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Lindemann on the Feast of the Holy Trinity

Monday, June 6th, 2011

THE FEAST OF THE HOLY TRINITY This Sunday was long considered the Octave of Pentecost and provided with Propers harmonizing with that use. In the eleventh century local dioceses observed the Festival of the Holy Trinity on this day. Pope Alexander II in this century and Pope Alexander III in the following century discouraged such […]

Lindemann on Exaudi: The Sunday After the Ascension

Monday, June 6th, 2011

My apologies for getting this up too late for this year. EXAUDI, THE SUNDAY AFTER THE ASCENSION This Sunday in the Octave of the Feast of the Ascension is a transition to the Feast of Pentecost, to be observed in eight days. Exaudi marks a unique period in the life of the disciples. The moment […]

Lindemann on the Ascension of Our Lord

Monday, June 6th, 2011

My apologies for getting this up too late for this year. THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD When dear ones are separated from us, we sorrow even though we know that they have gained immeasurably by their departure. Therefore we would imagine that the Church observes our Lord’s Ascension regretfully and sorrowfully. However, she celebrates it […]

Lindemann on Rogate: Sixth Sunday of Easter (Fifth After)

Monday, June 6th, 2011

My apologies for getting this up too late for this year. ROGATE, THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER As far as this is possible in the Church which celebrates Easter every Sunday and builds its entire faith and life on and around the Resurrection, this Sunday brings the celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection to a close. […]

Lindemann on Whitsunday: The Feast of Pentecost

Monday, June 6th, 2011

THE FEAST OF PENTECOST, WHITSUNDAY This last of three great festivals closes the Quinquagesima following Easter. The fifty-day period is wholly festal. In ancient days games and plays were forbidden. No fasts were prescribed. All elements of joy were restored in the Services and emphasized. Prayers were said while standing and not in a kneeling […]


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