Saturday, April 25, 2015

New Series: Missing Octaves

Since J.'s recent liturgical addendum to the Josephology series sparked discussion and corrections concerning the feast and octave of "St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church," I thought it appropriate to begin a little series of my own on the missing octaves of the modern Roman kalendars, both 1962 and 1970. I would cover the subject in part on:
  • The octaves of the Comites Christi: Ss. Steven, John, and the Holy Innocents
  • Epiphany and its octave day, the Baptism in the Jordan
  • Octaves of the Virgin (Assumption and Nativity, later Immaculate Conception, too)
  • Holy men of the Lord, the lost octaves of St. John the Baptist and Ss. Peter & Paul
  • Octaves of the Lord, Corpus Christi and Ascension
  • The greatest Roman octave: Pentecost
  • Local octaves: patronal feast of the parish etc.
Look for words on the Comites Christi in the near future!


  1. Don't forget the Octave of St. Lawrence!

  2. An excellent choice, The Rad Trad.

    I'm sure your Readership will be looking forward to this new Series, as will I.

  3. It would also be wonderful if you wrote a little about the Octave of St. Agnes and the commemoration made in the Office for her on the 28th of January. I find the "Beata Agnes, parentibus..." reading to be quite delightful.

  4. And no throwing the CTO under the bus for instituting Simplex Octaves!