Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Solemn Celebration of the Divine Office (Older form of Breviary)

I noted that the FSSP had some nice images up of their solemn celebration of the Divine Office -- as part of their Wigratzbad "community excursion". For those who have never experienced solemn celebration in the older form of the Roman breviary, it is quite a thing to participate in and you should go if the opportunity presents itself. I had the pleasure of doing so when in Oxford awhile back, as well as at the London Oratory.

The enchanting melodies of "Deus in adjutorium meum intende..." are still firmly fixed in my mind, as is the sight of three coped clerics processing up the aisle and to the altar.

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