Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Explanation of the Holy Mass.

I promise, I promise I'm going to finish this! I'm just lazy and easily distracted by more fun things like cartoon violence and old tapes of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Click on the label to find the others.

The Holy Mother of God.

"As the bush which Moses saw unconsumed, even so preserved is thy laudable virginity. O Mother of God, intercede for us!"
- Last antiphon, vespers of the feast.

A sermon by St. Leo the Pope:

Dearly beloved brethren, whosoever will keep this day's festival with true reverence and due honour, must neither think falsely of the Lord's Incarnation, nor meanly of the Godhead. For as there is danger of not realizing the truth of Christ's humanity, so is there no less danger of failing to recognize his equality in glory with his Father. Wherefore, when we try to contemplate the mystery of Christ's birth, wherein he was born of a Virgin Mother, we must soar above the clouds of earthly imagination, and with the eye of enlightened faith pierce through the fog of earthly wisdom.

The authority on which we believe is the authority of God himself ; and the teaching which we follow is the very teaching of God himself. Therefore it is true, whether we lend an ear to the testimony of the Law, or to the sayings of the Prophets, or to the trumpet of the Gospel. This latter did John the Son of Thunder sound, when, filled with the Holy Ghost, he proclaimed : In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God ; the Same was in the beginning with God ; all things were made by him, and without him was not anything made. True also is the witness of John when he saith : The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the Only-Begotten of the Father.

The Person of the Son of God therefore remaineth unchanged and one, though he hath two natures, keeping his own, and taking ours. He cometh on earth as man to be the restorer of man, but abideth all the while in his unchangeable Godhead. That Godhead which he shareth with the Father was not a whit the less almighty, nor did the form of a servant touch the form of God to derogate from it. The Most High and Everlasting Being, bending down for man's salvation, took the Manhood into his glory. Yet he ceased not to be that which he is from everlasting. Hence we see the only-begotten Son of God in one place confessing that the Father is greater than he, and in another declaring that he and the Father are One. This is an evident proof of the distinction of his two natures, and the unity of his Person. For he is inferior to the Father as touching his Manhood, and yet equal to the Father as touching his Godhead. Albeit, though he be God and Man, he is not two, but One Christ.

"When thou wast born all ineffably of a Virgin, then were the Scriptures fulfilled; thou camest down like the dew upon the fleece of wool, to bring salvation unto all mankind ; we praise thee, O our God."
- Second antiphon, Vespers.

"O God, who by the child-bearing of a pure Virgin hast bestowed upon all mankind the rewards of everlasting life : grant, we beseech thee ; that we may know the succour of her intercession, through whom we have been found worthy to receive the Author of life, even Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord : Who liveth and reigneth with thee."
-Collect of the day.


From Illinois.
Photo Credit

Incredible Rainbow.

incredible rainbow.

Solemn Vespers.

I'm going to Lourdes tonigt or solemn vespers and benediction, wit te singing of te te deum. That's an indulgenced act you know. publicly singing or reciting the te deum at the last day of the calendar year.
So is publically singing or reciting the hymn Veni Creator Spiritus, rendered in English as the familiar Come Holy Ghost, Creator Blest. I would hope we could sing the veni crator either in Englis or Latin tomorrow, but I'm afraid I don't think it's gonna happen.

I ended up going bowling afterwards with a family that I know. I suck at bowling. A lot. A WHOLE lot. My best game was only 28. I'm such an embarrassment to humanity and sports. I'm going to go crawl up in a corner and eat butter cookies. 'ktnxbai.[/notseriousselfdeprecation]

Monday, December 29, 2008

St.Thomas of Canturbury

"He who gives up his life in this world will possess it forever in everlasting life."
Antiphon for the commemoration at lauds, Liturgia Horarum.

"O God, who gave to blessed Thomas the Martyr, to courageously give up the life of his soul for the sake of justice, grant us by his intercession, that we for Christ may lose our lives in this world, and, finding them in heaven, we may possess them forever."*

*Yes, I'm such an extreme amateur at Latin, so that's the best I could do this time. I couldn't get the first phrases to make sense, so I had to paraphrase them a bit.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

It's So Wrong.....

....But it's so right.
I need some LULZ now, with the neighbor's damned dog wailing and screeching outside my window non-stop for the past SIX HOURS. He's been doing this daily and I'm losing sleep. I even missed the Saturday Salve!
Replace 'heretics' with 'pit bulls' and you'd know ow I feel right now.

