Daily Archives: 1 January 2011

Mary Wove a Garment of Glory

From Adrian Nocent’s The Liturgical Year, this fourth century quote from Ephrem, hymnwriter and Doctor of the Church: Mary wove a garment of glory and gave it to her father, Adam, who was naked among the trees. He donned this … Continue reading

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OCF 352-354: Structure and Content of the Office of the Dead

For those familiar with the Office, this is nothing new: 352. Morning prayer and evening prayer from the office for the dead include the introduction (or reception of the body), hymn, psalmody, reading, response to the word of God, gospel … Continue reading

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