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Now This Is A Procession

From the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of St Mary in Kuravilangad, in the Kerala region of India, comes this photo of a procession with two elephants carrying sacred images, courtesy of Mr Abin Babu.

More Art from the Sacristy

Last month, I published some photographs taken by Fr Jeffrey Keyes of the clever designs made with the ties of his amice by the sacristan of the convent where he says Mass. (This is at the Regina Pacis Convent of the Marian Sisters of...Show More Summary

Good News from Ireland: TLM in Waterford Cathedral

From the Latin Mass Society of Ireland comes this report of the first Traditional Latin Mass held in the cathedral of Waterford in 50 years. The next one is scheduled for February 26th, Quinquagesima Sunday, at 10 a.m.“After a 50 year absence the Traditional Latin Mass returned to the oldest cathedral seat of the oldest city in Ireland. Show More Summary

Back to the Future? No Thanks, I've Been There!

Catholic World Report probably did not envision the reaction it received when it published an article by Fr Peter Stravinskas entitled, “How the Ordinary Form of the Mass can ‘Enrich’ the Extraordinary Form.” The comments section onShow More Summary

Burying the Alleluia 2017

Many of our readers will have heard of the various customs related to the removal of the Alleluia from the liturgy on Septuagesima Sunday. In the Roman liturgical books, this is done in the simplest possible fashion; at the end of Vespers...Show More Summary

The Antiquity and Universality of Fore-Lent (Part 4)

This is the fourth and final part of Henri de Villiers’ examination of the various forms and traditions of the pre-Lenten period. Click the following links to read part 1, part 2 and part 3. The original French version was published in 2014 on the website of the Schola Sainte-Cécile. Show More Summary

Tradition is for the Young (Part 6): Candlemas in Lyon

Thanks to the Fraternity of St Peter’s apostolate in Lyon, France, for permission to reproduce these photographs of their Candlemas ceremony. Once again, we can only be encouraged to see how young the servers are at this Mass, (not just...Show More Summary

Corpus Christi Watershed Second Symposium on Sacred Music, Los Angeles, June 26-30

Thanks to Dr Alfred Calabrese for bringing this to my attention. The symposium, which is jointly sponsored by Priestly Fraternity of St Peter, is at the church of St Therese in Alhambra, California. For more information, go to the page on the Corpus Christi Watershed website, here.

The Antiquity and Universality of Fore-Lent (Part 3)

We continue with part 3 of Henri de Villiers’ examination of the various forms and traditions of the pre-Lenten period. Click the following links to read part 1 and part 2. Synthesis of the fast of the Ninevites and Meatfare Week – the extension of Fore-Lent to three weeks. Show More Summary

Conference on Sacred Liturgy in Oregon, July 2017, with Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Sample and Bishop Vasa

Registration is now open for the 5th annual Sacred Liturgy Conference scheduled for July 12-15, 2017 in Medford, Oregon.Join Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Alexander K. Sample and Bishop Robert F. Vasa in southern Oregon for a three-day immersion in the Church’s sacred liturgy and its living musical heritage. Show More Summary

February 18th: This Months's Melkite Divine Liturgy in Berkeley, CA

I have the date for the outreach Melkite Divine Liturgy in Berkeley for the month of February. It is at 5pm this Saturday (2/18), once again at the Gesu Chapel of the Jesuit School of Theology, 1735 Le Roy Ave., Berkeley, California....Show More Summary

True Poverty of Spirit in the Splendor of Worship: Why We Pay Deference to the Celebrant

The reactions to my article of last week (“A Defense of Liturgy as ‘Carolingian Court Ritual’”) displayed a wide range of opinions on the “baroque” or “rococo” aspects of the Tridentine Roman liturgy. Some even suggested that the difference...Show More Summary

The Antiquity and Universality of Fore-Lent (Part 2)

We continue with part 2 of Henri de Villiers’ examination of the various forms and traditions of the pre-Lenten period. Click here to read part 1. Quinquagesima Week, the fast of Heraclius, Cheesefare Week In both East and West, the week immediately before Lent took on a penitential character very early, beginning at first with meat. Show More Summary

CWR Knocks It Out of the Park Again!

For the second time this week, Catholic World Report has published an extremely good and useful article on the topic of mutual enrichment, this time from the perspective of the Eastern Rites. It is the work of Dr Adam DeVille, Associate...Show More Summary

The Antiquity and Universality of Fore-Lent (Part 1)

This article by Henri de Villiers was originally published in French on the website of the Schola Sainte-Cécile in 2014. It will be reproduced here in my English translation in a few parts, since it is fairly long, and definitely worth a careful read. Show More Summary

Saint Scholastica

Scholastica, the sister of our venerable Father Benedict, who was dedicated to the Lord Almighty from her infancy, was wont to come visit her brother once a year. The man of God went to her not far from the gate (of his monastery), at a place that belonged to it. Show More Summary

Candlemas Photopost 2017

As always, thanks to all of our readers who sent in these photographs of their Candlemas liturgies. Evangelize through Beauty! Wakaba House of the Society of St Paul - Tokyo Cathedral of Ss Stanislaus and Vladislav - Vilnius, Lithuania...Show More Summary

Update on Yesterday’s News from Virginia

Yesterday, we published an item by Mr Ryan Ellis about a regular monthly TLM newly established in Alexandria, Virginia, in which it was stated, “This is the only ‘prime time’ Sunday TLM inside the Beltway in Northern Virginia.” Since...Show More Summary

Catholic Artists Society Talk, NYC, Saturday, February 11th, 7.30pm

Dr Daniel McInerny, noted novelist, playwright and philosopher, will speak for the Catholic Artists Society at the Catholic Center at NYU, located at 238 Thompson Street in Manhattan, this Saturday at 7:30 pm. The title is “Keeping the...Show More Summary

An Excellent Article on Revisiting Liturgiam Authenticam

I strongly recommend to our readers that they click over to Catholic World Report for a superb article by Nicholas Senz, director of Religious Education at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Mill Valley, California. In it, Mr...Show More Summary

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