I Like.

A ragtime fantasia on the theme to BWV 542. How creative! I like it a lot.

BWV 596

'Cause I loves me some Bach. Listen!


See, I posted some religious orders for men and women that I recommend.
They're right over there.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

St.John's day.

Third day in the octave.
"This is John, to whom Christ on the cross commended his Mother, the Virgin to a virgin."
-Second antiphon, Lauds of the office of St.John

"O God, who didst open the secrets of thy Word to us through blessed John the apostle, grant we beseech thee, That what he poured into our ears in so excellent a manner, we may grasp with the learning of a competent mind."
-Collect of the day, Liturgia Horarum.

Friday, December 26, 2008


I lol'd
Crazy seminarians.
Photo credit!

Vatican II

..And the reform of the Roman Liturgy. See here and here what the fathers probably really intended. Like I said, personally, I think SC was all we really needed.

Sacred Music.

This is what is it.


*Cough cough*

Go Here.


St. Stephen's day.

Second day in the octave.

"Grant to us, we beseech thee, O Lord, to imitate what we worship. That we may learn to love our enemies, for we celebrate the birthday to eternal life of him who knew also to pray for is persecutors."
-Collect of the day, Liturgia Horarum.

Go Here.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


From the gospel according to St.John:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but was to give testimony of the light. 9 That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. "

Happy Christmas!

I'm still reveling with joy from last night.
We had our first Solemn High mass in the older form for midnight mass, and I served as one of the torchbearers at the elevations. It had been raining on and off all day, and I expected low attendance.
It was practically packed.
It began with organ improvisations on the tune to "Hark, the herald angels sing" during the procession to the creche from the sacristy, and blessing of the crib. I got to feel the floor rumbling from the organ's 32'Tromba and 16'Pousaune from on the other end of the church. "Hark, the herald" was the entrance hymn.
The mass ordinary was Hans Leo Hassler's Missa Secunda , (Sample I, Sample II) except for the credo which was credo III, and all the propers were sung by the men of the choir.
The vestments were an old, old high mass set. Cloth of gold lined with red silk ,with raised gold work embroidery. Probably very expensive. Actually, they were identical to this set from St. Clems. Did we borrow or something?
We sang "Adeste Fideles" during the offertory and some motets by Praetorius, Schubert and another composer whose name I can't remember during the long communion period.(Communion took longer than usual, because there weren't any other priests to work the rails. )
"Joy To the World" was the recessional with the full organ and a choir descant at the last verse. More floor rumbling. We all received the celebrant's blessing kneeling in the narthex after the recessional.
Apparently, this could become a tradition. I should hope so!

Very soon I'll be back at the church to serve as thurifer for the sung mass of Christmas day.
Merry Christmas!

I'm back. It was pretty good. A good turnout considering what we had for midnight mass, and the chasuble from last night's high mass set. Missa de Angelis, some good hymns, propers were sung. Fr. Brennan, my favorite old-school Jesuit who still wears a cassock and biretta preached/celebrated. To top mit off, I wore my good surplice. You know, the one trimmed with a bit of lace. It smells of incense now.
I'm sure you've heard hundreds of sermons on how the incarnation expresses itself in catholic Christianity, and so have I, but I got another.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Almost time.

I decorated for Christmas.Only 11 minutes until first vespers of Christmas!

Then shower, get dressed, and off to the church to go over the mass a last time, get vested, prepare for mass, and off we go.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

They're Here!!!

Android Kikkaider volumes two and three are here! I'm so excited I could wet myself!
Well, not really.
But anyways, I can watch some more episodes.

Also, look who's finally written another post on their blog. Deese Guys.
Sheesh, who updates this thing? I mean really, the Dominicans at GodzDogz do a better job. Posts at least weekly and it looks better.
But I guess they're doing their best, so I won't berate them for not having a super awesome-cooltastic blog like mine.


Practice for Midnight Mass is today at 1:00 at the church.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Just a Reminder!

