Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Durandus on Lenten Veils
Last week I posted some excerpts from William Durandus’ Rationale Divinorum Officiorum , the parts of his treatise on Ash Wednesday which ex...
EF Solemn Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent in Santa Rosa, California
Our friend Fr Jeffrey Keyes has written in to let us know about the following. “I have been at the Cathedral of St Eugene for two years. I...
More on the Ancient Liturgy of Jerusalem
We recently shared a video of Dr Daniel Galadza’s presentation of his book “ Liturgy and Byzantinization in Jerusalem ”, which was given l...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Roman Pilgrims at the Station Churches 2018 (Part 1)
Lent is upon us, and so it is time once again for the daily pilgrimages to the station churches in Rome. This will be the fifth year in whi...
Florentine Street Shrines - Will Today’s Della Robbia Please Step Forward?
When I was studying portrait painting in Florence several years ago, I was struck by the charm of the old street shrines that can be seen b...
Monday, February 19, 2018
“The Fingers that Hold God”: The Priestly Benefits of ‘Liturgical Digits’ (Part 1)
As a liturgical theologian, I am keenly interested in the question of how little points of ceremonial have an effect on what we believe i...
Sunday, February 18, 2018
The First Sunday of Lent 2018
At that time, Jesus was led by the spirit into the desert, to be tempted by the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, ...
Friday, February 16, 2018
Durandus on the Liturgical Customs of Lent
The following selections are taken from William Durandus’ important liturgical commentary, the Rationale Divinorum Officiorum , book 6, chap...
EF Mass for St Peter’s Chair in Fords, New Jersey
A Solemn Traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated for the feast of St Peter’s Chair, Thursday February 22nd, starting at 7:00 p.m., at Our...
Lecture by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski in Naples, Florida, Saturday, February 24
To our readers in Florida, I am happy to announce that I will be out there in the Naples area next weekend to give a lecture on “Reconnecti...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Liturgical Objects in the Pitti Palace in Florence
The Pitti Palace in Florence was originally constructed by a banker named Luca Pitti in the mid-15th century, but purchased by the Medici f...
Good News for the Rebuilding of the Basilica in Norcia
Several Italian newspapers and agencies reported yesterday that, after many months of debate and discussion, the Italian government has sig...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Ash Wednesday 2018
Let us amend for the better the sins we have committed in ignorance; lest suddenly seized by the day of death, we seek time for penance and...
EF Missa Cantata for 2nd Lent in the Bronx
The church of the Holy Rosary in the Bronx, New York, will have an EF Missa Cantata on February 25th for the Second Sunday of Lent, beginni...
Forgiveness Sunday in the Byzantine Rite: Guest Article by Philip Gilbert
As we begin the Roman Lent, we are happy to share with our readers this guest article by Mr Philip Gilbert on the first ceremony of Lent in ...
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