WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “kissing the porch”
For this Ordinary Form calendar Sunday, we have reached the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time. In the Extraordinary Form this Sunday is the purple-draped, pre-Lent Septuagesima Sunday (Alleluia Buh-bye!).
In the Ordinary Form we have a Collect based on a prayer in the 8th c. Liber sacramentorum Gellonensis (but not in the 1962 Missale Romanum) for the Sunday after Ascension Thursday… yes, Thursday, not Ascension Thursday Sunday.
Deus, qui te in rectis et sinceris manere pectoribus asseris,
da nobis tua gratia tales exsistere,
in quibus habitare digneris.
Pectus signifies a range of things from “the breast bone, chest”, “stomach” and therefore moral concepts like “courage”