Author Archives: Fr Anthony Chadwick

Happy New Year 2022

I would like to wish all my readers a happy New Year 2022 with my prayers that this world might become a better place for us all. After some thought, I have adopted a new name for my YouTube channel: … Continue reading

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The Bergoglian Blitzkrieg

The more I read about the present rififi between the Pope and the traditionalists, the more I am taken back to that story from 1973 about a monastery in a remote place on Ireland’s Atlantic coast on which I wrote … Continue reading

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Christmas 2021

My reflection on Christmas is fairly unusual in that I spent this great feast of the Incarnation of the λόγος alone. I was about to say for the first time, but it was also the case when I was living … Continue reading

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O Emmanuel and O Virgo Virginum

O Emmanuel O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the One whom the Gentiles expect, and their Salvation: Come and save us, O Lord our God. Maurice Greene (1696-1755), Voluntary XI in B minor O Virgo Virginum O Virgin of virgins, … Continue reading

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More on the Late Archbishop Hepworth

I found the following text on Facebook in a group aligned with the Ordinariate. I reproduce it without any comment or opinion from myself: * * * Mgr John Broadhurst has sent this to the Portal. We post it here … Continue reading

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O Thoma Didime

O Thomas Didymus, through Christ whom thou didst merit to touch, we beseech thee with sublime prayers assist us that we may not be condemned with the wicked at the coming of the Judge. O King of the Nations, and … Continue reading

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O Oriens

O Oriens December 20th – O Oriens O Day-Spring, radiant everlasting Light, and Sun of Righteousness: Come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death. Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933), Mit Ernst, O Menschenkinder, Op. 65

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A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols Hymn: Once in royal David’s city. English Hymnal no. 605 The Bidding Prayer Organ: J.S. Bach, Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt. BWV 637 Lesson 1 Organ: J.S. Bach, Es ist das Heil … Continue reading

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O Clavis David

O Key of David, and Sceptre of the house of Israel; who openest and no one shutteth, who shuttest and no one openeth: come and bring the prisoners out of the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

We have the “Rejoice in the Lord alway” Epistle on this Sunday in the Use of Sarum, which might be a surprise to those who are used to the Roman rite. Which is right, Sarum or Rome? It needs a … Continue reading

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