Windy here through the night but...

No tornados, certainly, as occurred in some places less favored than Eugene; not yet, anyway. It is 0255; Canon Guelfucci is homilizing.

Today is the 3rd Sunday post Pascha (the 4th in the Pauline calculation); in the older Traditional Rite one celebrated today's feast of the Evangelist Saint Mark with a commemoration of the Sunday while in the 1960/1962 form of the Traditional Rite one celebrates the Sunday with a commemoration of the feast of Saint Mark (Introibo). The Rogation Day has its own Mass and prayers with the Litany (Introibo). It can happen that one isn't able to be present at the Mass when the Litany is sung, ahem-- what? a Litany? what Litany? Rogation what? I can overhear that conversation at Saint Mary's-- in which case one says the Rogation prayers and Litany after Lauds, as I will do.


The Schola Sainte-Cécile is singing the motet O Filii et Filiae by Volckmar Leisring at Communion; he was an Evangelical pastor born in Thuringia (1588-1637). I am most certainly unfamiliar with the man but it seems that this O Filii et Filiae is represented by not a few recordings at YouTube. 

The procession de sortie was accompanied by the hymn Regina caeli jubila, gaude Maria; 'Germanic', set to music by R. Alberus (about whom I can find nothing online; there was a German pfarrer and teacher in the 19th century Reinhold Albers whose surname might well be Alberus in Latin but barring the intervention of a Time Lord it cannot be the same gentleman). Quite cheerful indeed. But they are not streaming the Rogation Mass and procession, tsk-- perhaps understandably: one wouldn't want the 'observers' from l'archevêché to notice e.g. that so and so stood too closely to so and so at minute 2:37 or had his mask down to scratch his nose at 18:10.


Am back from my morning walk and the shopping (lemons, broccoli, carrots, eggs, peanuts for the squirrels and jays). Time for Terce.

Sancta Margaretha de Civitate Castelli, ora pro nobis, Saint Margaret of Castello, pray for us. The Pope has declared her a saint via equipollent canonisation, extending her cultus throughout the entire world. She was severely physically disabled in this life and gloriously reigns with God Our Lord in the next. 

Am going to listen to the ensemble Arcangelo's Jonathan Cohen [not the ensemble; I've done some editing] with the cellist Nicolas Altstaedt at (I believe) 1130, performing two or three movements of Boccherini cello concertos. This is preparatory to them doing recordings of four concertos for a new album, if I understand correctly. How much I want to listen to Messrs Altstaedt and Cohen chat, I don't know: but the Boccherini is wonderful and so am looking forward to this event. It is on Zoom. Let us hope that this time I don't stream audio of myself hawking up phlegm... that didn't really happen but I have wondered about the possibilities of embarrassment the other times I've done Zooming.

Lovely; ten or fifteen minutes or so of Boccherini and then forty minutes of chatting-- but it was mostly interesting chatting, mirabile dictu, listening to Messrs Altstaedt, Cohen, and Jason Price (this last gentleman being a principal at Tarisio Fine Instruments and Bows). The presenter, Julian Forbes, struck me as one of those people born to market: I looked online and indeed, fine tenor though he doubtless is (I found the information at Bach Cantatas), he has made a professional career on the management and marketing side. 

Post Vesperas. It has been sunny this afternoon, and poured down rain, and hailed, and been sunny yet again; Spring. Finished the second book of the Argonautika of Apollonius earlier, and started Peter Green's introductory material in his translation (have been following his commentary as I've gone through the last part of Book I and then Book II but I didn't read any of the praenotanda). Also tried to watch a movie which resolved into a morass of ridiculousness: I made it... I could check at Prime but probably made it about an hour into it. Am going to recite three hundred lines or so of Merrill's version and then... well, then either a half hour of video or else straight to Juster's Horace which in my excitement over the Argonautika I have left forlorn on the table. 

It is also the feast of Saint Febadius (4th century), of Saint Giovanni Battista (20th century), and of Saint Hunna (7th century).

V. Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum. R. Deo grátias.