If you're in the area, don't forget this! Tell your peeps! Alert your crew![/Nerdphrases]
Also, I am going to serve that mass. I'll be a torch bearer, the easiest job. Lets pray that we don't have fainting servers like on Corpus Christi. I dropped off my presents today. I'm reminded exactly how much I hate wrapping things, though I think I did an OK job.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ties! D< (<------- angry face)

I have a small hobby of collecting neckties. I only really wear white shirts, since that's been the color of my uniform in various schools since second grade. White is kinda bland, so I wear ties. I have at the moment about 20 ties, in different colors. Actually, every color except pink and green.
Despite this, I hate tying ties.
Especially real silk ones. It just does'nt work. I've been trying to tie my second best purple tie to wear tomorrow, and this is the first time I've ever tied it in one go.
Christmas is coming up, so it's time to wash my two best ties.
The first is a navy blue and gold striped tie that looks kind of like the one I wore during grade school. Those are my favorite.
Second is a dark purple silk tie that looks like the tie Martin Lawrence wore at the beginning of the movie "Life". The third is a new one. It's sky blue, grey, and black stripes with white pinstripes. I swear it looks better in person. I'll probably wear tie 1 for Midnight mass, and tie 2 for the mass of Christmas day, and save the third for Holy Family Sunday. I'll another new tie for epiphany.

Sorry, you're too stupid to talk theology.

"Yeah, all of you. If you're young that is. You see, people under the age of 40 can't understand what salvation and all that hard stuff means. But, we all know that every time you meet a young adult or a teenager, they're talking about global warming and saving the earth. So, as they're not smart enough like us, instead of talking to them about stuff that will save their souls, let's talk about fair trade and all that. Forget Jesus, bring in Trader Joe.
Also, NO young people are interested in that old stuff, like Latin, and priest celebrating masses to the wall. Nope, none at all. There's like, a small tiny group of oldsters that are, but we're not going to be pastoral and help them, because they're just a minority, and no one helps minorities.
Ket me also add that conservatives are mean nasty people who are never happy. Libs are always so logical and nice to people. Conservatives are conservative because they are scared about the future."
Read the whole insulting article.
His Excellency says that you're all too dumb to talk theology, along with a whole nother bunch of non sequiturs and hasty generalizations.
Apparently, he thinks the best way to get youngsters into the church is to insult them, talk down on them, and then refuse to give them what they want, need, and deserve.
Will these people ever learn to get with the times?
Great plan.

Friday, December 19, 2008

It's a new upright piano!

Or Not.

*Laughs Hysterically*

Automatic Confession.
I want to go! I know, it's been floating around the blogosphere for like a year, but I'm a slow one. You know that. That's just hilarious. The look on the ladies faces when the machine says "Adultery. Eleven times. Please wait for your penance or you will go straight to hell." Is priceless.
*Watches again*

Thursday, December 18, 2008




*Cough Cough*

Great. Now I'm wising I could play baseball again. I have to remind myself! No more baseball! You were never good at it!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

*Dies Again*

Carillon de Westminster.
I've always loved this piece. I've always wanted to hear the Dobson . There you go. But she's 12. I'm in shock, at my age, I can't manage a simple fugue.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I know what manga to get now.

Ookiku furikabutte!
Also known by a shorter name, Oofuri. I love the art and the story so far, but something about it seems to be going SA, like Psychic Power Nanaki. If you don't beleive me, Deviantart search 'Mihashi', and how many arts there are of the two main characters. Ick.
Wait- Why is this beginning to look a lot less like what three books I should buy for someone else, and more like a list of all the series that I do not own, wish I did own, and sometimes cannot find except on One Manga?

I have to stop by walgreen's to buy pencil sharpeners, because I have a big English grammar assignment I was supposed to work on, (read the paragraph, identify 50 grammar observations and questions for each observation.)band a commission to finish. Someone wanted a picture of the annunciation, and while I could have recycled one I drew two years ago, I had a genius Idea for S.Gabriel.
Admittedly, I think I drew him wrong. He looks like S.Michael. But then again, no one knows what they look like anyway.

Wait- Whaaa??.....

I just noticed I listed the same blog twice, only with slightly different names. I don't why I did it, so I'll leave it till I figure out.

