In Expectatione Partus B. Mariae Virg.

Today’s feast (18/12) is a very old feast in the Iberian peninsula; it is still commemorated in the cathedral of Evora in the novus ordo, but doesn’t seem to be celebrated elsewhere in Portugal. The Bragan missal, however, does keep the feast.
The Mass is identical to that of the Annunciation apart from the following differences:

Introit: Isa 45:8; V./ Ps 18:2
Alleluia: Lk 1:31
Preface: of the Blessed Virgin with the inclusion of “et te in Expectatione


Our Lady of the O

While not present in the ’62 edition, one can find this Mass in earlier editions, in the section for aliquibus in locis celebrandae.


About Br. Gregory

Benedictine oblate, husband and father of 3, enamoured with the Liturgy, Fathers, and Sacred Scriptures. Trying to persevere through the "dura et aspera" while de Dei misericordia numquam desperare."
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1 Response to In Expectatione Partus B. Mariae Virg.

  1. Jinho says:

    É (ou devia ser) celebrada nas igrejas e capelas que têm como patrona Nossa Senhora do Ó (ou da Expectação).

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