Wednesday, December 9, 2015


One of the most wonderful aspects of the Traditional Calendar is the use of Octaves.  Octaves were created by the Church to give eight days of celebration to some of the larger Feasts.   The beauty of the Octave comes from the fact that Holy Mother Church, in Her Liturgy, wants the faithful to celebrate the depth of the Feast over many days.  One day is simply not enough time to truly understand the message of a Feast and is does not give you much time to celebrate either!

As we are in Second Day of the Octave of the Immaculate Conception, I leave you with the Collect that will be utilized throughout the week,

Deus, qui per immaculátam Vírginis Conceptiónem dignum Fílio tuo habitáculum præparásti: quæsumus; ut qui ex morte ejusdem Fílii tui prævisa, eam ab omni labe præservásti, nos quoque mundos ejus intercessióne ad te perveníre concedas.
Per eúmdem Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.
R. Amen. 
O God, by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, thou prepared a worthy habitation for thy Son; we beseech thee, that, as by the foreseen death of thy same Son thou preserved her from all stain of sin, so thou would grant us also, through her intercession, to come to thee with pure hearts.
Through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
R. Amen.

9 December 2015
Day II in the Octave of the Immaculate Conception

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