Monday, 30 March 2015

Palm Sunday A.D. 2015

[UPDATE: New photos added.]

[UPDATE: CNN coverage here.]

Palm Sunday falls this year on 29 March 2015, ushering in Holy Week, days which Holy Mother Church, in union with Christendom, specially devotes to the commemoration of the perfect Sacrifice on Calvary offered by our Lord Jesus Christ, True God and True Man, with Himself as the Victim, our Paschal Lamb. This is the sacrifice by which the Lord reconciled the world unto Himself, the very same sacrifice bloodlessly re-enacted on our altars. On this day, Mass was sung in the Parish of the Holy Family in the Diocese of Cubao. Assisting were members of the Societas Ecclesia Dei Sancti Ioseph – Una Voce Philippines.


Before Mass, palm branches were blessed and distributed to the faithful.
Venérunt fílii Israël in Elim, ubi erant duódecim fontes aquárum, et septuagínta palmae : et castrametáti sunt iuxta aquas.
Plúrima autem turba stravérunt vestiménta sua in via : álii autem caedébant ramos de arbóribus, et sternébant in via : turbae autem, quae praecedébant, et quae sequebátur, clamábant, dicéntes : Hosánna fílio David : benedíctus qui venit in nómine Dómini.
Pétimus, Dómine sancte, Pater omnípotens, aetérne Deus : ut hanc creatúram olívae, quam ex ligni matéria prodíre iussísti, quamque colúmba rédiens ad arcam próprio pértulit ore, benedícere, et sanctificáre dignéris ; ut quicumque ex ea recéperint, accípiant sibi protectiónem ánimae et córporis : fiátque, Dómine, nostrae salútis remédium, tuae grátiae sacraméntum.
Bénedic, quaésumus, Dómine, hos palmárum seu olivárum ramos : et praesta ; ut, quod pópulus tuus in tui veneratiónem hodiérna die corporáliter agit, hoc spirituáliter summa devotióne perfíciat, de hoste victóriam reportándo, et opus misericórdiae summópere diligéndo. Per Dóminum nostrum Iesum Christum Fílium tuum : qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus : per ómnia saécula saeculórum.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Annunciation A.D. 2015

The feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in which we celebrate the Virginal Conception of our Lord Jesus Christ, falls on 25 March. This year, 25 March falls on Passion Wednesday, a third-class feria. The feast, ranked first class, therefore, takes precedence over the feria. There are times, when this great feast could not be celebrated on its proper day, as in 2013, when Holy Monday fell on 25 March, as will be again in 2016, when Good Friday shall fall on 25 March, cases which require translation of the feast to the soonest unimpeded day after Low Sunday. On this day, Mass was said in the morning in the Parish of the Holy Family in the Diocese of Cubao, and then sung in the evening.


At the Epistle.


At the Consecration.



Ut in omnibus laudetur Dominus.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Passion Sunday A.D. 2015

On 22 March 2015, Passion Sunday, Solemn High Mass was celebrated in the Parish of the Holy Family in the Diocese of Cubao. Assisting were members of the Societas Ecclesia Dei Sancti Ioseph – Una Voce Philippines.


At the beginning of the Mass.


Saturday, 7 March 2015

First Friday of March A.D. 2015

On 6 March 2015, First Friday of the month, Mass was sung in honour of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Parish of the Holy Family in the Diocese of Cubao. Assisting were members of the Societas Ecclesia Dei Sancti Ioseph – Una Voce Philippines.


At Mass.



Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Monday after the II Sunday of Lent A.D. 2015

On 2 March 2015, Monday after the Second Sunday in Lent, Mass was sung in the Holy Apostles Senior Seminary. Assisting were members of the Societas Ecclesia Dei Sancti Ioseph – Una Voce Philippines.


In attendance were the seminarians of said Seminary.





Ut in omnibus laudetur Dominus.

Monday, 2 March 2015

II Sunday in Lent A.D. 2015

On 1 March 2015, Second Sunday in Lent, Mass was sung in the Parish of the Holy Family in the Diocese of Cubao. Assisting were members of the Societas Ecclesia Dei Sancti Ioseph – Una Voce Philippines.


Today, in the Gospel, we hear the account of the Transfiguration of the Lord on Mt Thabor. Holiness should bring about in us an interior transformation that shines outwards in the zeal of our chosen vocation.




Ut in omnibus laudetur Dominus.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Anamnesis February–March

Anamnesis 1.11 (February–March)

Ut in omnibus laudetur Dominus.

Anticipated II Sunday in Lent in the Ordinary Form A.D. 2015

The Chœur grégorien de Paris (details here and here) toured the Philippines from 18 to 27 February 2015 (details here). On 28 February 2015, on the eve of their departure to France, Mass was celebrated at the Chapel of the Sto. Niño de Paz in Greenbelt in Makati. Assisting at Mass were members of the Societas Ecclesia Dei Sancti Ioseph – Una Voce Philippines.


From the procession until the before the Consecration.