Tag Archives: Sarum

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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Low Sunday 2020 Mass and Sermon

I have just uploaded my Mass for Low Sunday. I used the “weekday” Sunday Mass rather than the series of repeats of Easter Sunday at odds with the clausa paschuae on Easter Saturday in the Gregorian and Gelasian Sacramentaries.

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Romantic and Patristic Liturgy in Louis Bouyer

The work of Louis Bouyer (1913-2004) was a unique contribution to French ressourcement theology. A convert from Lutheranism and a French Oratorian, he followed John-Henry Newman in many ways, inspired by Newman’s patristic approach rather than a slavish conversion to … Continue reading

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