The eastern skies have some red in 'em this morning...

Which means I don't know what; the prediction is no rain until who knows when, certainly not in the coming week. It is the feast of the Seven Holy Brothers, martyrs, along with Saints Rufina and Secunda, virgins and martyrs (Introibo, CE here and here)-- the feasts of the Seven Holy Brothers, sons of Saint Felicity, and of Saints Rufina and Secunda were moved to a single feast I don't know when; at the time the Tridentine Missal was published in 1570 or at some point previously in the Roman tradition, I don't know. In the Pauline Rite, because the historical record fails to confirm that Saint Felicity was the mother of these 'holy brothers', their feast was suppressed, although there seems to be little doubt of the existence of the seven martyrs (Saints Rufina and Secunda were left to local calendars). The Gradual.

The Alleluia is here, from Santo Domingo de Silos, but isn't embeddable, tsk.

The Saturday recital from Żelazowa Wola was performed by Mateusz Duda.

I admit to not keeping track of the various Chopin competitions but the preliminary round of one the major ones is happening in the new week, I noticed; must investigate later, after Terce. Well, that took about three seconds. The 18th International Chopin Competition-- it happens every five years, I believe, and this is postponed from last year? that may be all right. The prelimary round runs July 12th through the 23rd, 160+ pianists, the entire event livestreamed. Certainly an abundance of riches.... Now to Terce.

Post Tertiam. Fourteen half hour slots per day over 12 days, gosh. The iPad app will be incredibly useful. Each pianist (so far as I can see without looking at all 168 programs) is performing two Etudes, two Mazurkas, one of the Nocturnes, and one of the Ballades. The Competition itself runs from October 2nd through the 23rd.

It is also the feast of Saint Anatolia (3rd century), of Saint Amalberga (7th century), and of Saint Peter (11th century).

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