WDTPRS: 3rd Ordinary Sunday – “abound with good works”

Posted January 20, 2017 4:00 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

WDTPRS: 3rd Ordinary Sunday – “abound with good works”

The Collect for the upcoming 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form.
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
dirige actus nostros in beneplacito tuo,
ut in nomine dilecti Filii tui
mereamur bonis operibus abundare.
This was in the 1962 Missale Romanum as the Collect for the Sunday in the Octave of Christmas.
I wrote about sempiternity HERE.
In the superior Lewis & Short Latin Dictionary we learn that beneplacitum means “good pleasure, gracious purpose”.  The preposition in using the ablative case indicates a condition, situation or relation rather than a reference to space where or time when something was occurring.  In the Vulgate beneplacitum translates the original Greek

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