Vocabula Mira: “Statio” and “Collecta”

From time immemorial, it has been the custom of the church of Rome not to fast on the day of the Lord’s Resurrection, even in Lent and Holy Week. The Roman Lent was originally six weeks long, and therefore comprised forty-two days, but only thirty-six days of fasting, which St Gregory the Great (590-604) describes […]