Category: Septuagesimatide

Ut Dominus illuminaret

First Vespers of Quinquagesima Sunday I was profoundly struck last evening by the antiphons and psalmody of First Vespers of Quinquagesima Sunday. Every antiphon —...

Sexagesima Sunday

Attend to the Antiphons If you would enter deeply into the liturgy of any given Sunday, attend closely to the antiphons. The Magnificat Antiphon at...

Through the Gate of Septuagesima

Thou Shalt Surely Die of Death The image — it is by Michelangelo and is found in the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican — depicts...

Yes, Tomorrow Is Septuagesima Sunday

Looking toward Holy Pascha Tomorrow is Septuagesima Sunday. In three weeks our heads will be marked with the ashes of penitence. A special time of...

Ut Dominus illuminaret

First Vespers of Quinquagesima Sunday I was profoundly struck last evening by the antiphons and psalmody of First Vespers of Quinquagesima Sunday. Every antiphon —...