WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Easter: We are simultaneously risen, rising, and about to rise
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 an artificial construct, glued together from bits and pieces gleaned from prayers in the ancient Veronese and Gelasian Sacramentary. That doesn’t mean that it’s not a good prayer.
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