Here is an informal talk on my book A Twitch on the Sarum Thread with greater insistence on the founding cultural and philosophical principles underlying liturgical traditions. Indeed it is not specifically about the Sarum Use / Rite but the diversity of local traditions and Christian culture. To get an understanding of things, we need to go to fundamental principles before considering the details.
That’s a great talk; clear,charitable, uncritical, constructive and very interesting. So nice to hear a priest who is not banging the table and telling us all to do what HE does, because it’s RIGHT. Thank you for your work.
I think the liturgical uniformity brought about by the BCP and the Tridentine Mass was only made possible by the printing press and relatively cheap paper. Imposing liturgical uniformity on an entire country was too big a task before that. Charlemagne tried it in his empire, but it project was incomplete at the time of his death, and his successors weren’t interested.