Daily Archives: 6 March 2010

Gospel Canticles

Something that had never occurred to me in long years of praying the office: that monastics–or anybody, really–wouldn’t want a daily repeat of the traditional three gospel canticles. Those Germans. I’ve seen Matthew 5:3-10 and John 1 used as canticles … Continue reading

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RCIA 336-339: Abbreviated Form

Let’s wrap up the RCIA’s instruction on “exceptional circumstances,” shall we? 336. Before the abbreviated form of the rite is celebrated the candidate must have gone through an adequate period of instruction and preparation before baptism, in order to purify … Continue reading

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