*Dies from exhaustion*

I got very little sleep last night. Last night was my dad's play, and I went. It was supposed to begin at 8PM, but the doors didn't open till 9:26. We did'nt get out of the play till around 11:30, ad did'nt get home till after 1 AM. After having stayed up late on Friday to try out the new DSL, and waking up early on Saturday to go to the Salve Mass, Then waking up at 6:00 AM today to serve the EF mass at Lourdes, I feel like I could collapse. I know I made a lot of mistakes today that I usually would not make, Most of all, forgetting to lift the chasuble at the elevations , and coming up to the altar to get the missal the wrong way. I spoke to a guy who was about 23-24 years old, and who was attending an EF mass for the first time today. Like a lot of people,he had that strange mixture of confusion, unpreparedness, comfort and peace. You know, you're confused, and you're not sure whats going on, but you know somehow that it just 'fits'. that something is right and you can;t put your finger on it. Oftentimes though, confusion clouds it out.
Anyway, I know exactly what to buy for the giving tree. It's perfect. For someone my age, what could be more fun or exciting than some fresh, new volumes of manga?
I just don't know what to buy. I only have a week to decide.
I'm leaning towards Eyesheild 21, since it's my favorite and should be accessible to anyone.
Or, I could try Psychic Power Nanaki.
Ral&Grad is too adult for my tastes, and the storyline is'nt great so far, though the art is amazing.
Toto! Is another good choice, but volumes of it are impossible to find in bookstores.
One Piece is a classic, so I'll consider it.
Slam Dunk is another I could consider.
I know I'm getting a Kingdom Hearts manga, I just don't know whether to get KHI, KH Chain of Memories, or KHII.
We shall see. [Evillaugh]

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sing This Song.

Yes, at this age I still watch and enjoy kids shows.
Maybe it has to do with the little kids around the house or something.

Friday, December 12, 2008

You must read these now! D<

These are interpretations of liturgical law, okay? You know, those things which govern what you ca or cannot sin g at mass?
Well, Thanks to these people, the apparent contradiction in two documents from Vatican II could be cleared up, as well as one in the General Istruction of the Roman Missal. The first is that Sacrosanctum Concilium says that Gregorian chant has the highest place in the liturgy, that it IS the music suitable for it, and that pride of place should be given to it's use before other types of music.
But then, it says that all other music is equal. This is what it really means. What do you know, it reinforces that point. It's a false translation of that whole phrase.
The second, is that the General Instruction of the Roman Missal and Sacrosanctum Concilium say that Gregorian chant has the highest place in the liturgy, that it IS the music suitable for it, and that pride of place should be given to it's use before other types of music.
But then, when it lists a lists of what music can be sung at mass, it lists three resources for singing the proper chants of the mass, which it has just said is the proper music to use, then says for the fourth what amounts to "Or any other old song you feel like using." Again, a false translation. This is what it really means.
So the contradictions are cleared up. Liturgical law is on our side again. The last deceptocon has been destroyed. The universe is at peace.

Thursday, December 11, 2008




Lookey here.
Taken soon after the new missal was promulgated, these photos are extremely interesting.
Especially the one above.
Notice for example, the altar cards. There were altar cards for the new mass, containing the gloria, Munda cor meum, credo, offertory prayers and words of consecration, and sometimes a second card with the lavabo prayers and prayer at the ablutions.They are extremely hard to find*, but the Vatican still prints them. Some are all in Latin, some all in vernacular, some Latin/vernacular.
Notice also the carryovers from the old rite, such as, the way the priest holds the paten, the placement of the chalice veil and purificator, the sanctus candle, and if one looks very closely at te priests left arm, a maniple.


With the lights on.*
The south transept from the north transept

The door from the narthex to the nave, with the Mercedarian shield above it, and the door flaked by statues of St.Peter Nolasco and I think, St.Mary Cervellon.
St.Raphael's window shining onto the wall.
The high altar and sanctuary
The choir gallery and organ.
The twelfth station of the cross in the south transept.
St.Joseph in the south transept.
The church from the south transept.
The altar of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the rail, and the pulpit from the north aisle.
The baptismal font in the north transept, with the baptism of Christ by St.John the baptist on the font cover.
St.Patrick above the baptismal font. Those interested in ecclesiatical vesture will note the conical chasuble, pontifical dalmatic, and the cloth with which he holds his crozier.
A second picture of the sanctuary.

*Photo credit.


No rant this time.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Anglica Chant.

*Stifles laughter*
If anyone wants to help, I just had a genius idea for the solemn chanting of the forecast at Prime on Ember days in September, complete with coped cantors, tunicled acolytes, and ending with a solemn procession and blessing with the relic of St.Cuthbert.

Advent resolutions.

