Vespers this evening


#1

I suppose there is no vespers for the Nativity of Our Lady this year as Sunday will take precedence over the feast this evening?


#2

According to my St. Joseph guide, you are correct.

@OraLabora


#3

Yes, that’s right. Sunday First Vespers always trumps feasts.


#4

Too bad. It also means fewer chances to get to Mass as any Masses celebrated this evening will be for Sunday as well…


#5

That is correct, Sunday 1st Vespers takes precedence over feasts except for feasts of our Lord that fall on a Sunday, which have their own 1st Vespers.


#6

Doesn’t it feel like we’re getting short changed with Our Lady’s birthday? Its a feast, not a solemnity, so there was no first vespers last night and we don’t get vespers tonight… I feel like it should be a solemnity. Its a very ancient feast, the other two liturgical nativities are both solemnities, and its ranked as one of the 12 “great feasts” in the Eastern tradition. I suppose one could say that the Immaculate Conception is given greater emphasis in the West, but why not celebrate both as solemnities?
Idle speculation I know…but I feel like I was short changed this year ;).


#7

Yep Divine Liturgy tonight for me.


#8

We might feel shortchanged but I am sure Our Lady is fine with it. Her goal is always to lead us to her Son which is exactly what is happening


#9

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