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Carissimi; Today's Mass: Ash Wednesday

ASH WEDNESDAY: Missa “Misereris omnium”

Ash Wednesday is from a liturgical point of view one of the most important days of the year. In the first place this day opens the liturgical season of Lent, which formerly began with the First Sunday and comprised only thirty-six days. 2,689 more words

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Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Ethelbert, King & Confessor

St. Ethelbert, Confessor, First Christian King among the English & Confessor: Missa “Os justi“

HE was king of Kent, the fifth descendant from Hengist, who first settled the English Saxons in Britain, in 448, and the foundation of whose kingdom is dated in 455. 1,522 more words

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Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Matthias, Apostle

Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle: Missa “Mihi autem nimis”

St. Peter, in the Acts of the Apostles (Epistle), says that the prophet had Judas in view when he declares “That his episcopate would pass into other hands.” It is the Lord Himself who showed the one He had chosen to be associated with the eleven apostles (Epistle). 1,020 more words

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