Friday, 19 December 2014

"Hold Firmly To The Traditions, Just As I Delivered Them To You."


Fr. Ray Blake has put up a most wonderful Post on FR RAY BLAKE'S BLOG
which beautifully depicts the Liturgy as many of the Faithful remember (and long for, still).

The Post is entitled "1 Corinthians 11:2". [Editor: Saint Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians.]

Zephyrinus urges all Readers to pop over and see how Liturgy should be celebrated, with Profundity and Solemnity, when Adoring and Worshipping God.

No Liturgical Dances. No Dancing Nuns. No Clowns.



Pictures From Before The Revolution.
Available on YouTube at

Parce Mihi Domine. Spare Me, O Lord, For My Days Are Nothing.


Herewith, two versions of Parce Mihi Domine (Spare Me, O Lord) [from The Book of Job 7:16-21].

The first version includes the accompaniment by the Norwegian saxophonist, Jan Garbarek. The second version does not.

See which one you prefer.




Parce Mihi Domine
(Cristóbal de Morales, 1500-1553),
Available on YouTube at



Scroll of The Book of Job, in Hebrew.
Photo: 28 October 2009.
Source: Photographed at a Museum.
Author: Pete unseth.
(Wikimedia Commons)



Parce Mihi Domine
(Cristóbal de Morales, 
1500-1553),
Available on YouTube at




Parce Mihi Domine (Latin) (Job 7:16-21).

Parce mihi Domine, nihil enim sunt dies mei.
Quid est homo, quia magnificas eum?
Aut quid apponis erga eum cor tuum?
Visitas cum diluculo, et subito probas illum.
Usquequo non parcis michi, nec dimittas me, ut glutiam salivam meam?
Peccavi. Quid faciam tibi, o custos hominum?
Quare posuisti me contrarium tibi, et factus sum michimet ipsi gravis?
Cur non tollis peccatum meum, et quare non aufers iniquitatem meam?
Ecce nunc in pulvere dormio; et si mane me quesieris, non subsistam.




Parce Mihi Domine (English) (Job 7:16-21).
Spare me, O Lord, for my days are nothing.
What is man, that thou dost make so much of him, and that
thou dost set thy mind upon him,
dost visit him every morning, and test him every moment?
How long wilt thou not look away from me, nor let me alone till I swallow my spittle?
If I sin, what do I do to thee, thou watcher of men? Why hast thou made me thy mark? Why have I become a burden to thee?
Why dost thou not pardon my transgression and take away my iniquity?
For now I shall lie in the earth; thou wilt seek me, but I shall not be.




Parce Mihi Domine (Español) (Job 7:16-21).

Perdóname Señor, porque mis días son un soplo.
¿Qué es el hombre para que le des tanta importancia,
para que pongas en él tu atención,
para que cada mañana lo inspecciones y sin cesar lo pongas a prueba?
¿Hasta cuándo seguirás vigilándome sin darme tregua ni para tragar saliva?
¿Qué daño te hizo mi pecado, guardián de los hombres?
¿Por qué me has convertido en blanco de tus flechas? ¿Por qué he de ser una carga para ti?
¿Por qué no olvidas mi pecado ni pasas por alto mi culpa?
Mira que bien pronto yaceré en la tierra y no me hallarás, aunque me busques.

The Great O Antiphons. 19 December.


Text and Illustrations taken from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal, 
unless otherwise stated.


File:Madonna michelangelo.jpg

Madonna and Child,
(1501-1504).
Brügge Cathedral,
"Onze-Lieve-Vrouwkerk", Belgium.
Photo: 7 February 2005.
Author: Elke Wetzig (elya).
(Wikimedia Commons)



O Radix Jesse.
The Great O Antiphon
for 19 December.
Available on YouTube at


19 December: Isaias xi. 10.

O Radix Jesse,
qui stas in signum populorum,
super quem continebunt reges os suum,
quem Gentes deprecabuntur:
veni ad liberandum nos,
jam noli tardare.

O Root of Jesse,
who standest for an ensign of the people,
before whom kings shall keep silence,
and unto whom the Gentiles shall make their supplication:
come to deliver us, 
and tarry not.

V. Rorate.

"Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant justium . . ."
"Ye heavens, drop down from above, and let the clouds rain down the Just One."

Christmastide Masses At Saint Mary's, Chislehurst, Kent.







ST MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH,
28, CROWN LANE,
CHISLEHURST, KENT BR7 5PL.


CHRISTMAS 2014


SUNDAY, 21 DECEMBER 2014
(FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT)

 MASS at 9.30 A.M.
 and
MASS at 1100 A.M.
(Extraordinary Form Sung Mass).

4.00 P.M. CANDLELIT CAROL SERVICE
and
CHILDREN’S NATIVITY TABLEAU.


WEDNESDAY, 24 DECEMBER
(CHRISTMAS EVE)

6.00 P.M:   VIGIL MASS OF CHRISTMAS
(WITH CAROLS).

11.30 P.M.   CAROLS; BLESSING OF THE CRIB
and
SOLEMN MIDNIGHT MASS.


THURSDAY, 25 DECEMBER
(CHRISTMAS DAY)

9.30 A.M: SUNG MASS
(WITH CAROLS).

11.00 A.M: SOLEMN HIGH MASS
(Extraordinary Form)
(WITH CAROLS).


SUNDAY, 28 DECEMBER
(HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH)

MASS at 9.30 A.M.
and
MASS at 11.00 A.M. (SUNG),


THURSDAY, 1 JANUARY 2015
(OUR BLESSED LADY, MOTHER OF GOD)

10.00 A.M: LOW MASS.


SUNDAY, 4 JANUARY 2015
(THE EPIPHANY)
(Transferred)

MASS at 9.30 A.M.
and
MASS at 11.00 A.M.
(Extraordinary Form Sung Mass).


