Judica Sunday

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From the start of the Introit for the Mass of that day: Judica me, Deus.

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Judica Sunday

  1. (Christianity) Passion Sunday, the fifth Sunday in Lent.
    • 1862, Mrs. Malcolm (translator), Gustav Freytag (author), Martin Bötzinger (primary source), Pictures of German Life In the XVth, XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, volume 2, page 115, Chapman and Hall (London)
      Thus in 1647, I in all humility accepted this removal, and preached my trial sermon on Judica Sunday, in the presence of the parishioners and commissaries.
    • 1906, Ludwig Pastor, The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages, page 96:
      The diet at Nuremberg was to be held on Invocavit Sunday, 2nd March, and that at the Emperor’s Court on Judica Sunday, 3Oth March.
    • 1950, Luther League Review, Lutheran Church in America
      The fifth Sunday is “Judicia.” (Judge. Psalm 43:I.) Judicia Sunday is sometimes also called Black Sunday in contrast with the Sunday before it, and the nearness of the dark sorrows of Passion Week and Good Friday.


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