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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Preparing to Say Goodbye

To the Alleluia.

There is so much happening this week - Candlemas, Blessing of throats, Benedictine visit - and in other non-liturgical areas. Aside from all this, the calendar says that it's almost time to bid a farewell to the Alleluia. There are a number of accounts as to how this takes place, from a procession and burial, a burning of an alleluia wreath, or extra antiphons. Most accounts point out that the clergy seem to opt out of it - but we have such reverently creative servers, so I hope that they come up with something. It all seems rather soon, doesn't it? I'm all for an Alleluia (burial) plot, without the childish wailing. I wonder what the Dom will think?

That means the Ave Regina Caelorum will be coming back - and I still don't know the Alma Redemptoris Mater - but I suppose I have until Friday night...

One can't be glummy on the eve of the feast of St Francis de Sales! Even his name makes you smile! :)

Qualis est his? Quis ut Deus?

Can you please pray a Pater, an Ave, and a Gloria for me. God bless you.

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