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  • The Liturgical Year Explained
  • The Liturgical Year

    Dom Prosper Guéranger
    Abbot of Solesmes

    Restoring Sacred Time—How the Liturgical Year deepens Catholic faith

    Bishop Peter J. Elliott

  • The Season of Advent
  • The Season of Advent

    The theme of Advent is the coming of the Lord, the approach of the King coming from a distance. The four weeks move toward the coming of the Christ. This period is filled not only with somber reflection and penitential preparation, but also with festive anticipation. ‘Lift up your heads for your redemption is at hand!’ (Luke 21.28)
    ‘Art thou who is to come, or shall we look for another?’ Matt. 11.13)
    ‘And all mankind shall see the salvation of God!’ (Luke 3.6)

    The unfolding of the Mariam mystery is included insofar as it has an advent character. Again and again the prayers and longing of the Chosen People are heard together with the obscure prophecy of their greatest prophet: ‘Let justice descend, O heavens, like dew from above! Let the earth open and salvation bud forth: the Saviour and Lord!’ (Is. 45.8)

    Permeating everything, however, and above all else, the call to penance by St. John the Baptist resounds: ‘Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand!’ (Matt 3.2)

    All the texts, both of Christmas and Advent, show that a twofold appearance is indicated: the coming of Christ in the flesh and his coming at the final judgement. The two Epiphanies are joined together insofar as the messianic day of judgement begins at Christmas.
    ‘Now is the judgement of the world; now will the prince of the world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself.’ (John 12.3)

    The advent of Christ places his second coming in mysterio. His death and his resurrection, however, realise in obscurity what his Parousia unveils to the whole world—the Lord is the Victor. And as Victor he is, therefore, Judge and Saviour.

    The Great Antiphons

  • Season of Christmas
  • Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas, from Crib to Cross

  • Christmas Lecture Series
  • Why Did God Become Human?

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.
    Roman Catholic Theologian
    Director of the Thomistic Institute, Rome

    The Incarnate, Sacramental & Redeeming Christ at Christmas

    Fr. Albert Trudel, O.P.
    Roman Catholic Theologian

    Mary & the Victory over Evil

    Fr. John Corbett, O.P.
    Roman Catholic Theologian

    Aquinas on the Blessed Mother: Her Freedom, Her Genius, Her Beauty

    Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P.
    Roman Catholic Theologian

    St. Joseph: The Saviour of Our Saviour

    Fr. Basil Cole, O.P.
    Roman Catholic Theologian

    Reading the Old Testament as a Catholic

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.
    Roman Catholic Theologian
    Director of the Thomistic Institute, Rome

    Grace & Anxiety: Spiritual Growth in a Time of Turmoil

    Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.
    Roman Catholic Theologian
    Director of the Thomistic Institute, Washington D.C.

  • Bluegrass Music Session
  • The Hillbilly Thomists

    Dominican Bluegrass Band

  • The Star of Bethlehem

  • Has the Star of Bethlehem Returned?

  • The Epiphany Of Our Lord Jesus Christ
  • Holy Liturgy, Holy Living: Lessons from the Book of Leviticus

    Vern Steiner


    The Logos Localised: The Heart of the Authentic Inculturation

    Roland Millare

    Cultus, Culture, and Counterculture

    Fr. Cassian Folsom, O.S.B

    Dies Domini—On Liturgical Prayer

    Apostolic Letter of Pope St. John Paul II
    On Keeping the Lord’s Day Holy

    This is the Day the Lord Has Made

    Fr. Marcus Mallick

    With 2020 Hindsight, Dare to be Fearless in 2021

    Christopher Carstens

    The Diabolical New Disorder

    Edward Feser
    Roman Catholic Philosopher

    What Was the Holy Roman Empire?

    Edward Feser
    Roman Catholic Philosopher

  • Septuagesimatide
  • Septuagesimatide: A Sensible Approach to the Desert Days of Lent

    Peter Day-Milne

    The Liturgy the Basis of Social Regeneration

    Dom Virgil Michel, OSB

    The Liturgy—Truly Human, Truly Divine
    Louis Bouyer on the Transfiguration of the Sacred by the Divine Sacrifice of the Eucharist

    Keith Lemna

    Medieval Assent: Communion of Body and Soul as an Ascending Model for Liturgy

    Timothy P. O’Malley

  • Sacred Triduum Retreat, Holy Week in Jerusalem, The Holy Sepulcher
  • Holy Week: Where It Happen in Jerusalem

    Sacred Triduum Retreat

    Thomistic Institute

    Maundy Thursday

    The Eucharist & Spiritual Communion

    Via Dolorosa

    The Passion of Our Lord

    The Death of God

    Christ’s Decent into Hell

    The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ

    1st Lenten Sermon

    Raniero Cardinal Cantalamessa, O.F.M.
    Preacher to the Papal Household

    2nd Lenten Sermon

    Raniero Cardinal Cantalamessa, O.F.M.
    Preacher to the Papal Household

    3rd Lenten Sermon

    Raniero Cardinal Cantalamessa, O.F.M.
    Preacher to the Papal Household

    Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis
    St.Peter’s Basilica

    Ash Wednesday
    February 17, 2021

    Believing in Charity Calls Forth Charity

    Pope Benedict XVI
    Lenten Message
    2013

    Let Us Be Concerned For Each Other, To Stir a Response in Love and Good Works (Her 10:24)

    Pope Benedict XVI
    Lenten Message
    2012

    Encyclical Letter: Populorum Progressio

    Pope St. Paul VI
    1967

    Pastoral Constitution of the Church in the Modern World
    Gaudium et Spes

    Vatican II

    Suffering, Sacrifice, and Leadership

    Capt. Joseph McInerney
    Professor of Applied Ethics at U.S.Naval Academy
    (Lecture given at West Point: U.S.Military Academy)

    Holy Weeks Past and Present

    Fr. Aaron Williams

    The Lenten Station Churches of Rome

    Video Series
    The Catholic Traveler

    The Stations of the Cross by St. Francis of Assisi

    Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem
    2021

    Christian Media Center

    The Holy Sepulcher

    Christian Media Center: Jerusalem

    Walking Tour of the Church of Holy Sepulchre

    The Spark of Faith: Understanding the Power of Reaching Out to God

    Fr. Wojciech Giertych, O.P.
    Theologian to the Papal Household

  • The Good Shepherd
  • This is a The Good Shepherd in Late Antique and Early Christian Art

    Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris

    Catacomb of St.Priscilla, Rome

    Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris

  • Rogation Days

  • Rogation Days

  • Ascensiontide

  • Ascensiontide

    Fr. Christiaan Kappes

  • The Season of Pentecost
  • Pentecost: Potential Riches in an Impoverished Season

    Peter Day-Milne

    Espritu Santo

    Veni Sancte Spiritus

  • A Short History of the Roman Rite of Mass
  • A Short History of the Roman Rite of Mass
    Introduction
    The Last Supper—The First Mass

    A Short History of the Roman Rite of Mass
    Part II
    Questions in the Quest for the Origins of the Eucharist

    Fr. Michael Lang

    A Short History of the Roman Rite of Mass
    Part III
    The Third Century between Peaceful Growth and Persecution

    Fr. Michael Lang

    A Short History of the Roman Rite
    Part IV
    Early Eucharistic Prayers: Oral Improvisation and Sacred language

    Fr. Michael Lang

    A Short History of the Roman Rite
    Part V
    After the Peace of the Church: Liturgy in the Christian Empire

    Fr. Michael Lang

    A Short History of the Roman Rite
    Part VI
    The Formative Period of the Latin Litury

    Fr. Michael Lang

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