Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Holy Wednesday Collect

The Collects of the past days and weeks have often struck me, but press of time, tiredness and other concerns high and low have kept me from blogging on them; at least I have a chance to-day...

Holy Wednesday's lapidary oration with admirable concision sums up the mystery of Holy Week, indeed, of our salvation:

Præsta, quæsumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, qui nostris excessibus incessanter affligimur, per unigeniti Filii tui passionem liberemur: Qui tecum vivit...

(Grant, we beg, almighty God, that we who by our excesses incessantly are afflicted , may by the passion of Thy onlybegotten Son be delivered: Who with Thee liveth...)

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