Tag Archives: Sarum

Ceremonies of the Sarum Missal

A very kind friend bought and sent me a copy of R.J. Urquhart’s Ceremonies of the Sarum Missal. It is not a book I would have bought myself given its high price set by the publisher T&T Clark. I was … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of Salisbury Cathedral, ca. 1500

Dr William Renwick “will be presenting this lecture ‘live’ on Youtube this coming Friday at 1:00 pm UK time. It should probably also be available for later viewing. This illustrated lecture will describe in outline what Friday December 18 would … Continue reading

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Simplified Sarum Ordo

Here is my simplified Sarum calendar from December 2020 to end of November 2021. I have given only the Sundays and Feasts, so you are advised to consult the rubrics of the missal, breviary, pie and customary to establish priories … Continue reading

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All Saints 2020

Here is my Mass of today. We in France are in lockdown, and British people have still been able to go to church today.

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La Fête-Dieu 2020

Corpus Christi according to the Use of Sarum. The proper is identical to that in the Roman missal. I give a few reflections on the joy of La Fête-Dieu in French or Fronleichnam in German as still celebrated in towns … 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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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday after Easter following the Use of Sarum – except for the idiots riding motorcycles at high speed during the ablutions and causing the dogs to bark! Perhaps it serves to show the incarnation of our liturgical life in … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday after Easter

This is the famous fourth Sunday after Easter and the superfluity of naughtiness that causes so much mirth in the front choir stalls of cathedrals, parish churches and school chapels alike. The Latin of St Jerome is less humorous or … Continue reading

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Third Sunday after Easter 2020

My thoughts are dark because this plague and the necessary lockdown have put me in a bad mood. Again, I seek light from the likes of Novalis, Böhme and Berdyaev, at least a way to find hope in the Night … Continue reading

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Second Sunday after Easter 2020

2nd Sunday after Easter 2020 according to the Use of Sarum, with sermon. I mention the impending end of lockdown here in France (11th May) with some continuing restrictions. I intend to continue recording Mass and sermons for the sake … Continue reading

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