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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