Re: [liturgy-l] Re: Epiphany Vigil
- That's why you teach em Matins and Vespers and give them the lessons.
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--- On Mon, 1/10/11, James <rdrjames@...> wrote:
From: James <rdrjames@...>
Subject: [liturgy-l] Re: Epiphany Vigil
Date: Monday, January 10, 2011, 9:38 PM
Sean, I[m with you and Fr. Frank. your post reminds me of one February here in Washington. One February several years ago we had a big unexpected snowfall and NO churches anywhere were able to serve on Feb. 2 for the Purification (Meeting of the Lord for us). No priest was able to get to his church on that day! nor any people either.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Sean W. Reed" <skreed1@...> wrote:
> That has been our experience as well. One thing is certain, if you don't try, they won't come.
> We have the same idea about snow/weather cancellations. We don't!
> People are adults and responsible for their own safety and able to make their own decisions.
> As best we can tell our parish has failed to have Mass on Sunday once since the second Word War, and that was last December with the rector recovering from major surgery and the retired priest unable to navigate over a foot of snow...so we had MP!
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- Of course, the extra-ordinary form of the Roman Rite does not follow these ideas either. The 1962 Calendar seems to strike a good balance.
>I agree with everything you've said. Just because I work for Roman
>Catholics doesn't mean I agree with what they do. And certainly the Eastern
>Catholic Churches are NOT following the RCs as they do this stuff.
>J. Michael Thompson
>In a message dated 1/10/2011 9:36:25 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>Disclaimer: I am Eastern Orthodox!
>I dispute the movement of feasts to the Sundays before or after. The Lord
>ascended into heaven 40 days after His Resurrection, not the Sunday before
>or after that. Scripture is plain on that, and I think we should honor our
>As to the Epiphany (or Theophany, as we name it), it completes the
>Nativity season, unless you add in the Purification (Feb 2) which really gives 40
>days of celebration after Christmas. Unless Christians don't actually want
>to celebrate for an extended period after the feast. If no celebration
>after, why celebrate at all?
>Just my possibly uninformed opinion.
>Rdr. James Morgan
>PS Even relatively minor feasts were formerly celebrated with 'octaves',
>the week after the supposed event. the liturgical days can be minimized, but
>the Octave can be maximized liturgically.
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>Douglas Cowling <cowling.douglas@...> wrote:
>> On 1/9/11 10:50 PM, "dlewisaao@..." <dlewisaao@...> wrote:
>> > So I gather that the Assumption and the Immaculate Conception - and
>> > that matter Christmas and Ash Wednesday - should also be moved to
>> Neither the Assumption or the Conception are principal feasts of the
>> It's a significant departure from tradition that the new Catholic
>> allows Immaculate Conception to displace the proper Sunday of Advent
>> goes for All Souls on a Sunday) but the principal of pastoral necessity
>> seems to be operable.
>> Christmas is still observed by secular society so there isn't a pastoral
>> problem. But yes, there should be a pastoral provision for parishes to
>> the Ash Wednesday rite on Lent 1.
>> I was interested to see that when the concordat with Italy was recently
>> renegotiated that Italy removed Corpus Christi from the list of civil
>> holidays and the Holy See agreed to move the feast to Sunday.
>> Doug Cowling
>> Director of Music
>> St. Philip's Church, Etobicoke
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