Monthly Archives: November 2014

Saturnin

It was on this day in 1990, when I was at seminary, when someone gave the community a little duckling. The little fellow was something like the above photo, hatched out of an egg a very short time before. As … Continue reading

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Dripping…

I linked to Fr Hunwicke’s article When did the “Vatican II” liturgical ‘reforms’ really begin? yesterday whilst discussing the Ordo done by Rubricarius in Worcestershire. There are some comments thereto appended. This one by Anselm in particular draw my attention: … Continue reading

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Lighten our Darkness…

Following on from the more depressing aspects of Christmas (or at least its materialistic / commercial version), I see articles like this one on the phenomenon of Black Friday. I am astounded how some people can be so bestial as … Continue reading

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Ordo and Calendar

Advent is the time when we need the new calendar and ordo for our respective rites. Most begin with the first Sunday of Advent, though some begin on 1st January and Advent is in the current year. Anglican Catholic Church … Continue reading

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The Christmas Build-up

Most years, Christmas seems to have become something gruesome and obscene, going by the sights we see in our supermarkets and shopping centres. For them, Christmas has already begun. Lights and signs are already in place in our towns, and … Continue reading

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Nowhere near his holiness…

I recently saw a picture of a splendid pontifical Mass in Poland and almost fainted on seeing the military hairstyle of the MC! I have no pretension to the holiness or evangelical zeal of John Wesley, but I seem to … Continue reading

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Liturgical Minutiae

If my memory serves me well, Fr Adrian Fortescue said: You have to incense an altar somehow. It doesn’t hurt to be told how. It is the theory according to which the rule of the arbitrary is worse than the … Continue reading

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