vendredi, janvier 04, 2008


"In Cathedral and other principal Churches, after the Gospel has been sung, the approaching Feast of Easter Sunday is solemnly announced to the people. This custom, which dates from the earliest ages of the Church, shows both the mysterious connection which unites the great Solemnities of the year one with another, and the importance the Faithful ought to attach to the celebration of that which is the greatest of all, and the centre of all Religion. After having honoured the King of the universe on the Epiphany, we shall have to celebrate him on the day which is now announced to us, as the conqueror of death. The following is the formula used for this solemn announcement."
(Dom Prosper Guéranger, on the feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord)
Noveritis, fratres carissimi, quod annuente Dei misericordia, sicut de Nativitate Domini nostri Jesu Christi gavisi sumus, ita et de Resurrectione ejusdem Salvatoris nostri gaudium vobis annuntiamus. Die vigesima Januarii erit Dominica in Septuagesima. Sexta Februarii Dies cinerum, et initium jejunii sacratissimæ Quadrageimæ. Vigesima tertia Martii Sanctum Pascha Domini nostri Jesu Christi cum gaudio celebrabimus. Dies prima Maii erit Ascensio Domini nostri Jesu Christi. Die undecima ejusdem Festum Pentecostes. Vigesima secunda Maii Festum sacratissimi Corporis Christi. Die trigesima Novembriis Dominica prima Adventus Domini nostri Jesu Christi, cui est honor et gloria in sæcula sæculorum. Amen.
Know, dearly beloved Brethren, that by the mercy of God, as we have been rejoicing in the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so also do we announce unto you the joy of the Resurrection of the same our Saviour. Septuagesima Sunday will be on the 20th day of January. Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the fast of most holy Lent will be on the 6th of February. On the 23rd of March we shall celebrate with joy the holy Pasch of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ will be on the 1st of May. The Feast of Pentecost on the 11th of May. The Feast of Corpus Christi on the 22nd of May. On the 30th of November will occur the first Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom are honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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