              


Saint Mary's Catholic Church,
28 Crown Lane,
Chislehurst,
Kent BR7 5PL.
Tel: 020 8467 3215.
Fax: 020 8325 9627.



Thursday, 18 December 2014

Benedictus.



Illustration: BENEDICTUS


Benedictus Trust, a UK educational charity, is running a two-week residential Summer School in central London in August 2015, entitled “Foundational Aspects of European Culture” which covers philosophy, theology, history, history of art, Latin, literature and geometry. The course is open to 18-25 year olds. Students are taught through classroom-based discussion seminars and visit seminars to some of London’s top cultural sites conducted by expert professors. Students will also experience theatrical and musical performances that link to the subjects that they have been studying. The course introduces students to the thought and culture of Europe from the ancient world to the modern day with a strong focus on the importance of the Catholic intellectual tradition.



Illustration: BENEDICTUS


The Summer School runs from 2nd - 14th August and costs £1,400 for accommodation, tuition and entrance fees.

Spoken and written English to a high standard is required to join this course.




In September 2014,
the Board of Trustees announced that 
HMEH Fra' Matthew Festing,
the Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta,
had agreed to be the first Patron of Benedictus Trust.
Illustration: BENEDICTUS


英國「本篤基金」Benedictus Trust是一所慈善教育機構,將於2015年8月在倫敦市,假耶穌會海斯羅珀學院 Heythrop College舉辦「歐洲文化基礎」暑期住院課程,為期兩周,涵蓋哲學、神學、歷史、藝術史、拉丁文、文學及幾何,招收18-25歲學生,由專家教授指導課堂研討及導覽倫敦文化勝地,並讓學員經驗與學科相關之劇藝音樂項目。本課程旨在引導學生認識歐洲古今思想文化,集中了解天主教學術傳統之重要地位。

報讀者英語聽寫需達熟練程度。

暑期課程:8月2日至8月14日
費用,包括住宿,學費及報名費共:£1400 (臺仟肆伯圓英鎊詳情及報名細節:www.benedictus.org.uk 
及請參閱附件單張

Email: info@benedictus.org.uk

Telephone: +44 0207 976 6072.

Write to us at 84 Cambridge Street, London, SW1V 4QQ,
United Kingdom. 

The Great O Antiphons. 18 December.


Text and Illustrations taken from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal, 
unless otherwise stated.


File:Lorenzo Lotto 017.jpg

English: Christ is born.
Deutsch: Christi Geburt.
Artist: Lorenzo Lotto (1480–1556).
Date: 1523.
Current location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Source/Photographer: The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. 
ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
Permission: [1]
(Wikimedia Commons)



O Adonai.
The Great O Antiphon
for 18 December.
Available on YouTube at


18 December: Exodus iii. 2, xx. 1.

O Adonai,
et dux domus Israel,
qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti,
et ei in Sina legem dedisti:
veni ad redimentum nos in brachio extento.

O Adonai,
and Leader of the House of Israel,
who didst appear to Moses in the flame of 
      the burning bush,
and didst give unto him the Law on Sinai:
come and with an outstretched arm redeem us.

V. Rorate.

"Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant justium . . ."
"Ye heavens, drop down from above, and let the clouds rain down the Just One."

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Ember Wednesday In Advent.


This excellent summation, of Ember Wednesday in Advent,



Illustration: LUZAR VESTMENTS


Ember Wednesday in Advent

Today is Ember Wednesday in Advent and the first of three Ember Days observed this week. The day is of simple rite and its liturgical colour is violet.

The Office of the Ember Day begins with Mattins. The invitatory is Prope est and the Office hymn Verbum supernum. In the nocturn the antiphons Speciosus forma etc, from the Psalter for Wednesday, are sung with psalms 44i, 44ii, 45, 44, 481, 48ii, 49i, 49ii & 49iii. Psalm 49 is divided into three rather than two divisi as the second scheme of Lauds will be sung later. The lessons are a homily from St. Ambrose on St. Luke's Gospel. Following the third lesson a third responsory, Modo veniet Dominator Dominus, is sung. At Lauds the second schema is sung and so the antiphons appointed for the Wednesday before the Vigil of the Nativity, Prophetae praedicaverunt etc, are sung with psalms 50, 64, 100, Exsultavit cor meum & 145. The Office hymn is En clara vox. After the antiphon on the BenedictusMissus est Gabriel, has been sung in full after the Canticle the choir kneels for the singing of the ferial preces. The same set of antiphons are sung with the Little Hours in the usual order. At Prime Pss. 25, 51, 52 & 96 the chapter is the ferial Pacem et veritatem etc. At the Hours, the ferial preces are sung, the choir kneeling.

Mass is sung after None. The texts are proper, the introit being Rorate, caeli etc. After the Kyrie, there immediately follows the dialogue Oremus sung by the celebrant, Flectamus genua sung by the deacon and Levate sung by the sub-deacon followed by the, Praesta, quaesumus, is sung followed by an additional OT lesson and gradual. After this the celebrant sings Dominus vobiscum and the collect Festina, quaesumus. The second collect is Deus, qui de beatae and the third collect Ecclesiae. The dismissal is Benedicamus Domino sung by the deacon facing the altar. The ministers, of course, wear violet folded chasubles. With the celebration of the Eucharist, the Office of the Ember Day ends.

Vespers is of the Advent ferial day. The Office hymn is Creator alme siderum. The antiphon on the Magnificat is proper to the seventeenth day, O Sapientia, and is sung in full both before and after the Canticle with the choir standing. The choir kneels for the ferialpreces and the collect of the previous Sunday is sung. At Compline the Domincal preces are sung, kneeling.
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