flagyl with breastfeeding prices cialis 5 mg isoptin 120 mg retard kesan sampingan cytotec nortriptyline 10mg ibs tsh chart in thyroxineq bupropion xl 150 zyloprim vs amoxicillin deadely interactions atorvastatin no prescription viagra professional buy viagra proffesional cytotec precio en farmacias azithromycin 500 mg price in dubai mobic 15mg tab ciprodex drops in eyesdrops safe to use in the eyes propecia for sale online sertraline dose for dogs singulair 10 mg over the counter how does fluconazole work with athletes foot can dog take meloxicam 7.5 mg a day zestril tablet distributor of the philippines paxil withdrawalyahoo levaquin 500mg used clopidogrel smelly albuterol nebulizer long term side effects is phenergan safe for dogs mobic interacts with pomelo singulair substitution for accolate maximum dose of neurontin with oxycodone amoxicillin for dogs without food can i take my husbands cialis can i smoke pot and take metronidazole fluconazole and cephalexin cytotec en nogales sonora doxazosin 4 mg tablet side effects name brand lexapro vs generic anxiety worse with celexa what is mag 3 lasix scan will taking too much of antibiotics result in hiccups can i go into military while taking singulair montelukast with desloratadine brands in india cytotec 1000 mcg dose amoxicillin 500mg price in delhi which is better celexa or lexapro can a 3 month old have albuterol buy terbinafine tablets online flagyl 100mg buy azithromycin over counter bactrim ds and clindamycin is ok to take three 125mg amoxicillins where can i buy cialis tadapel in edmonton escitalopram citalopram dosage sanguin que cura el atarax voltaren 100 mg y nolotil cordarone 40 mg flagyl indikacii has anyone taken generic topamax by mckesson lexapro generic escitalopram side effects olanzapine change to clozapine medicine avoid the effect of disulfiram 250mg can i drink wine with riva azithromycin antibiotics buy mobicosa australia can azithromycin cute folliculitid can taking 30mg of prednisone increase blood prrssure what is propranolol is it for migraine and exciety cheapest propecia finasteride phenergan under 2 years old ginseng and metformin 100mg amiodarone buy lasix for dogs online clomid causes acne in men missing one day of citalopram antidepressant efek obat hormon danazol 200mg taking depakote topamax and concerta karvea irbesartan lonf term side effects metronidazole gel acute pancreatitis levitra 20 mg twice in 24 hours fatigue unter tamoxifen allegra 25r parts para q sirbe esta patilla clomiphene citrate coumadin standing orders pre med amoxicillin metronidazole 400mg and conceiving para que sirbe la medicina lisinopril acyclovir 800 mg tablet price in chennai cytotec chile 3 meses dosis what is the work of clomiphene khasiat off label dari metformin montelukast 4 mg tablet price india generic viagra in san josecr propecia on hairline results how long does buspar high last montelukast chest infection asthma forum does fish azithromycin work on humans will dutasteride thin hair out at temples discount cialis 10mg cypri gold cyproheptadine tablets bp for cat and dog septra ds dosage for dogs sore nipples, topiramate ciprofloxicin compare cefalexin tablets withdrawal symptoms zoloft 100mg viagra spray pfizer not safe mifepristone misoprostol australia metronidazole dosage for fish does nizoral work for bumps prednisone 5mg side effects cialis in india price coming off dostinex action of ciprolex tz order viagra online uk buy flagyl internet does mobic 15 milligrams cause leg cramps does avodart cause shingles takinf 7.5 of prednisone in elderly women alfuzosin or tamsulosin 0.4 provera day 4 do i take all eight azithromycin pills at once farmacia soriana anafranil guy with erectile dysfunction jerking off discount viagra prices buy topiramate uk what part of your head is affected by propecia amoxicillin syrup dosage for 1 year baby RETROFITREBATE.COM flagyl 500 mg pregnancy acyclovir 200 mg capsule. dose it cure gentil wards doxycycline osteomyelitis captopril pdf phenergan for 8 month old what is flagyl 400mg side effects gewichtstoename door nolvadex scoliosis side effect in prozac valacyclovir