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PS 85: Easter Vigil Readings

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. 85. The readings from Sacred Scripture constitute the second part of the Vigil. They give an account of the outstanding deeds of the … Continue reading

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PS 83-84: Procession and Proclamation at the Easter Vigil

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. In these two sections, we continue looking at the Liturgy of Light. From the beginning outside the church (preferably) the people move. Their … Continue reading

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PS 82: Easter Fire and Paschal Candle

Remember, you can check the full document on this site, among many on the internet. 82. The first part consists of symbolic acts and gestures, which require that they be performed in all their fullness and nobility, so that their … Continue reading

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PS 81: Easter Vigil Structure

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. The reminder of the four parts of the Vigil deserves a post all on its own. 81. The, order of the Easter Vigil … Continue reading

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PS 78-80: The Character of the Easter Vigil

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. These three sections today address “The meaning of the nocturnal character of the Easter Vigil.” 78. “The entire celebration of the Easter Vigil … Continue reading

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PS 77: Easter Vigil

Remember, you can check Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. Let’s get to the Easter Vigil; this will take us through numbered section 96. Eleven more posts after today are planned. 77. According to a most … Continue reading

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PS 75-76: Holy Saturday, How Not To Pray

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. What not to do on Holy Saturday? No celebration of Mass is obvious. No Communion to the Sick: 75. On this day the … Continue reading

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PS 73-74: Praying on Holy Saturday

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. Before we start the Easter Vigil, we have a day to fill with prayer and waiting. As with other days, the Office of … Continue reading

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PS 71-72: After Good Friday Liturgy

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. Some instructions that might get overlooked in the bustle and details of Good Friday. The cross is placed for prayer and for veneration … Continue reading

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PS 70: Good Friday Communion Rite

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis¬†on this site, among many on the internet. Note the instruction to sing the Lord’s Prayer, illustrating that music is not an extra or an extravagance, but it intensifies our prayer in … Continue reading

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PS 68-69: Veneration of the Cross

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. Other days have Communion, and long intercessions (or so it might seem). Palm Sunday has the Passion. Only Good Friday finds people venerating … Continue reading

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PS 67: Good Friday Intercessions

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. 67. The general intercessions are to follow this wording and form handed down by ancient tradition, maintaining the full range of intentions, so … Continue reading

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PS 66: Good Friday Readings

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. It is good to note the verbs in this brief section. 66. The readings are to be read in their it entirety. The … Continue reading

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PS 65: Beginning the Good Friday Liturgy

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis¬†on this site, among many on the internet. The Good Friday liturgy commences: 65. The priest and ministers proceed to the altar in silence, and without any singing. If any words of … Continue reading

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PS 63-64: The Lord’s Passion

Remember, you can check the full document on this site, among many on the internet. Rome gives some leeway on when to celebrate the Lord’s Passion, though it seems to prefer mid-afternoon: 63. The celebration of the Lord’s Passion is … Continue reading

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