Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Monday, January 08, 2007

Solemn Proclamation of Moveable Feasts

As is the tradition to be published on or near the Feast of the Epiphany (two days ago) here is the moveable feasts for the coming year, using the traditional format, and more modern below it. Note the Traditional version refers to Septuagesima (the beginning of the pre-lenten Sundays and Quadragesimae (also known as the first Sunday of Lent). The Sundays are numbered in anticipation of Passion Sunday, the Sunday before Palm Sunday.
Noveritis, fratres carissimi, quod annuente Dei misericordia, sicut de Nativitate Domini nostri Jesus Christi gavisi sumus, ita et de Resurrectione ejusdem Salvatoris nostri gudium vobis annuntiamus.

Die quarta Februarii erit Dominica in Septuagesima. Vigesima prima Martii dies Cinerum, et intiaum jejunii sarcatissimae Quadragesimae. Octa Aprilis sanctum Pascha Domini nostri Jesu Christi cum gaudio celebrabimus. Decima Septima Maii erit Ascensio Domini nostri Jesu Christi. Die Vigisima Septima Maii Festum Petecostes. Septima Junii Festum saratissimi Corporis Christi. Die secunda Decembris Dominica prima Adventus Domini nostri Jesu Christi, cui est honor et gloria, in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

Let it be duly and solemnly noted, dearest brothers and sisters, that just as we through the bounteous mercy of God, have rejoiced in the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ, likewise should we proclaim the joy of the glorious Resurrection of this same Saviour.

Ash Wednesday is to be observed on t he twenty-first day of February, marking the beginning of the most holy Lenten fast. With great rejoicing, we will celebrate the Paschal Feast of our Lord Jesus Christ on the eight day of April. The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ is to be celebrated on the twentieth day of May, while the Solemn Feast of Pentecost is to be celebrated on the twenty-seventh day of the month of May. The Feast of the Most Sacred Body and Blood of Christ is to be celebrated on the tenth day of June. The second day of December shall be the First Sunday of the Advent of Our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen.
Thank you to St. Josephat and Sweetest Heart of Mary in Detroit for publishing these in their bulletin.