Like my Lenten ones. This is what I'll try not to do during Advent:
1.Go to bed without daily prayer
2.Get angry at a certain family member and start tuning her out when she nitpicks and complains.
3.Be lazy
4.Sit at "The Table" at lunch
1.This is what I'll do:
2.Go to daily mass
3.say a daily rosary
4.Learn to keep my comments to myself t school.



Check this out
inorite? It's so cool! You know what's cooler? My great-great- grandfather on my dad's side was from Kilcock. Or at least that's what my grandfather says.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

St.John of Damascus.

"I do not worship matter; I worship the Creator of matter who became matter for my sake, who willed to take His abode in matter; who worked out my salvation through matter. Never will I cease honoring the matter which wrought my salvation! .... Through [matter] my salvation has come to me. Was not the thrice-happy and thrice-blessed wood of the cross matter? Was not the holy and exalted mountain of Calvary matter? What of hte life-bearing rock, the holy and l ife-giving tomb, the fountain of our resurreciton, was it not matter? Is not the ink in the most holy Gospel book matter? Is not the life-giving altar matter? From it we receive the bread of life! Are not gold and silver matter? From them we make crosses, patens, chalices! And over and above all these things, is not the Body and Blood of our Lord matter? Either do away with the honor and veneration these things deserve, or accept the Tradition of the Church and the veneration of images."
-On The Divine Images.

The World™

The World™

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Martin Travers, of course.

Confirmed: They do it.

Yup. They do celebrate masses at the side altars lining the aisles at the Cathedral. I stopped by again with the intention of taking pictures (But forgot my camera D: ) and the mass schedule says that Monday-Friday, daily masses are offered at the side altars. Of course, these altars are against the wall, so this necessitates facing the liturgical east. (ie, Ad Orientem.)
I'll stop by for one on Tuesday to see how they do it.
I stopped by today. It was ad orientem. Small group of people, chalice veils, priest needs to work on elevating the Host and Chalice higher. I.G.M.R. says that he shows them to the people. If they're so low, they're only at chest level, we can't see that. Other than that little nitpick, great. I'll go back tomorrow.
.........But.........there was one thing that disturbed me a little.
The lady next to me kept forcing inclusive language on the responses (ex:"May God accept the sacrifice at our(Not in the text) hands, for the praise and glory of God's name, for our good and that of all of God's church.") And when the priest said "The Lord be with you" She muttered "God" over Lord, which besides being heretical sounds kinda weird. She also did this whenever the word "Father" occurred.
What's with her? Did she fail in grade school when they told as about Pronouns, personal and not personal? Did she ignore her Schoolhouse Rock tapes? Flash cards not working?
It seems everyone but so-called liberal catholics know that English grammar points out repetition of certain proper nouns as redundant, and in some cases, even wrong. Sheesh, they invented pronouns for a reason.

Friday, December 5, 2008


*Dies repeatedly*
That's It's so powerful, so amazing. I've never heard anything quite like it. The nearest thing to it in my neighborhood is the Cavaille-Coll at St.Francis deSales. (Which I really, really, really want to practice on so badly.)
But back on topic: That instrument is awesome. Why can't our cathedral have something like that? I vote that they get a new organ. With two 32's. And better reeds and flues. (Wow, rhyme-ja-vu.)


Go here.
I command you! It's cool and stuff. And it's fun.Like rickrolling. Except it does'nt give me teh lulz like rickrolling.


I stopped by the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul today, and I have to say, I wasthoroughly shocked at the renovations that have gone on.
A few months ago, I saw the altar of the Holy Souls, and another altar covered in scaffolding. I feared that the two were being removed. Well, The altar of the holy souls was cleaned, restored, and the inscription was gilded (I think), and the tabernacle door has been taken to be cleaned and polished.
The other altar, however, was more or less intact, but the stone crucifix was removed and a statue of St.John Neumann put in it's place, looking very much original if I might add.There are new brass gates to the railing of this altar.
On the other side, there's a new traditional-looking statue of St.Katherine Drexel, where her altar always was. It's very beautiful, and also has had it's gates cleaned and polishes.
The bronze screen and gates to the baptistery are also being cleaned and polished.
There are two new white marble statues of Ss.Peter and Paul, St.Peter in the back of the south aisle, and St.Paul at the back of the north aisle. Very striking statues, almost baroque in execution.
But what really shocked me, almost knocking me off of my feet was what I saw at the new altar of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. It was vested in altar cloths, with two good-sized candles in ornate candlesticks, and a crucifix. To the right was a credence table with a cloth, and to the left was a smaller table, on which was placed a new Roman Missal on a stand. At the left, inside the altar railing was a small ambo with a lectionary. There were pads on the kneelers in front of the altar railing, and about 24 chairs set up in front of the altar facing it.
Apparently, a mass (or masses even) has been celebrated at the altar (pictured above.)
Interesting development. Maybe I could get some photos.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Chant: Second Sunday of Advent.

