Wednesday of the Third Week in Lent |
Violet or Purple Vestments
Missa "Ego clamávi"
The Collects today were traditionally celebrated at St. Balbina, with the Station at St. Sixtus
The distance from the Church of St. Balbina on the Aventine
to that of St. Sixtus on the Via Appia is not great.
St. Sixtus (Xystus) was the first Pope martyred in the Catacombs;
his name is in the Canon of the Mass.
In ancient times the scrutiny of the catechumens who wished to be admitted to holy baptism on Easter Eve began today; the Mass, therefore, has a distinctly catechetical character, especially in the Lessons.
The Communion speaks of the ways of life; the way of the cross, of the sepulchre, and of the descent into Limbo, by which Christ passed to the glory of the resurrection.
We want to thank the Friends of Our Lady of Fatima for expediting these resources of the Propers. Sources: Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945
Missa "Ego autem in Dómino"
Go to the ORDINARY OF THE HOLY MASS MASS OF THE CATECHUMENS
INTROIT: Psalm 30: 7,8