Sunday, 13 December 2015

Third Sunday of Advent A.D. 2015

On 13 December 2015, Third Sunday of Advent, otherwise known as Gaudete Sunday, Mass was celebrated 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.

After the aspersion of blessed water; at the Gospel; at the Preface; at the minor elevation. Note the colour of the vestments used. Rose and organ music, for one Sunday during Advent, soften the penitential character of the season.

Ut in omnibus laudetur Dominus.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Immaculate Conception A.D. 2015

We rejoice with the entire Philippine archipelago! We greet each other, perpetuating the manner of our ancestors ¡Ave, María Purísima! and ¡Sin pecado concebida!

On 8 December 2015, feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Principal and Universal Patroness of the Philippine Islands, a day of obligation in the entire archipelago, Mass was celebrated at the Parish of the Most Holy Redeemer in the Diocese of Cubao.

Last year, we noted here the colour of vestments, the specific register of liturgical blue, to be used on the feast of Immaculate Conception. The corresponding regulations of this colour in the Philippine Islands can be consulted here.

[Note: The colour used here is called the liturgical blue. Actual colour used here is caerulean (RGB: 0, 63, 255), which coincides with the colour indicated in the indult (in Latin, caeruleus). Another colour commonly used is celeste (RGB: 178, 255, 255), much lighter than caerulean, which coincides with the Spanish usage (in Spanish, celeste or azul celeste).]