Invitation

My first post on this new blog is an invitation to readers, and members of the Use of Sarum group in particular, to contribute articles on the Use of Sarum and “northern Catholicism” in general (as distinct from post-Tridentine Roman Catholicism, scholasticism and anti-Protestant polemics).

I also invite my senior list members to consider becoming contributors with posting rights. Keep it highbrow, but not too inaccessible!

Articles on the liturgy, theology, Christian culture and much more would be most welcome, and it is my hope that this new approach will stimulate fruitful discussions in the comboxes and as little as possible of interest to so-called “trolls”.

Articles may be sent to me at anthony DOT chadwick AT wanadoo DOT fr.

Whatever, I extend to you all a warm welcome.

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4 Responses to Invitation

  1. Chris McAvoy says:

    Congratulations on this important new journal. There are so many profoundly important topics which will be communicated through this topic. Despite it’s hardships and abuses, there is much to be commended by the period of faith from before the reformation, as concerns everyday customs and liturgical qualities. A time when every parish had it’s clerk to chant the office and mass regardless of “active participation” (Highly overrated as we know)

    The wider world can learn to appreciate the very most ancient liturgical patrimony of the Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman and Celtic peoples which was in general not especially different from that of most northern European neighboring nations. Perhaps we can develop a viewpoint of liturgy and tradition which is more in common with that held by many of the Orthodox Churches. They do of course have their own post-Trent and pre-Trent equivalents in the form of the suppressed Constantinopalian cathedral rite and pre-17th century pre-Nikonian Russian rituals.

    I offer you an example my own mediocre sung English adaptation of the sequence for Annunciation of Blessed Mary the Virgin missus Gabriel de celis which is found in the Sarum graduals.

    Music like this will probably not be heard in English anywhere else but in those churches which contain people directly influenced by the oldest Latin musical traditions who nevertheless recognize the value of hierartic English as a genuine liturgical language.

    The very people I hope read and take the topics of this blog to heart so that we can better help all peoples be granted salvation and mercy on the awesome dread day of judgement before the tribune of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

  2. Ben says:

    Best of luck on this critical new venture, Father!

  3. Rubricarius says:

    An excellent concept for a blog. May it prosper!

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