Sunday, 1 April 2018

Praying Twice, Or Maybe 50%

Another Easter Vigil gone.  More beautiful liturgy.  More people received into the Church.  Gloria in excelsis Deo!

St Augustine said (apparently, it seems to be apocryphal) that whomever sings well prays twice.  We were fortunate during this year's Vigil: our parish priest has a good singing voice; and he had a guest priest from Poland concelebrating whose voice was extremely good.  The latter chanted the entirety of the Exsultet, and it was wonderful.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

A Few Notes On The Extraordinary Form

I'm not really very sure how to begin this blog post. It's been so long since I've written one, it feels a bit iffy trying. But I just got back from participating in an Extraordinary Form Palm Sunday Mass and I felt a great need to put something down.

A few days ago, I received my Baronius Press 1962 Missal in the post (with a few other things).  I've had it on order for some months now, but I think that Baronius Press has been having some problems: hopefully, they've sorted them now as they're providing an essential service.  I've been stumbling through Extraordinary Form Masses using some of the great cheat sheets that the Latin Mass Society provides, but I know that having an actual missal is going to be what gets me to the point where I'm participating as I should be.