Monthly Archives: March 2014

Sarum in the Roman Catholic Church

I have just been revising the fascinating article The Legal Status of the Sarum Use in the Catholic Church and the comments that followed it. In embarking on my own attempts to do something, I am eager to see what … Continue reading

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Refresher on the Holy Week Rites

Last year, I published Holy Week Rites, showing that criticism of post World War II reforms in the Roman rite is more mainstream than some imagine. There are no fewer than forty-one comments on this posting. We have discussed question … Continue reading

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Orthodox to hold “Ecumenical” Council

HT to Bishop Chandler Holder Jones. This is one stupendous piece of news I missed! Reuters reported this one on 9th March – Orthodox Churches Will Hold First Ecumenical Council In 1,200 Years In Istanbul. More accurately, this would be … Continue reading

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Growing and Flowing

Update: As I am finding comments to this posting rather sympathetic, I give the link to my men’s long hair forum. Men’s Long Hair Hyperboard. Please see the forum rules and FAQ before posting, and be advised that new contributors … Continue reading

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Liturgical Extremism / Fetishism

Strong words in the title! Seriously, I have been looking at an interesting dialogue between Patricius and Modestinus. Both positions need to be read and understood. If I have understood Patricius correctly, the reforms introduced into the Roman missal under … Continue reading

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The Basic Ecclesial Community

The notion of the Basic Ecclesial Community is usually associated with Jesuits in South America and “progressive” Roman Catholicism. Nevertheless, I have been doing a little research to discover the ideas behind it. Could it be an alternative form of … Continue reading

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Another Gripe at Continuing Anglicanism

Update: The posting in question has been taken down. The new posting χαριτόω offers some explanation. * * * I fail to see why this had to be posted to-day on a blog that often publishes constructive articles of good … Continue reading

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English Use and Sarum Use

In the nineteenth century, most efforts in the direction of a Sarum revival were in the hands of Anglican scholars, and in a clear perspective of a more Catholic celebration of the Eucharist and Offices according to the 1662 Prayer … Continue reading

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Quo vadis?

“Whither goest thou?” – or in modern English – Where are you going? It is a question we have to ask of ourselves. We can be interested in all sorts of things, but where is it going? What does it … Continue reading

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Why a Sarum Gathering

I woke up this morning to a great clarity of thinking about my project of a Sarum Gathering. Once I get a core group established and we begin work on the academic side, thought will have to be given to … Continue reading

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