th Sunday Readings: 1 Samuel 16.1b, 6-7, 10-13a / Psalm 23 (R/v 1) / Ephesians 5.8-14 / John 9.1-41 If the forecasters are right, spring is in the air, and summer is not far behind. The days are beginning to slowly warm up. Daylight is ending later. And the rent—a—ride Hubway bicycles have been put into racks all around town—a sure sign that we're in spring time. Anticipating this, some of my brother Jesuits have packed away their winter ...http://bukas-palad.blogspot.com/2014/03/homily-halftime-grace-for-lent.html
Pope Sneaks Off to Confession Ahead of Hearing Them TE DEUM LAUDAMUS! - March 29, 2014 ... in St. Peter's Basilica on Friday afternoon. The order of the celebration included Psalms, readings from Sacred Scripture, and hymns, all focused on the theme of repentance and God's boundless mercy. The service was a part of the "24 Hours for the Lord" initiative, being celebrated throughout the Rome diocese and in many local Churches throughout the world, in which the faithful receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and then become special ambassadors of Christ's mercy, ...http://te-deum.blogspot.com/2014/03/pope-sneaks-off-to-confession-ahead-of.html
WDTPRS Laetare 4th Sunday of Lent (2002MR): "With Prompt Devotion and Eager Faith" FR. Z'S BLOG - March 28, 2014 ... "Rejoice!" On Laetare Sunday there is a slight relaxation of Lent's penitential spirit, because today we have a glimpse of the joy that is coming at Easter, now near at hand. The custom of using rose vestments is tied to the Station churches in Rome. The Station for Laetare Sunday is the Basilica of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem where the relics of Cross and Passion brought from the Holy Land by St. Helena (+c. 329), mother of the Emperor Constantine (+337), ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/1LdqiY4_Dgk/