Monthly Archives: February 2010

Minutiae for the various Offices

As of now, we now have pages listing the ceremonies and rubrics  (i.e. the minutiae) which are to be followed in the public recitation and/or singing of the every Office except Matins and except those proper Offices during the Sacred Triduum, the Easter Octave, and All Souls’ Day. However, as someone inquired to me privately about [...]

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Tenebrae of Good Friday and Holy Saturday

We have recently added PDFs of Good Friday Tenebrae and Holy Saturday Tenebrae. The purpose of these PDFs is to provide interested parties with the musical texts for Tenebrae; if you are joining us at Mater Ecclesiae for Tenebrae services this year and need translations, you should still refer to the bound Tenebrae booklets available [...]

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Compline TWICE next week barring more unforeseen events!

Due to the cancellation of this week’s Wednesday Compline (4th. Wednesday of every month), we will have public Compline next Wednesday, March 3 after the evening Mass. Compline for that day will be of the Ferial Day, the Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent – Wednesday Antiphon and Psalms, “Te lucis” sung in the [...]

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Compline cancelled – Wednesday, Feb 24

Due to ongoing issues with unsafe fumes and repairs needed to the pipes for the heat, this evening’s Mass at Mater Ecclesiae is cancelled and so, likewise, is Compline. Ne reminiscaris, Domine, delicta nostra vel parentum nostrorum. – Tobias Miserere nobis, Domine, secundam magnam misericordiam tuam. – Ps. 50: 1 Et non intres in judicium [...]

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Compline Cancelled Tonight – Tuesday, Feb 23

Please consider again praying the 7 Penitential Psalms.

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Compline on Tuesday AND Wednesday this week

Tuesday, 2/23 @ 8:05 pm – Compline for the Tuesday in the First Week of Lent – see Ordo Page – John will be the Officiant so the “Confiteor” will be said as indicated “in the absence of an ordained cleric”. Wednesday, 2/24 following the evening Mass and St. Jude Devotions – Compline of St. Matthias (Sunday [...]

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Vespers Tutorial – Sunday, Feb 21 @ 1:40pm SHARP

In the St. Cecilia Room (aka the Music Room) at Mater Ecclesiae, John will offer a tutorial “class” in Vespers briefly practicing the singing of the 5 typical Sunday antiphons and psalms, the Hymn “Audi, benigne Conditor” for Lent, and some of the rubrics for posture, Signs of the Cross, etc. Anyone who is coming to [...]

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Extra Kneeling during Lent

As we are almost in Lent, now is good time to remind everyone that additional kneeling is prescribed in both the Mass and Office on the Ferial Days of Lent starting, of course, with Ash Wednesday tomorrow. All of the information below is also noted on the Ordo page and on the other pages with [...]

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The Divine Office and Fasting

Before the 1955 revisions to the Office and the some of governing rubrics of the Mass, it was traditional on all penitential weekdays (i.e. from Monday’s Matins until Saturday’s None when the Office was of the Ferial Day) to pray the Office through to and including None in the morning. Following None, the principal Mass of [...]

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Reminders for upcoming services

Compline will take place tonight @ 8:05 pm and Vespers will take place next Sunday, Feb 21 @ 2pm. Please consult the Ordo for Monthly Services page for the specific changeable texts/music prescribed for these services. The texts with  full Gregorian chants are linked here to this site as PDFs; it is highly suggested that you save [...]

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