WDTPRS – 11th Sunday after Pentecost: they’re SINS, not boo-boos

Posted August 19, 2017 9:10 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

WDTPRS – 11th Sunday after Pentecost: they’re SINS, not boo-boos

With a minor variation this week’s Collect was in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary.  It survived the cut to live on in the Novus Ordo Missale Romanum as the Collect on the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui abundantia pietatis tuae et merita supplicum excedis et vota: effunde super nos misericordiam tuam; ut dimittas quae conscientia metuit, et adicias quod oratio non praesumit.
Our information-oozing Lewis & Short Dictionary, says votum means “a solemn promise made to some deity; a vow.”  It is therefore also the thing promised or vowed.  In a more general sense it is a “wish, desire, longing, prayer.”
Supplex is an

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