Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Tuesday in the Octave of Corpus Christi

Tuesday in the Octave of Corpus Christi: Missa “Cibávít eos” The Octave of Corpus Christi being privileged, Feasts are either commemorated only (in which case the appropriate Collect is said after that of the Office) or transferred to after the Octave.  The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ), also known as Corpus…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Monday in the Octave of Corpus Christi

Monday in the Octave of Corpus Christi; SS. Vitus, Modestus & Crescentia: Missa “Cibávít eos“ The Octave of Corpus Christi being privileged, Feasts are either commemorated only (in which case the appropriate Collect is said after that of the Office) or transferred to after the Octave.  The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of…

Carissimi; Sunday’s Mass: Within the Octave of Corpus Christi

Sunday II Post Pentecost within the Octave of Corpus Christi; commemoration of St Basil the Great, Confessor & Doctor of the Church: Missa “Factus est“ Wherever the solemn celebration of Corpus Christi is observed on the Sunday, one high Mass is celebrated as on the feast itself, with commemoration and last Gospel of the second…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Saturday in the Octave of Corpus Christi

Saturday in the Octave of Corpus Christi; St Anthony of Padua: Missa “Cibávít eos“ The Octave of Corpus Christi being privileged, Feasts are either commemorated only (in which case the appropriate Collect is said after that of the Office) or transferred to after the Octave.  The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ),…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Friday in the Octave of Corpus Christi

Friday in the Octave of Corpus Christi; commemoration of St John Sahagún & St Basilides & Co: Missa “Cibávít eos” The Octave of Corpus Christi being privileged, Feasts are either commemorated only (in which case the appropriate Collect is said after that of the Office) or transferred to after the Octave.  The Feast of Corpus…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi: Missa “Cibávít eos“ This feast is celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday and is the feast where we celebrate the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar – the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ confected in the Roman Canon of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland

St Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Widow: Missa “In operibus bonis” Saint Margaret of Scotland (c. 1045 – 16 November 1093), also known as Margaret of Wessex and Queen Margaret of Scotland, was an English princess of the House of Wessex. Margaret was sometimes called “The Pearl of Scotland”. Born in exile in Hungary, she was…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: SS Primus & Felicianus, Martyrs

SS Primus & Felicianus, Martyrs: Missa “Sapiéntiam Sanctórum” These two martyrs were brothers who lived in Rome, heirs of a family of great wealth, toward the latter part of the third century. It was through the assiduous love of Pope Felix I that they had the happiness, in their mature years, of being converted to…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feria of Sunday I Post Pentecost

Feria of Sunday I Post Pentecost: Missa “Domine, in Tua” The Mass of the First Sunday after Pentecost has been replaced by the Mass of Trinity Sunday. However for ferias the following week, the First Sunday after Pentecost is commemorated as the Feria Mass. INTROIT Psalm 67: 6, 7, 36 O Lord, I have trusted in thy mercy….

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday: Missa “Benedicta sit“ Today begins the Third Cycle of the Easter Season – the Time After Pentecost, beginning with the Feast of the Blessed Trinity and is the longest of the Liturgical Year. It may comprise from twenty-four to twenty-eight weeks and differs considerably from the other liturgical seasons. In the Liturgical Year there…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Whit Saturday Ember

Whit Saturday Ember: Missa “Cáritas Dei” In the Seventh Century due to the postponement of the Ember fast the station was at St. Stephen on the Caelian Hill; in the Eleventh Century a return was made to the primitive place, St. Peter. Of the five scriptural Lessons which precede the Gloria in excelsis of the Mass,…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Whit Friday Ember

Pentecost Ember Friday: Missa “Repleátur os meum“ Station at the Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles The stational Mass was at one time placed at Sts. John and Paul, but in the earlier days was held where the Roman Missal now assigns it. The spirit in which the Church solemnizes her feasts is one of intense…