hcl 1 gram for shingles flomax 0.8 mg reviews discount cialis 10mg side effcts from discontinuation of plavix in the uk ketoconazole salep untuk bayi fluoxetine 20 mg tablets side effects can you drink alcohol with ic levofloxacin side effects for 30 mg mirtazapine amiodarone side effects uk zyprexa onset of action for sleep 3 brands of nitroglycerin orlistat en tratamiento de miomatosis uterina augmentin 625 cutting half for dogs buy orlistat drug alendronate sodium 70 mg tab side effects how much does strattera 40 mg cost trazodone 50 mg for dogs overdose amoxicillin 500mg tid 10 days atarax pour bebe 6 mois nolvadex kaufen mit paypal bupropion xl price walmart levofloxacin tablets usp carvedilol hexal 50 mg nebenwirkungen trazodone 50 mg tablet farmacia haumada medicamento dapoxetine en chile elavil tours phils. inc fair buy dostinex uk anafranil 25 prednisone 40mg shot how long is your cycle when do you ovulate on clomid is anger a side effevt of cymbalta withdrawal 60 mg lisinopril seroquel xr 400 mg uzatilmis salimli 30 tablet does priligy dapoxetine work obat salep feldene piroxicam drug study of augmentin scribd elavil 75 mg side effects sore throat can you take tamsulosinwith. food dostinex vademecum carico cordarone how to taper off bupropion and busbar what is nortriptyline hcl 10mg used for back pain ciprofloxacin and zovirax drink at the same time missed dose of thyroxine for dog clomid 150 mg and metformin singulair tablets price missing a dose of seroquel apa kegunaan ketoconazole cream estradiol 2mg price yahoo levofloxacin 250mg order nizoral 2 online albuterol uk ciprofloxacin in spanish order cialis online in canada doxycycline hyclate price qty 10 buy fluconazole yeast infection long term effect of prednisone in dogs como hacer que cytotec funciona septra cellultiis how many days does it take for azithromycin to work claritin and montelukast same time why prescribed con 4 pastla cytotec funciona el aborto natural replacement for prednisone for cats isit okay to take fluconazole for jock itch atepros finasteride length of treatment mail order strattera avodart price usa nexium no prescription augmentin and hydrocodone dexamethasone or naproxen for emphysema on horses 1000mg of azithromycin plavix medicament generic form of benicar hct para que es carvedilol 6.25 amoxicillin500 cluvanate125 for treatment of acne metformin chlodide with glimipride tablet side effects price for viagra cialis levitra half life of minipress xl nizoral 2 price in india lasix online mastercard cut lisinopril in half seroquel xr tbl cytotec precio en farmacias order propecia bosley what brand is clopidogrel bisulfate sold under in india hair loss and montelukast sod 10mg topamax yahoo answers nexium online doxycycline for dogs where to buy if you only have an iv dose of lasix can you give po cialis 10 mg online levofloxacin swine can you take levothyroxine and lisinopril together stronger prescribed antibiotic than allegra purchase topamax no prescription paroxetine hydrochloride 20 mg tablets azithromycin tablets 250g bupropion hcl xl 150 mg 24 hr tablet side effects forum lamisil 30 g preis 3 day azithromycin for strep throat how long clomid is tom cruise on seroquel can you take teva propranolol when pregnant azithromycin mk will inserting prometrium vaginally induce period cialis cost in canada can i drink alcohol takingnifedipine 60 mg buy accutane 40 mg paxil and buspar together how to use sildenafil 50g clomid twins 50 mg misoprostol precio en farmacias en orizaba ciprofloaxacin obat apa cipla fluconazole 150 price para sirve quetiapine fumarate 50 mg how long does it take wellbutrin to treat anxiety cialis backache clopidogrel half tablet ondansetron action in stomach pain syrup septran ca can i take metronidazole with folic acid tablets cialis online hong kong difference between rulide and augmentin metoprolol beta 47 5 mg beipackzettel can we use naproxen sodium for toothache where can i buy kamagra oral jelly in london cytotec 200 mcg 28 tablet montelukast sodium vs salbutamol max dose amlodipine pain after ovulation while on clomid does the drug plavix affect sperms