Sunday, February 22, 2004

Dominica in Quinquagesima

Shrove Sunday or Shrovetide in medieval England and Dominica ingressus jejunii. In short, three days until Ash Wednesday and Lent.

Here are the proper chants for today. They take a while to load but they're nicely done by a monastic choir. Not just a midi. The recording quality could be a bit better but it is recorded from a live celebration which is a plus.

Collect

O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth; Send thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee. Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.

-from the old B.C.P.