✠✠✠J✠M✠J✠✠✠Prior to Pius XII, there were 18 octaves. He reduced them to three, and Paul VI in his destruction of the liturgy, reduced them to the two remaining.
The musings and meandering thoughts of a crotchety old man as he observes life in the world and in a small, rural town in South East Nebraska. My Pledge-Nulla dies sine linea-Not a day with out a line.
Sunday, 30 December 2018
Word of the Day: Octaves
OCTAVES. The seven days following a feast with the feast day itself included. Prior to the Second Vatican Council octaves were numerous in the Latin Rite. A commemoration was offered at Mass and in the Divine Office each day of the octave, and precedence given over any other feast. The octaves now observed in the universal Church are those of Christmas and Easter.
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