Monday, February 26, 2007

Season of Septuagesima

The abolition of the Season of Septuagesima in the revised calendar not only removes a welcome opporunity to prepare for Lent, but creates a problem for churches where both the old and the new Mass are celebrated. In the Oxford Oratory (pictured), the celebrant is vested in purple (for Quinquagesima Sunday), while the altar and tabernacle are in green for an 'Ordinary Sunday of the Year'.

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