06 January 2018

The Epiphany Proclamation

Pastor, following ancient practice, read this to us tonight after the Holy Gospel and before the Nicene Creed:

Epiphany Announcement, A+D 2018
After the Reading of the Gospel, the Pastor of the parish makes the following announcement.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The glory of the LORD has shone upon us, and shall ever manifest itself among us until the day of His return. Through the rhythms and changes of time let us call to mind and live the mysteries of salvation.

The center of the whole liturgical year is the Paschal Triduum of the Lord, crucified, buried and risen, which will culminate in the solemn Vigil of Easter, during the holy night that will end with the dawn of the first day of April. Every Sunday, as in a weekly Easter, Christ's Holy Church around the world makes present that great and saving deed by which Christ has forever conquered sin and death.

From Easter there comes forth and are reckoned all the days we keep holy: Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten spring, the fourteenth day of February; the Ascension of the Lord, the tenth day of May; and Pentecost, the twentieth day of May; the first Sunday of Advent, the second day of December.

Likewise in the feasts of Mary, of the Apostles, of all the Saints, and in the commemoration of the faithful departed, the pilgrim Church on earth proclaims the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord.

To Christ who was, who is, and who is to come, the Lord of time and history, be endless praise forever and ever!
C: Amen.


Chris said...

What ancient proclamation is this? Or is this just "ancient" for St. Paul's?

Also, people didn't throw a tantrum when there was a mention of Marian feasts?

William Weedon said...

Dear Chris,

You can read a bit about it here: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2010/01/epiphany-proclamation.html#.WlV0FTFMGfA

Why on earth would people throw a tantrum about the Marian feasts? They’re in our hymnal and we celebrate them and have done so for years. The Synod observes them at the International Center’s Chapel when they fall on weekdays (when the building is occupied). LSB include Annunciation, Purification, Visitation as principal feasts of Christ.

Anonymous said...

Pastor Weedon,
You said,
Pastor, following ancient practice, read this to us tonight after the Holy Gospel and before the Nicene Creed:
Where was the homily? Was the order Gospel, Proclamation, Homily, Creed or
G, H, P, C? or?


William Weedon said...

Fr. Dan,

The liturgy was Divine Service 3, or the Common Service. The order therefore was:

Holy Gospel (Proclamation), Creed, Hymn of the Day, Homily