WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Easter (OF): We are risen, rising, and about to rise all at the same time

Posted April 30, 2016 10:17 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Here is this week’s Collect, for the 6th Sunday of Easter in the Ordinary Form:
Fac nos, omnipotens Deus, hos laetitiae dies, quos in honorem Domini resurgentis exsequimur, affectu sedulo celebrare, ut quod recordatione percurrimus semper in opere teneamus.
This is glued together from bits and pieces gleaned from prayers in the ancient Veronese and Gelasian Sacramentary.
Affectus means “a state or disposition of mind, mood” or “affection” in the sense of “love, desire, fondness” etc. Sedulus, is “busy, diligent, careful”.  There is also an adverb, sedulo.  Teneo has connotations of “to grasp”, both in the physical and intellectual senses.  Recordatio is “a

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