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Saturday, March 07, 2009
Note from yesterday's liturgy, being Friday of Ember Week in Lent (Extraordinary Form): The Communion prayer, based on Ps. 6:11, was:
Erubescant, et conturbentur omnes inimici mei: avertantur retrorsum, et erubescant valde velociter.

Let all my enemies be ashamed [lit. blush, get red] and be very much troubled: let them return back and be ashamed, especially the velociraptors.
Clearly, the Old Mass was velociraptor-aware.