WDTPRS – Pentecost Monday: Lord and Liberator, Counselor and Comforter

Posted June 5, 2017 12:00 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

WDTPRS – Pentecost Monday: Lord and Liberator, Counselor and Comforter

Today is Pentecost Monday during the Octave of Pentecost.  It is also called Whit Monday.
Whitsunday is Pentecost, from Old English hwita sunnandæg, “white Sunday”, perhaps a reference to the white garments of the newly baptized or even for the color of vestments once used for the feast.
We observe the Octave in the Traditional Roman calendar.  It was tragically, ridiculously, eliminated in the post-Conciliar calendar.
The Roman Station is S. Peter in Chains.
Listen to a PODCAzT for the days of the Octave of Pentecost which I made a few years ago.
Octaves are mysterious times during which the liturgical clock stops.
We have an opportunity

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