Friday, January 1, 2010

Well, it's well intentioned at least.

JP II restoring the feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus to the kalendar.
I'm happy it's there again, but it's wrong. It's all wrong. Because he classes it as a 'memorial', when the best you can do with the texts given is have a commemoration. According to the rubrics, at lauds and vespers for memorials, you use the ferial psalmody, and take the hymn, reading, responsory,Benedictus/Magnificat antiphon, and the intercessions (preces) from the appropriate Common, unless a proper text is provided.
There's no common of feasts of the Lord. There is'nt. So you'd expect that they would provide this stuff as propers, right?


They don't provide anything but Ben./Mag.ants and a collect. That's it. There's no hymn,no reading, no responsory, and no Preces provided. So where do you get them from?
Hey, your guess is as good as mine.
It's a bit silly. They could've taken this stuff from other sources. They could've even given proper antiphons and psalms (It's not like there's a dearth of offices of the holy name in existence. There are several from several uses of the Roman rite, and some dioceses had their own office for this feast way back before Pius V got rid of all the cool variations.)
So I'll do something slightly illegal and use the portions of the hymn 'Iesu, dulcis Memoria' given for the feast of the transfiguration, since whoever did this could'nt bear to actually restore the feast when they were restoring it.
They only half restored it.

And in other vital news, I have an allergy attack today, just like I did on this date last year. Whoop-de-doo.

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