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…