So far, I've learned some stuff to sing this coming Sunday, If I can find someone to serve in my place.

For the mass setting, mass XVII, our usual Advent/Lent mass setting, and the introit, Popule Sion.
For the alleluia, I used the triple alleluia given in the Simple Gradual, with the verse sung to the Tonus Sextus. The Offertory, Deus Tu convertens, and for communion, the antiphon Benedixisti from the Simple Gradual with the verses of psalm 84(85) chanted to the psalm tone given. If I can get it done in time, I'll try to learn the communion antiphon from the Roman Gradual, Ierusalem surge as well, since it takes a while to distribute communion, and the psalm is'nt going to be long enough. Lucky for me, these are the easy chants. Christmas is going to be harder.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Office of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.(Part of )

This is an interesting votive office I found.
The office is the same as that of the sacred heart except:

At I Vespers:


Cor Iesu, quis tuum
In nos amorem flammeum,
Quis dicat inde splendida
Enata nobis munera?

Ennaret haec Apostolus,
Cuiter beato contigit
Supra magistri pectore
Coinantis acquiescere

Optata, Iesus dixerat
Illucet horam,victimam
Qua sponte me, pro sontibus
Vitam daturus, immolem

Amplectar ultro vincula
Flagella,serta spinea,
Clavos, et ima pectoris
Transverberatem lanceam

Sed proripit me longius
Amoris ardor;persequar
Caelo receptus, infirmis
His immorari sedibus

Sacris in aris, integer
Homo Deusque candida
Sub panis umbra delitens
Solabor Hevae filios

Cor dule Iesu, munera
Tot un de nobis profluunt,
Fac nostra te medulitus
Amare discant pectora. Amen.

Ant I: Desiderio desideravi hoc pascha maducare nobiscum, antequam patiar.

Ant II:Caro mea vere est cibus,et sanguis meus vere est potus.

Ant.III: O quam bonis et suavis est, Domine, spiritus tuus, alleluia.

Lectio Brevis (Ephes.3)
Fratres; mii omnium sanctorum minimo data est gratia haec,
in gentibus evangelizare investigabiles divitias Christi,
et illuminare omnes quae sit dispensatio sacramenti absconditi a saeculis in Deo,
qui omnia creavit.

V.De bono thesauro Cordis sui profert bonum, alleluia
R.Implens cibo et laetitia corda nostra, alleluia.

Magnificat Ant. Coenantibus autem eis, accepit Iesus panem, et benedixit ac fregit, deditque discipulis suis et ait: Accipite, et comedite: Hoc est corpus meum.

Domine Iesu Criste, qui divitias amoris
tui erga homines effundens Eucharistiae Sacramentum condidisti:
Da nobis, quaesumus; ut amatissimum Cor Tuum diligere,
et tanto Sacramento digne semper uti valeamus. Qui vivis.

Ad Laudes matutinas:
Ant.I: Quid bonum eius, et quid pulchrum eius, isi frumentum electorum, et vinum germinans virgines.

Ant.II: Venite, et comedite panem meum, et bibite vinum quod miscui vobis.

Ant.III: Laetabor super populo meo cum beneis fecero in toto corde meo et in tota anima mea.

Reading as in I vespers.

V.Educas panem de terra
R.Et vinum laetificet cor hominis.
Benedictus Ant. Ecce ego vobiscum sum omnibus diebus, usque ad consummationem saeculi, alleluia.
AdII vespers:
All as at I vespers excepting:
Magnificat ant: Ex altari tuo Domine, Christum sumimus: in quem cor et caro nostra exultant.

I like it. I might use it on Thursdays for my holy hour instead of the office of Jesus Christ, the High priest. Theres some other votive offices I came across, I'll post those as well.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008