March 6th – Divine Worship Liturgy at St. John’s, Collegeville

The Minnesota/North Dakota oblate-candidates of the St. Benet Biscop Chapter of St. John’s Oblates will celebrate the Divine Worship liturgy on March 6th, Fourth Sunday of Lent. Mass setting: Merbecke Plainchant Propers Date Time Place Description March 6, 2016 1:30 pm Emmaus Hall Chapel, St. John’s, Collegeville.  (27 on this map.) Mass according to the…

Link for Anglican Use Evening Prayer in California

Benedictine oblate candidates at Bd. John Henry Newman Church in California have posted an announcement (with a link to a map and contact information) for their February 23rd celebration of Evening Prayer here. “We’re excited to begin this journey together along with several dozen in the Ordinariate in No. America, as well as Anglican and Episcopalian…

The Hours as Kairoi

[Thanks to Fr. Stephen Hilgendorf for pointing out this passage.] “The Hours of the Work of God are not simply intermittent periods in the course of cosmic time (in Greek chronos). They are periods which, through celebration of the liturgy, take on the special character of moments in the history of salvation (kairoi), moments when…

Liturgy—The Basics and the Historical Richness.

On the occasion of the publication of the T&T Clark Companion to Liturgy, the companion’s editor, Dom Alcuin Reid, O.S.B., gives this interview in which he provides a back-to-the-basics reminder of what liturgy is: “Liturgy is … the public ritual worship of the Church in and through which … we hold that Christ acts in…

Evening Prayer in California

The California oblate-candidates will celebrate their inaugural Evening Prayer on Tuesday, February 23rd.  For details, contact Greg Herr: gkherr@gmail.com  

Media Distinctio

Here is a first attempt at recording the singing of a Psalm (Psalm 34).  I confess I wasn’t as concerned with diction as perhaps I should have been.  So I hope supplying the text at the Youtube link will help. (By the way, it is sometimes necessary to warn people on this side of the Atlantic…

Towards an Ordinariate Divine Office

As we make our way towards an authorized Divine Office for the Ordinariate, here’s an interesting article at the New Liturgical Movement page on the development of the Daily Office for the Ordinariate. The article correctly surmises that the Prayer Book conflated monasticism’s two major morning offices (Vigils and Lauds) into Mattins and monasticism’s two…

The Daily Office as Patrimonial

Thanks to Matthew Dallman for pointing out this passage: “The daily Office is so important to Caroline and Prayer Book ascetic that it must be given fuller consideration in the next two sections. Here it must suffice to insist, as strongly as possible, that everything is overthrown by regarding it as the ‘priest’s Office’, which…