Author Archives: Fr Anthony Chadwick

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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And on it goes…

There is a new article in Rorate Caeli about Pope Francis’ determination to force the traditionalist institutes to conform to the new liturgy or face canonical sanctions forcing them to close. Maybe I should take a nihilistic attitude and say … Continue reading

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O Adonay and O Radix Jesse

I forgot to post yesterday’s O antiphon devotion, so it is here. O Lord and Ruler of the house of Israel, who didst appear to Moses in a burning bush, and didst give him the law on Sinai: Come and … Continue reading

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Young Organists

This is Richard McWeigh, an English cathedral musician who is popularising organ music and a simple spirituality on YouTube. We are blessed by modern technology in giving us the Hauptwerk organ, recordings of each note and each stop of a … Continue reading

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O Sapientia 2021

I am doing a series of Advents devotions based on the great “O” antiphons from the Sarum Office. O Wisdom, who didst issue out of the mouth of the most High, and dost reach from one end of the world … Continue reading

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Flogging made a bad man worse, and broke a good man’s heart

I answered another message about someone’s ideas about a political regime based on Old Testament law as advocated by the Reconstructionist movement. I have just found this video which is heavy going for one who is not used to American … Continue reading

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Christian Integralism and Humanism

This talk was inspired by some correspondence with a person who is wondering about what I would call a fundamentalist and puritan Christian totalitarian theocracy. I give a few elements of my refusal of such a system in favour of … Continue reading

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