Daily archives:January 27, 2018

  • ST. CYRIL became Patriarch of Alexandria in 412. Having at first thrown himself with ardor into the party politics of the place, God called him to a nobler conflict. In 428, Nestorius, Bishop of Constantinople, began to deny the unity of Person in Christ, and to refuse to the Blessed Virgin the ti[...]
  • GOSPEL. Matt. xx. 1-16. At this time: Jesus said to His disciples this parable: The kingdom of heaven is like to a householder, who went early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard. And having agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And going out about[...]
  • Why is this Sunday called "Septuagesima"? Because in accordance with the words of the First Council of Orleans, some pious Christian congregations in the earliest ages of the Church, especially the clergy, began to fast seventy days before Easter, on this Sunday, which was therefore called Septua[...]
  • [For the Introit of this day's Mass see the Introit of the third Sunday after Epiphany.] COLLECT Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that ever fixing our thoughts on such things as are reasonable, we may both in our words and works do what is pleasing in Thy sight. Through our Lord Jesus Christ[...]
  • [For the Introit of this day see the Introit in the Mass of the third Sunday after Epiphany] On this Sunday mention is made of the practice of Christian virtues, and of God's sufferance of the wicked upon earth, that by them the just may be exercised in patience. COLLECT Keep, we beseech Thee, O[...]
  • INTROIT  Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just (Is. 45). Let the earth be opened, and bud forth a Savior. The heavens show forth the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the work of his hands (Ps. 18:2). Glory be to the Father. COLLECT Raise up, O Lord, we p[...]
  •   Subject: How and by what means people are wont to falsify and pervert their own judgment and conscience, so that, although the conscience is in a bad state, yet it remains in peace and quiet. Introduction  Oh, certainly sweet is the yoke, and light the burden, that he hears who, desirous[...]