ciprocal adult doses chest infection spain what are the side effects of metronidazole 500mg teva where can i order the drug phenergan 12.5 mg celexa hair loss thyroxine and iodine xn--b1afpdqbb8d.xn--p1ai singulair nota 82 quien vende el cytotec en playa del carmen celebrex tingling erythromycin 875 furosemide lawsuits cheap kamagra when was olanzapine invented buy acyclovir ointment online tab warfarin trade name in pak provera medroxyprogesterone kegunaan tamsulosin per peg tube how long does erection last with viagra seroquel 200 mg informacion espanol tadalafil 20mg .90 cents a pill trazodone 100 mg buy colcrys 0.6mg can azithromycin be used together with augumentin nortriptyline 10mg pil zoloft 50 mg nota cuf atorvastatin hennig 20mg 5weeks pregnant take cytotec tablet famvir use price 40mg prednisone daily with influenza how does augmentin effects minerva dosi augmentin x bambini 250 mg dissolve viagra in water kegunaan tablet provera bupropion launch date in india mekanisme kerja levofloxacin pdf generic estradiol patch reviews has anybody drank beer on bactrim i am taking levofloxacin can i have a glass of vine trazodon erectile disfunction clomiphene citrate for bodybuilders order clonidine no prescription metformin 850 mg granules piroxicam 10mg itu apa in fever tab. augmentin 625 mg is safe doxycycline 100mg magyar montelukast brands philippines purchase and viagra soft clomiphene helps to get pregnant twins buy 12mg oral ivermectin amoxicillin mixed with zyrtec cost glucophage xr for sale gonorrea augmentin zitromax famciclovir long term use mircette 28 coupons cialis opinie 200 mg of diflucan for 8 weeks equivalent to flomax from rite aid digoxin monitoring uk buy generic flagyl linezolid 600 kaufen generic wellbutrin xl viagra beneficial side effects synthroid 125 mg daily erythromycin dose for hormonal acne clomid vs arimidex montelukast tblevocetirisine can you take vitamin d with lisinopril 7 month old rash from antibiotics generic viagra advanced canada tab. lasix 8,its company,price molecule prednisone withdrawal short term azithromycin 600mg indication glucophage 750 xr opinie can phenergan be used for hayfever for 2yr olds voltaren dolo dosage now and then can lisinopril cause male hot flashes can you get zithromax without a prescription can you shoot up olanzapine .2 mg propecia sides are zoloft and effexor withdraws similar lamisil 125mg granules coupons generic valacyclovir india lopressor 6.25 mg when a man can start taking clomid pills buspar 30 mg tablets celexa to st johns wort metformin 750 xr and alcoholic beverages ketoconazole cream 2 hair loss levitra how long to work 20 mg estrace 3mg how much albuterol can you give a 8 month old can clomiphene citrate cause my period to be shorter gabapentin angle muscle seakness is kamagra safe to take with lisinopril phenergan syrup for babies dosage 4 month babye erythromycin 200 mg 5 ml buy ketoconazole tablets online capoten 25 mg qd strattera and vyvanse taken together buy liquid albuterol for nebulizer can buspar get you high professional cialis reviews side effects of using viagra best deal generic viagra chew vs swallow viagra can bruno clomid boost ovulation septra vs streptococcus group a dapoxetine brand by cipla how often will rite aid refill gabapentin metformin hydrochloride 1000 mg price sertraline hcl vs paxil does lexapro affect male fertility clomid clomifene citrato how it works nitroglycerin tablets australia treating acute back pain with prednisone online cialis ordering amoxicillin help with trick antidepressants that cause dermatitis donde consigo cytotec y como la ocupo para abortar how long does gabapentin take to work will buspar make me sleepy aturan pakai levofloxacin where to buy warfarin for mice dose of tablet fluconazole 150mg how does clomid cost in nigeria effect of 5 mg atorvastatin dosage how much did misoprostol cost in india voltaren 50mg novatis bactrim and chest tightness celebrex 200mg price at costco bcs class of terbinafine hcl what is the shelft life of lisinopril propranolol rus can prednisone cause bloody stool dog cytotec cuanto cuesta en farmacias del ahorro

