Ad Te Levávi Ánimam Meam

To Thee have I lifted up my soul (Introit – 1st Sunday of Advent)

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The Use of Scripture in the Mass

Posted by james0235 on August 7, 2008

Have you ever wondered when a particular passage of the Bible is read at Mass?

Well, wonder no longer. I have compiled all of the Scripture verses used in the Propers of the Mass – the Entrance Antiphon, 1st Reading, Responsorial Psalm, 2nd Reading (if any), Alleluia Verse (called the Verse before the Gospel during Lent), the Gospel, and the the Communion Antiphon – for the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

The Use of Scripture in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite

Scripture used in the Ordinary (unchanging parts) of the Mass is already available on a number of sites including this one. I will most likely add something similar eventually.

It is still not quite complete (I still have to add the Votive Masses) but it is almost done.

Coming Soon: The Use of Scripture in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

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The Use of Scripture in the Roman Rite of the Mass

Posted by james0235 on May 13, 2008

(UPDATED)

I have been working on a project lately that may be of some use to others. I am compiling all of the various Scripture verses used in the Mass. You can look up a particular verse and determine when and where it is used at Mass.

The Use of Scripture in the Roman Rite of the Mass

The site includes the Entrance Antiphon (most priests seem to replace this with a hymn), 1st Reading, Responsorial Psalm, 2nd Reading (if any), Alleluia Verse (called the Verse before the Gospel during Lent), the Gospel, the Communion Antiphon (again, usually replaced with a hymn), and other things such as the addtional Readings of the Easter Vigil.

Right now it covers all of the Sundays and weekdays of the Liturgical Year as well as the Common Masses (Common of Martyrs, Common of Pastors, etc.). Still to be added are the Ritual Masses (Conferral of the Sacrament of Marriage, etc.), the Masses for Various Needs and Occasions, the Votive Masses, and then finally the Feast Days.

I will then go through the Psalms and verify the chapter and verse. I believe that some use the Hebrew numbering and some use the Greek. I will make sure they all use the Hebrew numbering with the Greek following in parenthesis (if different).

When all of that is completed I will begin adding a 3rd column on the right side covering the use of Scripture in the Mass of Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (also known as the Tridentine Mass or the Traditional Latin Mass).

There have been multiple times that I have wished for something like this. But, I have been unable to find anything complete. So, I decided to put it together myself. I would be very interested in comments, suggestions, and criticisms.

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Lætáre, Jerúsalem

Posted by james0235 on March 2, 2008

laetare.jpgToday, the 4th Sunday of Lent, is known as Lætáre Sunday. The term is taken from the Introit, or Entrance Antiphon, of the Mass:

Lætáre, Jerúsalem, et convéntum fácite, omnes qui dilígitis eam; gaudéte cum lætítia, qui in tristítia fuístis, ut exsultétis, et satiémini ab ubéribus consolatiónis vestræ.

Rejoice, Jerusalem! Be glad for her, you who love her; rejoice with her, you who mourned for her, and you will find contentment at her consoling breasts.

It is one of only 2 days during the Liturgical year (the other being Gaudéte Sunday) where Rose-colored vestments may be used instead of the typical Violet-colored vestments (GIRM 346).

Much like on Gaudete Sunday few Catholics are likely to actually hear the reason for the name given to this Sunday. The Introit (Entrance Antiphon) will be used in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. But, as it is very common in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite to replace the Entrance Antiphon with a hymn the Antiphon will probably go unheard by most Catholics.

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Gaudéte In Dómino Semper

Posted by james0235 on December 16, 2007

Today is the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also known as Gaudéte Sunday. The term Gaudéte Sunday comes from today’s Mass:

Gaudéte in Dómino semper: íterum dico, gaudéte.

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice!

This is taken from the Introit (Entrance Antiphon) for the Mass of the Roman Rite in both it’s Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms. It is part of the 2nd Reading in the Ordinary Form of Mass in Year C. And it is also part of the Epistle in the Extraordinary Form of Mass every year.

gaudete.jpgUnfortunately, since most priests seem to replace the Entrance Antiphon with a hymn (a valid option in the U.S. according to GIRM 48) and since it is only a part of the Readings in the Ordinary Form in Year C that means that a majority of Catholics will not hear the reason for the name Gaudéte Sunday this year (Year A).

Gaudéte Sunday happens to be one of only 2 days during the Liturgical Year (the other being the 4th Sunday of Lent – Laetáre Sunday) in which Rose-colored vestments may be used instead of the typical Violet-colored vestments (GIRM 346).

(The photo to the left is of Rose-colored vestments being used in a Mass of the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite at Assumption Grotto in Detroit. The photo was taken by Diane of Te Deum laudamus!)

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First Post

Posted by james0235 on December 2, 2007

The title of this blog is taken from the Introit (or Entrance Antiphon) of the First Sunday in Advent in both the Ordinary (Novus Ordo) and Extraordinary Forms (Tridentine Mass) of the Roman Rite. The Introit itself is taken from Psalm 25(24):

Ad te levávi ánimam meam, Deus meus, in te confído, non erubéscam. Neque irrídeant me inimíci mei, étenim univérsi qui te exspéctant non confundéntur.

To you, my God, I lift my soul, I trust in you; let me never come to shame. Do not let my enemies laugh at me. No one who waits for you is ever put to shame. (Official ICEL translation)

To Thee have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust, let me not be ashamed: neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on Thee shall be confounded. (1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal)

It seemed an appropriate title considering I am starting this on the 1st Sunday of Advent.

So, what is this blog all about?

I’m not quite sure yet. It will probably evolve with time. I will probably post my thoughts and opinions on things that I find interesting in the Catholic Church and in Christianity in general.

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