Monday, December 18, 2006

Pope on Gaudete Sunday

I love the photograph of the Pope throwing golden orb to the world, but I thought I should the context; the Pope framed by the Christmas Tree in St Peter's Square. Yesterday Italian children brought il bambino to church to be blessed.
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Anonymous said...

Gaudete, Gaudete - we don't have Christmas trees in Lent.

Fr Ray Blake said...

Misere me - i always get those two mixed up - post changed - thanks for the correction.

Fr Ray Blake said...

I seem to have got into a muddle with this post - my thanks to my helper who wishes to be anonymous.
Thank you for the proof reading, it shouldn't really need to happen here.

Physiocrat said...

You were right the first time. Laetare is the Lent one, the introit on the 4th Sunday begins "Laetare Ierusalem".

3rd Sunday in Advent introit begins "Gaudete in Domino semper"

If we were singing the correct introits every Sunday nobody would get mixed up.

And there is of course the nice verse anthem by Purcell with the same words in English.

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