Monthly Archives: November 2013

How the Use of Sarum Shaped a Village Church

I have just found this on the New Liturgical Movement, a blog that is quite rich in articles on medieval liturgies – How the Sarum Rite Shaped the Art and Architecture of a Country Church in Devon. The village in … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

What goes round comes round. Whatever Thanksgiving means to you, I wish my American readers a happy day.

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The “Petite Eglise” of the Deux-Sèvres

This is a story of another time in history, which is little known in the English-speaking world. It is one I am posting today for the sake of historical knowledge and our general culture. This phenomenon is obscure because of … Continue reading

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Around the World in an Open Boat

I have just discovered another amazing feat from the annals of seafaring. It is the incredible voyage of Anthony Steward, a South African, who circumnavigated in a nineteen-foot open boat, modified from a coastal trailer-sailer dayboat. No one has done … Continue reading

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A Better Sarum Calendar

I forgot about this very important source of Sarum material, especially the Office. Sarum Chant It includes the Calendar – 2013 for Advent and up to 31st December 2013 and 2014 from 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014. The … Continue reading

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Another Plea for a Church of Human Dimensions

My brother priest Fr Jonathan Munn has written another cri de coeur – Unashamed Idealism. I added a brief comment, suggesting that my old article Rigorism,Tutiorism and Probabilism had some relevance by analysing the roots of the legalistic and judgemental attitude … Continue reading

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Abolish the Priesthood?

In view of the weight of claims for the episcopal consecration of women and the “empowerment” of the laity one keeps hearing in French dioceses, I did a search on Google to see if anyone had seriously considered abolishing the … Continue reading

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