Monthly Archives: May 2020

Whitsun 2020

Whitsun 2020. Mass of Pentecost Sunday according to the Use of Sarum with sung Officium, Sequence and Communion.

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Whitsun Vigil 2020

Here is my Whitsun Vigil according to the Use of Sarum but with the biblical readings in English.

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Informal Conference for Pentecost

I have put on this informal conference outside the liturgy, since I will not be preaching at the recorded Vigil or the Mass of Whitsun Day. The theme is habitual with me, the emphasis on the esoteric dimension of Christianity … Continue reading

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Science or Ideology?

I am quite amazed to see people floundering in the present crisis, as I find myself doing so myself. We are victims of propaganda and half-truths, even to ideologies and discourses that are hardly more sophisticated than those of Goebbels … Continue reading

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Sunday in the Octave of the Ascension 2020

Here is my Mass and sermon for Sunday in the Octave of the Ascension. As mentioned in my sermon, it was known in some places as Rose Sunday. This is not to be confused with Rosensonntag in the Germanic world, … Continue reading

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Optimism and Christian Humanism

This is not an easy time for either optimism or humanism when considering the depths of depravity to which human nature can plunge (with a thought of Calvin’s complete pessimism and that of Jansenism). I came across a very interesting … Continue reading

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Ascension 2020

Here is today’s Mass of the Feast of the Ascension in the Use of Sarum. I did not prepare a sermon but simply gave a few simple reflections. I hope they make sense.

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