Rose-Colored Vestments on Gaudete Sunday

I have always observed that the priest wore a rose or pink vestment on Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent.
by Father Edward McNamara | Source:

Answered by Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University.

Q: I have always observed that the priest wore a rose or pink vestment on Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent. Last year, around this time, our pastor informed us that such a practice was abandoned and, as such, there were no longer any pink vestments nor pink candles during Advent (and that there was a move away from considering Advent a penitential season). But, lo and behold, a visiting priest wore them on the following Sunday, and, when asked, insisted that the practice was never changed. -- RL, Frederick, Maryland

A: Our reader from Maryland (and others) have asked questions regarding the use of rose-colored vestments on Gaudete and Laetare Sundays. The essential norms dealing with the use of liturgical colors are found in the new General Instruction of the Roman Missal, No. 346.

"As to the color of sacred vestments, the traditional usage is to be retained: namely,

"a. White is used in the Offices and Masses during the Easter and Christmas seasons; also on celebrations of the Lord other than of his Passion, of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of the Holy Angels, and of Saints who were not Martyrs; on the Solemnities of All Saints (1 November) and of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (24 June); and on the Feasts of Saint John the Evangelist (27 December), of the Chair of Saint Peter (22 February), and of the Conversion of Saint Paul (25 January).

"b. Red is used on Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion and on Good Friday, on Pentecost Sunday, on celebrations of the Lord's Passion, on the feasts of the Apostles and Evangelists, and on celebrations of Martyr Saints.

"c. Green is used in the Offices and Masses of Ordinary Time.

"d. Violet or purple is used in Advent and of Lent. It may also be worn in Offices and Masses for the Dead (cf. below).

"e. Besides violet, white or black vestments may be worn at funeral services and at other Offices and Masses for the Dead in the Dioceses of the United States of America.

"f. Rose may be used, where it is the practice, on Gaudete Sunday (Third Sunday of Advent) and on Laetare Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent).

"g. On more solemn days, sacred vestments may be used that are festive, that is, more precious, even if not of the color of the day.

"h. Gold or silver colored vestments may be worn on more solemn occasions in the dioceses of the United States of America."

To this we may add the observation of the instruction "Redemptionis Sacramentum," Nos. 121 and 127.

[121.] "The purpose of a variety of color of the sacred vestments is to give effective expression even outwardly to the specific character of the mysteries of faith being celebrated and to a sense of Christian life's passage through the course of the liturgical year." On the other hand, the variety of offices in the celebration of the Eucharist is shown outwardly by the diversity of sacred vestments. In fact, these "sacred vestments should also contribute to the beauty of the sacred action itself."

[127.] "A special faculty is given in the liturgical books for using sacred vestments that are festive or more noble on more solemn occasions, even if they are not of the color of the day. However, this faculty, which is specifically intended in reference to vestments made many years ago, with a view to preserving the Church's patrimony, is improperly extended to innovations by which forms and colors are adopted according to the inclination of private individuals, with disregard for traditional practice, while the real sense of this norm is lost to the detriment of the tradition. On the occasion of a feastday, sacred vestments of a gold or silver color can be substituted as appropriate for others of various colors, but not for purple or black."

From all this it is clear that the custom of using rose-colored vestments on Gaudete and Laetare Sundays is to be maintained whenever possible.

If a parish lacks rose vestments then the usual violet is used.

The names Gaudete and Laetare comes from the traditional entrance antiphon, or introit, sung at these Masses.

