Raising the expectation that we will enjoy another sunny day in the 60s-- Spring, for real. I slept like the dead yet again and so wasn't up for Matins and Lauds until almost 0400; 'tis now, after Prime, about 0640. Have already had a moment or two of anger, I suppose I must admit it, although it really was a moment and the blood didn't at all boil-- it scarcely heated. The Archdiocese sends out a liturgy newsletter once a month; there's always good material in it so long as one can tolerate the fundamentally 'Novus Ordo' perspective that is behind it. Which is perhaps not entirely true, an overstatement, et cetera; am not going to analyze the contents for my purposes here. What did set me off earlier, however, was the assertion that Tenebrae 'is of course not part of the official liturgy' or words to that effect. It is 'part of the official liturgy'-- it's not only if one doesn't conceive the Traditional Rite, even as it exists in the form of the 1960/1962 Missal and Calendar and so forth, as 'really the official liturgy'. Tsk. I am writing a letter to the Lord Archbishop with a copy to Monsignor N. who runs the Liturgy Office later. Tsk, and pft. It is the Tuesday in the 2nd week of Lent, and Holy Mass will be streamed from Saint-Eugène at the usual hour, 1000.
It is also the feast of Saint Agnes (13th century), of Saint Chad (7th century), and of Saint Lorgio (4th century?).
V. Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
R. Deo grátias.