Author Archives: Br. Gregory

About Br. Gregory

Novice 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."

Update – upcoming project

We are happy to announce that we have begun the long process of digitalising the Bragan missal. If all goes well, the last edition of the Bragan missal will finally be available in its entirety online for the first time … Continue reading

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Missae de sancta Maria

I From Advent to the Nativity of the Lord Introit: V./ Et justitia oriatur simul: Ego Dominus creavi eum. Alleluia: gloss on Is 7:14 Ecce Virgo concipiet et pariet Filium, Jesum Christum. II From the Nativity of the Lord to … Continue reading

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The following Masses are not found among the Roman Votive Masses Missa de Planctu Virginis Mariae Introit: Eccl. vox Ecce vidi Filium meum, non habentem speciem neque decorem: aspectus ejus in eo non est: hic peccata peccatorum portavit: et pro … Continue reading

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Feria VI

Missa de quinque Plagis Christi This Mass is the same as the Roman Missa de Passione Domini except for: Tract: Phil 2:7-9 Alleluia*: Eccl. vox – Ave Rex noster: tu solus nostros es miseratus errores: Patri obediens, ductus es ad … Continue reading

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We are currently experiencing a bit of difficulty with providing timely translations for some of the texts. So as to be a bit more regular we will, for the time being, be providing posts without translations.

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Feria V

Missa de Spiritu Sancto Introit (alternative, in feriis autem V post Dominicas Septuagesimae et Sexagesimae): Ez 36:23-26; V./ Ps 33:2 Tract: Ps 116:1-2 Alleluia (TP): Ps 32:6 Missa de dulcissimo Nomine Jesu* Introit: V./ Ps 134:3 Collect: Deus, qui gloriosissimum … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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