Both terms may be broadly translated as "rejoice" or "delight" and refer to the importance of the theme of Christian joy, even in the midst of a penitential season, which is reflected in the formulas and readings of both these Masses.

With respect to liturgical colors, a bishops' conference, above all in mission territories, may seek the Holy See's approval to adopt other colors if the symbolism of the traditional colors would be misunderstood.

In some Asian countries, for example, white is the traditional color of mourning and does not have the festive connotations prevalent in Western society. In such cases the bishops may propose the traditional festive colors of the culture.

While blue is not an official liturgical color, some countries, such as Spain, and some Marian shrines have the privilege of using blue-colored vestments on Marian feasts such as the Immaculate Conception. These are vestments made of blue-colored fabric and not just white or silver vestments with blue trimmings or blue Marian motifs, which may be used everywhere.

Historically it appears that all sacred vestments were white until about the seventh century. Around the time of Pope Innocent III (died 1216) we had four principal colors (red, white, black and green) and three secondary colors (yellow, rose and purple). But a common criterion for the use of the various colors is not found until around 1550, when the present usage became standard.

As "Redemptionis Sacramentum," No. 121, says above, the purpose of using different colors is to express the specific character of the various mysteries. The use of the diverse colors is both pedagogical and symbolic of the various liturgical feasts and seasons.

Thus, white, the symbol of light and purity, and gold and silver are festive colors. Red expresses both the fire of the Holy Spirit and the blood of the Passion and of martyrdom. Green is the symbolic color of hope and serenity.

Violet, recalling somberness and penance, has also largely replaced black for funerals although this latter color may still be used. Rose, which has never enjoyed frequent use, serves as a reminder, by using an unusual color, that we are halfway through a penitential season.

* * *

Follow-up: Pre-recorded Music

As a corollary to our column on pre-recorded music at Mass (Nov. 23) a reader from Taiwan asked a question regarding pre-set accompaniment to live singing.

Certainly the Italian norms, forbidding recorded music, mentioned in the former column where written in the era of the vinyl disc and early cassettes, and could not contemplate the possibility possessed by most modern organs to set certain accompaniment.

I would say that, although the ideal remains having the organ played by a musician who forms part of the assembly, in some circumstances it may be legitimate to use the instrument’s ability to be pre-set in order to support and sustain, but never to substitute, assembly singing.

A Nigerian correspondent asked if, due to the dearth of musically literate parishioners, it were a legitimate option to hire professional musicians to play the organ or other instruments even though they may be non-Catholic.

Once more I would say that although the musicians should form part of the assembly, and hence be practicing Catholics, there may be circumstances when this is not possible and a parish must recur to the services of non-Catholic professionals in order to support the liturgical participation of the faithful.

In such cases, great care must be taken to ensure that the musician understands the sacred nature of the music to be played and to avoid musical virtuosities and other elements that smack of public concert performances.

The latter criterion, needless to say, is also valid for Catholic musicians.

They should likewise always be in a supportive role with respect to the choir and the rest of the assembly. For the purpose of good liturgical music is to foster the active participation of the assembly, at times through joining in the song and at times by meditatively listening to music while uniting heart and soul to God.

As far as I know, there is no official document that forbids the use of non-Catholic musicians in the above-mentioned circumstances or on very special occasions, provided the use is limited and the music played is genuinely Catholic.

In 1988 I remember participating at a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, presided over by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger but attended by the Holy Father, in which Rome's German community celebrated the 10th anniversary of the pontificate with a thanksgiving Mass accompanied by a major German orchestra and choir that sang Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.

Certainly not all of the musicians were Catholic. But the Mass and the Music certainly were.

* * *

Click Here to Donate Now!

Join the new media evangelization. Your tax-deductible gift allows to build a culture of life in our nation and throughout the world. Please help us promote the Church's new evangelization by donating to right now. God bless you for your generosity.




Post a Comment
Write a comment on this article

Email required (will not be published)
required Country

Most Popular