Friday, January 6, 2012

Noveritis EF and OF

Know, dear brethren, that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God's mercy we announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection, who is our Saviour. [On the 5th day of February will be Septuagesima Sunday. ‡] On the 22nd day of February will fall Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the fast of the most sacred Lenten season. On the 8th day of April you will celebrate with joy Easter Day, the Paschal feast of our Lord Jesus Christ. On the 17th* / 20th† of May will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. On the 27th day of May, the feast of Pentecost. On the 7th* / 10th† of June, the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. On the 2nd day of December, the First Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom is honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
the Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts:
proclaimed after the Gospel on the Epiphany of the Lord 
(Roman Missal 2011 edition)

* Extraordinary Form and normative Ordinary Form date (as in Germany, where I will be for Corpus Christi);
† Ordinary Form date in some countries, where these solemnities are transferred to the following Sunday (as in Australia);
‡ Extraordinary Form only (translated from the Latin).

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