Sunday, 31 December 2017

Traditional Ordo 2018

Bungled work schedule and conked-out laptop succeeded in preventing us from producing a calendar and an ordo for 2018. And so, we decided to focus on the ordo, which we now present in its prefinal form. It goes without saying that this ordo is intended for the Philippines, inscribed with our national proper feasts, the proper feasts of our ecclesiastic circumscriptions, even the episcopal anniversaries of our ordinaries. One will find that the Third Sunday after Epiphany is vacated in the archipelago in favour of the Holy Child of Cebu; that the feast of Saint Vitalis is kept on 28 April for the entire Archdiocese of Cebu; and that the election anniversary of Mons. Ricardo Baccay ought to be celebrated with a solemn votive Mass on 20 February in the Cathedral of Alaminos, and commemorated throughout the diocese. For the other particulars of this ordo, read this.


Again, the structure and format of this ordo follows the old style, where the entries begin with 1 January and ends with 31 December. Currently, the ordo opens for the months from January to April. A final booklet format will replace the one currently uploaded.

Ut in omnibus laudetur Dominus.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Reminder: 2017 Christmas fast

Those still following the Spanish tradition of fasting on 24 December will find a tiny problem: Christmas Eve, 24 December, falls on a Sunday this year. The allowed option for this case is to anticipate the fast. On the other hand, those making use of the 1959 indult to transfer the Christmas fast to 23 December will kill two birds with one stone: the Christmas fast itself and the fast of Ember Saturday.

Visstilleven met kandelaar
Clara Peeters, 1611
Museo del Prado

For the timeline of the date of the Christmas fast in the Philippines, read this.

Together, let us fast. Ubi ieiunium aboletur, ibi Ecclesia evanescat.

Ut in omnibus laudetur Dominus.