When did the Saturday afternoon vigil become common?
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As title - when did it become commonly practiced for there to be a Vigil Mass on Saturday afternoon?
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(07-27-2014, 06:37 PM)Sunset Wrote: As title - when did it become commonly practiced for there to be a Vigil Mass on Saturday afternoon?

It seems that the faculty was first permitted in 1964 - the Sunday obligation could be satisfied by attending a Mass said after I Vespers of Sunday; it was announced on Vatican Radio. As to when it became common, I would imagine by the  1970s it was common, and was of course enshrined in the 1983 CIC.

This article has some interesting information and background.
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Does the Liturgy of the Hours have a 1st and 2nd Vespers for Sundays and other feast days?
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(07-31-2014, 12:55 AM)formerbuddhist Wrote: Does the Liturgy of the Hours have a 1st and 2nd Vespers for Sundays and other feast days?

For Sundays and Solemnities; Feasts of the Lord if they fall on a Sunday also have both Vespers. Other Feasts, Memorials and ferias only have Vespers on the actual day. This is basically inherited from the 1960 rubrics - Sundays and I Class feasts have I and II Vespers, II Class feasts of  the Lord if they fall on Sunday have I Vespers, and III and IV Class days begin at Matins and end at Compline.
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This thread brings up a question I have been pondering. So, did the TLM ever have such a thing as a "Saturday Vigil" ? I know  at least one church that does the Sunday TLM on a Saturday at 6pm. Been wondering about that a bit.  ???
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(08-13-2014, 09:21 PM)GrottoAl Wrote: This thread brings up a question I have been pondering. So, did the TLM ever have such a thing as a "Saturday Vigil" ? I know  at least one church that does the Sunday TLM on a Saturday at 6pm. Been wondering about that a bit.  ???

Not in recent centuries, certainly. Prior canon law did not permit Mass to begin more than one hour before dawn nor more than one hour after noon.
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