At any rate. No cloudiness this morning, I think, in spite of what the mages are reporting. It is in the upper 50s F., which is pleasant, and not to be beyond the upper 70s temperature-wise later on. I don't much believe that but, eh. It is the 11th Sunday post Pentecosten (Introibo), the Mass Deus in loco sancto suo.
After the Office and making a glass of tea, am listening to the recording of Holy Mass from Saint-Eugène; didn't begin Matins until half past four. The end of Canon Guelfucci's tenure as pastor is fast approaching. The video recording is infra.
The Gospel lesson of today's Mass is from Saint Mark 7,31-37.
In illo témpore: Exiens Jesus de fínibus Tyri, venit per Sidónem ad mare Galilææ, inter médios fines Decapóleos.
Et addúcunt ei surdum et mutum, et deprecabántur eum, ut impónat illi manum. Et apprehéndens eum de turba seórsum, misit dígitos suos in aurículas ejus: et éxspuens, tétigit linguam ejus: et suspíciens in cælum, ingémuit, et ait illi: Ephphetha, quod est adaperíre. Et statim apértæ sunt aures ejus, et solútum est vínculum linguæ ejus, et loquebátur recte. Et præcépit illis, ne cui dícerent. Quanto autem eis præcipiébat, tanto magis plus prædicábant: et eo ámplius admirabántur, dicéntes: Bene ómnia fecit: et surdos fecit audíre et mutos loqui.
At that time, Jesus departing from the district of Tyre came by way of Sidon to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the district of Decapolis. And they brought to Him one deaf and dumb, and entreated Him to lay His hand upon him. And taking him aside from the crowd, He put His fingers into the man’s ears, and spitting, He sighed, and said to him, Ephpheta, that is, Be opened. And his ears were at once opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak correctly. And He charged them to tell no one. But the more He charged them, so much the more did they continue to publish it. And so much the more did they wonder, saying, He has done all things well. He has made both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak.
In the Pauline Rite, it is the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Gospel lesson is from Saint John 6,41-51. I don't know the rationale that was used to re-arrange the lessons in the New Rite although I have read of it-- e.g. this essay of Dr Kwasniewski's, some years ago now. Have Dr Hazell's Index Lectionum on my shelf but because I pay very little attention to the Pauline ordo, eh, I've not paid much attention to it, either. I suppose I ought to stop affecting not to attend to the lessons read therein, tsk.
This morning's version of Chez nous soyez Reine differs from another that the Schola has sung although of course I cannot recall the name: today's is that of Gaston Roussel, maître de chapelle at Versailles who died in 1985.
'In 1961, he obtained the re-opening of the royal chapel of the Palace of Versailles to Catholic worship: he found there an organ suitable for his talents as a performer and composer, and also made the chapel one of the places of resistance to the liturgical and dogmatic changes which shook the Church in France in the years following the Second Vatican Council. Known for his Gaullism and traditionalism, he was nominated by Georges Pompidou to be Archbishop of Strasbourg.'
What changes in dogma can the Wikipedia writer be referring to? Pft.
Ran across this recording of the celebration of Holy Mass at Notre-Dame in Paris in July, 2017 marking the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum quite by chance. Canon Guelfucci is the celebrant, assisted by Abbé Sébastien Damaggio (also of the FSSP) as deacon and by Abbé Claude Barthe as subdeacon.
It is also the feast of Saint Eusebius (5th century), of Saint Mummolus (7th century), and of Saint Altmann (11th century).
V. Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum. R. Deo grátias.
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