Monday, January 1, 2007

The Octave of Christmas

I was very pleased to be able to attend a Traditional Latin Mass on every day during the Christmas Octave (mainly thanks to the efforts of Fr Michael Brown).

We sang for the Midnight Mass at Christmas and on the Feast of the Holy Innocents (with singers joining us from Yorkshire and the Lake District for the latter). We completed the Octave with a Sung Mass today, the Feast of the Circumcision. We sang the lovely Vespers hymn Jesu Redemptor omnium at the Offertory and the Veni Creator at the end of Mass.

Why the Veni Creator?

The Enchiridion Indulgentiarum 2004 says:A Plenary Indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who are devoutly present in a Church or oratory for the singing or recitation of the hymn Veni Creator on the first day of the year, imploring divine assistance for the whole of the coming year.

1 comment:

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