Tag Archives: Liturgical feasts

This joyful Eastertide

On this feast of St Philip and St James and the fifth Sunday after Easter in our calendar, I convey my Paschal greetings to those using the Julian Calendar on this day of Easter. Many forget that England used the … Continue reading

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The Banner of Saint George

We all know that St George was a Cappadocian soldier in the Roman army and, as a convert to Christianity, was martyred for the usual reasons. Obviously the fair damsel and the awful dragon are an allegorical symbol of his … Continue reading

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Annunciation

We are at sixes and sevens this year, because the feast of the Annunciation was trumped by Good Friday. When that happens, by Holy Week or the Easter Octave, the Annunciation is transferred to the first available day after the … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

I sought a representation that would be original and striking. Here the wounds of the crucifixion of Christ are clearly seen. The glorified body of Christ is completely bloodless. He is shaking off the burial bandages and is in a … Continue reading

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La Risurrezione di Cristo

Yesterday, I sang the praises of that great Italian musician and churchman Don Lorenzo Perosi. As we enter the Promised Land flowing with milk and honey, one of the Old Testament figures of the Transitus Domini, I present you one … Continue reading

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O Filii et Filiae

I wish you all a happy and glorious Easter in the joy of the Risen One. This setting of O Filii et Filiae is taken from the monumental oratorio of Franz Liszt, Christus. Like the peace and reverence of the … Continue reading

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Liturgy, Saint Agatha and Fr Hunwicke

I’m really happy that Fr Hunwicke is in back in full production. I really do appreciate his erudition and vast experience as a parish priest. I certainly would not like to cause him any pain in this blog, still less … Continue reading

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