Solemn Proclamation of Moveable Feasts

De publicatione Festorum mobilium

Adoration of the Magi Tapestry

NB: reminder to self to consider changing from celebrabimus to celebrabitis starting 2024. And that days are feminine. Check Laudes Festivae page 85 in the PDF, printed page number 59.

The main .tex file for compiling the gabc source files main-lualatex.tex or for 2013 smallermargins.tex.

There is a custom of proclaiming the dates of the upcoming moveable feasts each year on the feast of the Epiphany (6th January).

I started typing these up for the Maternal Heart of Mary Church each year in time for Epiphany. With the main protagonist passing away and me moving further west there is less and less impetus to keep it up, but it still seems someone will remind me each year and I’ll again be surprised how quickly it comes together.

It goes something like this:

Noveritis, fratres carissimi, quod annuente Dei misericordia, sicut de Nativitate Domini nostri Jesu Christi gavisi sumus, ita et de Resurrectione ejusdem Salvatoris nostri gaudium vobis annuntiamus.
It is solemnly made known, dearest brethren 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 Resurrection of this same Saviour.

Then follows the list of moveable feasts: Septuagesima, Ash Wednesday, Easter Sunday, Ascension Thursday (yes, Thursday - this is for the Vetus Ordo or Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. No one has asked for an adjustment for Ascension Sunday yet.) Pentecost, Corpus Christi and the First Sunday of Advent.

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Veronica Brandt
Veronica Brandt
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My research interests include Gregorian chant, knitting, constructing long skirts with pockets and taking over the world.