Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Whit Thursday

Pentecost Thursday: Missa “Spiritus Domini“ The station is now at St. Lawrence, although the Mass would indicate that at one time it was at the Church of the Twelve Apostles. The Lesson from the Acts describes the joy which filled the people of Samaria when the deacon Philip preached the Gospel and worked miracles among them….

I’m Blogging again…

My apologies to Followers of this blog for the lack of posting of late – becoming a Bishop and then Archbishop has rather overtaken my time and energy for the last couple of months since Easter! Photo-Videos of my Consecration and later Inauguration are available below. I’d like to THANK EVERYONE who has prayed for…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Pentecost Ember Wednesday

Pentecost Ember Wednesday: Missa “Deus, dum“ The station is at St. Mary Major, as is the rule in Rome whenever the scrutinies of the candidates for Holy Orders are to take place. The Mass bears a festival character; at one time the Ember fast was postponed for a few weeks. Pope St. Gregory VII re-established the…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Whit Tuesday

Pentecost Tuesday: Missa “Accípite“ Today is the Double of the First Class Feast of Pentecost Tuesday. The titular church of St. Anastasia, once the Court church during the Byzantine period, is chosen for today’s station instead of the Basilica of St. Paul, as the latter is too far out for a procession at this season of…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Whit Monday

Pentecost Monday: Missa “Cibavit eos“ Today is the Double of the First Class Feast of Pentecost Monday. The liturgy recalls the Descent of the Holy Ghost on the Apostles; and the Church extends the commemoration of it over eight days Originally the feast of Pentecost brought to an end in Rome the fifty days of the…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday: Missa “Spiritus Domini“ Whitsunday or the Solemnity of Pentecost is a Double of the First Class Feast with a Privileged Octave of the First Order and the Station at St. Peter. Our Lord Jesus Christ, being seated on the right hand of the Father, sent, as He had promised, the Holy Ghost upon the…