Monthly Archives: February 2012

Liturgical Garden re-post

Here is another posting from a little more than a year ago from the English Catholic. I try to get as much reflection as possible going about the Use of Sarum. The pre-Reformation Church was a bit of a mess, … Continue reading

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A fine Norwegian church

This is the Nordic Catholic Church’s parish in Bergen, dedicated to St Sunniva. I have found the photo in their blog post Fastelavn og karneval. The priest here, Fr Roy Olav, is giving a lesson to the children about Carneval, literally “goodbye … Continue reading

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A few ideas for Lent

In two days it will be Quinquagesima, and Ash Wednesday arrives all too brutally after Mardi Gras as we call it here in France, or Shrove Tuesday in English folk tradition. Shrove comes from the old English word shrift or … Continue reading

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Sarum revival and pastoral considerations

Sometimes we read things like this here and there. This one is from an Orthodox priest arguing his scepticism about the western rite: I guess I am ambivalent about the place of the Western-rite.  I think the liturgical nuances of … Continue reading

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Sarum at St Cyprian Clarence Gate, 2002 version

A series of photos were taken in 2002 by John Salmon replicating the original Alcuin Club volume of the 1920s Ceremonial Pictured in Photographs. These images were commissioned by the Gild of Clerks and taken at the Comper church of … Continue reading

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Ordinations in the Nordic Catholic Church

Two new deacons were ordained last Sunday in the Nordic Catholic Church by Bishop Roald Flemestad. The newly ordained are Michael Catenacci and Bjørn Nicolaisen. Magnus Sterner was ordained an acolyte. Deacon Catenacci and Acolyte Sterner will serve in Stockholm, … Continue reading

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Sarum in contemporary Roman Catholicism

This article by Fr Sean Finnegan is illuminating – The Legal Status of the Sarum Mass. It is quite amazing to see the interest in Sarum but yet blind hatred from some quarters. In particular a young man of questionable … Continue reading

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