Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Traditional Calendar A.D. 2016

Our 2015 Traditional Calendar, bearing the theme Sense of the Sacred, came out very, very late.

[UPDATE. Price given below.]

That is not the case for 2016!

We now present the 2016 Traditional Liturgical Calendar, inscribed with the proper feasts of the Philippines. The theme is Faith and Faithfulness of the Philippine Islands. We will show why in the ensuing vignettes, taken from the Spanish version of the calendar. Click on them to enlarge.

The calendar prints on 21 × 27.9 paper, and opens to a 21 × 55.8 vertical format.

We will only print the standard English version of the calendar and only in this format.

As is shown above, the full calendar presents the liturgical feasts observed throughout the Philippines, according to the particular calendar of the archipelago. Due to layout constraints, and to avoid optically cluttering the calendar, we decided to include only the proper feasts of our archdioceses. All diocesan proper feasts, however, will be inscribed in the directorium. As in the previous calendar, we have not included the particular feasts of each and every barangay and municipality in the Philippines, which would require our calendar to assume encyclopaedic proportions. We included only those proper feasts in some places of notable character.

Information on holidays of obligation, external solemnities, fasting and abstinence are also available. A detailed description of the prevailing laws, with the concessions granted to the Philippines, are provided at the beginning, as well as notes in the calendar itself, where necessary.

For orders, please contact Sarah Ortiz at 0943.876.8733. You may also approach her on Sundays, before or after the 1.00 pm Traditional Latin Mass at the Most Holy Redeemer Parish in Brixton Hill, Quezon City.

For those outside Manila, and for other questions and enquiries, please send an email to, or send a message to

Price is PhP 125 per calendar. As communicated to us, there is a special discount for bulk orders (50 pieces or more).

Some of the pages of the draft of the calendar are available for browsing only here.

Ut in omnibus laudetur Dominus.

Monday, 5 October 2015

External Solemnity of the Holy Rosary A.D. 2015

On 4 October 2015, Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, first Sunday of October, Mass was celebrated for the External Solemnity of the Holy Rosary of the B. V. M. at the Parish of the Most Holy Redeemer in the Diocese of Cubao. Assisting were members of the Societas Ecclesia Dei Sancti Ioseph – Una Voce Philippines.

The image of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary; at the Gospel; at the Canon; at the Last Gospel.

After Mass, the image of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary was processed around the vicinity of the parish.

Ut in omnibus laudetur Dominus.