Monday, June 09, 2008

Corpus Christi at St Pat's

I am a fan of the Ordinary Form of Mass as celebrated at St Patrick's, Anderston. Gregorian Propers and Ordinary, ad orientem, GIRM compliant and in Latin. This is, IMHO, just what the Council Fathers ordered and just what we haven't had for the past 40-odd years.

Fr Byrne who organises it and the priests who say this Mass do so as a work of love - they are all busy PPs and curates. It's not like they are stuck for things to do of a Sunday. They are also young priests which I think bodes well. This is an admirable work and ultimately I hope it will have its effect by having small scholas in many parishes reclaiming Mass from the assorted hippies, professional laity and other liturgo-nazis who dominate things at present. After all, if diversity is such a good thing, why on earth would anyone object to the proper celebration of Holy Mass?

You can find their website HERE.

Lauda, Jerusalem, Dominum, lauda Deum tuum, Sion,

Quod firmavit seras potarum tuarum, benedixit filiis tuis in te.

Composuit fines tuos in pace, medulla tritici satiat te.

Emittit eloquium suum in terram, velociter currit verbum ejus.

Dat nivem sicut lanam, pruinam sicut cinerem spargit.

Proicit glaciem suam ut frustula panis; coram frigore ejus aquae rigescunt.

Emittit verbum suum et liquefacit eas: flare jubet ventum suum et fluunt aquae.

Annuntiavit verbum suum Jacob, statuta et praecepta sua Israel.
Non fecit ita ulli nationi: praecepta sua non manifestavit eis.

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Blogger liturgy said...

Thanks for this reflection and site.
Please visit Liturgy
And consider linking as “Liturgy” or “Liturgy (ecumenical).
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9:26 AM  
Blogger John Paul said...

I'm not sure I like that site at all... Today's Eucharist readings? aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JP: it's an Anglican site.

Liturgy: you never bothered to reply to our reply to your comment!

6:32 AM  
Blogger liturgy said...

Sorry, "berenike" what is it specifically you are seeking from me?

"berenike" is incorrect, John Paul, the site Liturgy has no official or formal standing with any particular denomination. No opinions expressed on it are anything more than that of the webmaster. No denomination endorses any of its content which is provided solely for the intelligent discrimination of the currently approximately thousand visitors a day.
Welcome to the internet!

All resources are provided free.
There is much on Liturgy on monasticism, particularly Carthusians, the Liturgy of the Hours, with photos, even a virtual chapel.


7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello liturgy!

Fear not, I am not after anything! It was ages ago. You left a comment in a discussion on our blog, including a plug for your website. But didn't come back to answer the answers.

"No opinions expressed on it are anything more than that of the webmaster. " Okay, it's a Protestant website then :-) But you're an Anglican, so if it expresses your opinions, presumably it expresses Anglican opinions.

Which would sort of qualify it as an Anglican site, no? I mean, a blog doesn't have be a bishop's blog to be a Catholic blog. (does it?)

4:06 PM  
Blogger liturgy said...

Greetings Berenike

If there are specific requests I hope I have generally been helpful in responding.
I have occasionally been too busy to pick up threads, I am sorry if that affected you.
I also have computer issues from time to time – I have had two this week.

I visit, as a parallel example, websites of Jesuits who place a disclaimer that their content is not to be read as an official stance of the Society of Jesus.
Yes, I am an Anglican priest, but a little examination of Anglicanism will help one realise that the suggestion that my opinions are the opinions of Anglicanism would be preposterous.
A description of Liturgy might be - An independent website serving individuals and communities seeking to have worship and spirituality that is vital, transforming, and faithful.
Of the thousand or so who visit the site daily I would posit the largest group would be Roman Catholic.
The Carthusians are Roman Catholic.

I hope that helps.



12:03 AM  
Blogger Berenike said...

That is pretty much the definition of Anglicanism as far as many Catholics are concerned: having whatever opinions you like :-)

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Berenike,
that's probably why Thomas Merton called Anglicanism "Catholicism for adults" :-)

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But was that a compliment? What does Our Lord say about entering the Kingdom of Heaven?

11:15 AM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Play nice, kids.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Paulinus, I think you are correct. I think that is what Our Lord said about entering the Kingdom of Heaven: "Play nice, kids."


We Anglicans there misheard him. We thought he said "Pray nice, kids."

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yes, I am an Anglican priest, but a little examination of Anglicanism will help one realise that the suggestion that my opinions are the opinions of Anglicanism would be preposterous."


1:55 PM  

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