Category Archives: liturgical calendar

The Annual Ash Wednesday Round-Up

Much like the liturgical calendar, I can get a little repetitive. So once again, here are a few of my favorite things for Ash Wednesday. A song by Dann Russo: An excerpt from the poem Ash Wednesday by TS Eliot: … Continue reading

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Trimming the fat

Every year around this time I jokingly lament my upcoming Lenten sacrifices, while secretly longing for the glimpses of asceticism that my Lenten practices my bring me. Part of the reason I take Lent so seriously is because I need … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes volume 26

— 1 — I read this earlier this week and am in love. “Singers and Musicians are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than … Continue reading

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O Emmanuel

O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio Gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster.   O Emmanuel, you are our king and judge, the One whom the peoples await and their Savior. O come and save … Continue reading

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O Rex Gentium

  O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. O King whom all the peoples desire, you are the cornerstone which makes all one. O come and save … Continue reading

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O Oriens

O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis. O Rising Sun, you are the splendor of eternal light and the sun of justice. O come and enlighten those who sit in … Continue reading

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O Clavis David

O Clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel; qui aperis, et nemo claudit; claudis, et nemo aperit: veni, et educ vinctum de domo carceris, sedentem in tenebris, et umbra mortis. O key of David and sceptre of Israel, what you open … Continue reading

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O Radix Jesse

O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem Gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare.   O Root of Jesse, you stand as a signal for the nations; kings fall silent … Continue reading

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O Adonai

  O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento. O Adonai and leader of Israel, you appeared to Moses in a burning … Continue reading

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O Sapientia

O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.   O Wisdom, you come forth from the mouth of the Most High. You fill the universe … Continue reading

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