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Quasimodo or Low Sunday, The Octave of the Pasch

This Sunday commonly called with us Low Sunday, has two names assigned to it in the Liturgy: Quasimodo, from the first word of the Introit; and Sunday in albis ( or more explicitly in albis depositis), because on this day the neophytes assisted at the church services attired in their ordinary dress. In the Middle Ages it was called Close--Pasch no doubt in allusion to its being the last day of the Easter Octave. Such is the solemnity of this Sunday that not only is it of Greater Double rite, but no feast, however great, can ever be kept upon it.

bold emphasis mine.


At Rome, the Station is in the basilica of St. Pancras, on the Aurelian Way

MASS

The Introit repeats those beautiful words of St. Peter, which were addressed, in yesterday`s Epistle, to the newly baptized. They are like new born babes, lovely in their sweet simplicity, and eager to drink from the breasts of their
dear mother, the Church, the spiritual milk of faith--that faith which will make them strong and loyal.

INTROIT

As new-born babes, alleluia: desire the rational milk without guile. Alleluia alleluia, alleluia
Ps. Rejoice to God our helper: sing aloud to the God of Jacob.
V. Glory, etc. As new-born etc.

On this the last day of the great Octave, the Church, in her Collect, bids farewell to the glorious solemnities that have so gladdened us, and asks our Lord to grant that our lives and actions may ever reflect the holy influence of our Pasch

text is from volume 7 of the liturgical year pg. 300 the great Dom Prosper Gueranger O.S.B.
Considered by many to be the best work in English ever written on the Great Liturgy of the Holy Catholic Faith. The Faith and liturgy of our fathers.
To read the greatness of the Holy Day find vol.7 on line and go to page 295 through 309
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