Tag Archives: Holy Week

Bootleg Liturgy under Prohibition

I couldn’t resist the temptation, since I have been offering reflections on drugs, addiction and prohibition. I can almost imaging the cops in some American village descending on a church and demanding to see what books are on the altar … Continue reading

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Quomodo sedet sola Civitas.

How doth the city sit solitary… so goes the lamentation of Jeremiah the Prophet. In the Roman rite (and the Anglican Missal), the Blessed Sacrament is taken to the Altar of Repose on Maundy Thursday, and is consumed at the … Continue reading

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Ritual Housework!

I have seen that a few people have looked at my old site on washing the altars Washing of the Altar on Maundy Thursday. This morning (yes I celebrated the Mass in Coena Domini this morning), I stripped and washed the … Continue reading

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Holy Week

Holy Week is upon us once again, and we get ready for long services in my little chapel. This morning for Palm Sunday I was on my own. I set up a lectern in the middle of the chapel for … Continue reading

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A Meditation for Holy Week

I found a quote from Monsignor Alfred Gilbey (1901-1998). It follows on very nicely from my reflection about ecclesiastical bureaucracy and middle management. Many of us find ourselves in a situation of conflict, namely believing in an ideal (Catholic tradition) … Continue reading

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Passiontide

Blogging has cooled down somewhat, as for most Christian bloggers. We have our lives of liturgy and personal prayer. There is also a lot of work to prepare for our distinguished visitor next week with his passion for dinghy cruising. … Continue reading

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In pace in idipsum

For this Good Friday, I offer you my musical setting of the text In pace in idipsum, which is sung at the Burial of Christ at the end of the Mass of the Presanctified in the Use of Sarum. Our … Continue reading

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