As we move closer to Lent, Holy Mother Church through Her Liturgy turns our hearts to thoughts of penance and repentance. The Sundays of Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima date back to the 5th century and help us to prepare for a good Lent.
The Liturgy communicates all of this to us. The sacred vestments are purple, the use of the organ as a solo instrument is limited, the Gloria in Excelsis is not sung and neither is the Alleluia.
Below is a video of highlights form the 11.30am Missa Cantata (Sung Traditional Latin Mass.)
Let us spend the next week an a half thinking about how we can make the most of Lent. Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving are the three areas to consider. More suggestions to come!