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Monday, 14 December 2015

Seventh Day Within The Octave Of The Feast Of The Immaculate Conception. 14 December.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Seventh Day within The Octave
      of The Feast of The Immaculate Conception.
14 December.


White Vestments.

The Immaculate Conception.
Artist: Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640).
Date: 1628.
English: Work belonging to the Madrid Prado Museum photographed during the exhibition « Rubens et son Temps » (Rubens and His Times) at the Museum of Louvre-Lens.
Français: Œuvre appartenant au musée du Prado de Madrid photographiée lors de l’exposition temporaire « Rubens et son Temps » au musée duLouvre-Lens.
Deutsch: Arbeiten gehören in der " Rubens et son Temps " (Ausstellung Rubens und seine Zeit) im Museum von Louvre-Lens fotografiert.
Español: Trabaja perteneciente a fotografiado durante la exposición de " Rubens et son Temps " (Rubens y su época) en el Museo de Louvre-Lens.
Current location: Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain.
Source/Photographer: User:Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (2013).
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Ancients said that White was a Divine Colour. Daniel (vii. 9) depicts God as appearing clothed in White. The Evangelists tell us that, at The Transfiguration, the garments of Jesus were of "dazzling Whiteness" (Mark, ix. 2).

The Liturgy of The Feast of The Immaculate Conception applies this Text to The Virgin, saying that the "garment of Salvation" (Introit), with which God has clothed her, is a "vesture as White as snow" (Second Antiphon at Vespers).

Let us, with The Church, ask The Blessed Virgin on her Feast that we may "by her intercession be purified from all our sins" (Collect), and let us be in readiness to receive Jesus.

Mass: As on The Feast of The Immaculate Conception.
Second Collect: Of The Feria.
Third Collect: Of The Holy Ghost.
Creed: On account of The Feast of The Immaculate Conception.
Preface: Of The Blessed Virgin Mary.



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