Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Day V in the Octave of the Epiphany

Feria in the Octave of the FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD: Missa “Ecce advenit Dominator Dominus” The Magi have reached Bethlehem; the humble dwelling of the King of the Jews has been thrown open to them; there, says St. Matthew, they found the Child, with Mary His Mother (St. Matth. ii. 11). Falling down, they adore the…

Carissimi: Sunday’s Mass; Sunday in the Octave of the Epiphany

Mass is of the Sunday in the Octave of the FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD with commemoration of the Octave: Missa “In excelso throno” From twelve years old, a Jew was bound each year to keep the three feasts of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. In the liturgy for Christmas-tide the whole of our…