Bulletin w/c Sunday 19/02/2017

The Brighton Oratory is a Western Orthodox community made up of ordinary men and women committed to establishing and developing an authentic Orthodox Catholic faith community modelled on the experience of the Apostles and the Early Church described in Acts 2:42-47 in Brighton & Hove. Sexagesima Sunday, is the name for the second Sunday before Ash…

Holydays of Obligation 2017

Holy Days of Obligation Sunday, on which by apostolic tradition the paschal mystery is celebrated, must be observed in the universal Church as the primordial holy day of obligation. The Faithful are reminded that the following Feasts are Holy Days of Obligation upon which it is binding of the Faithful to hear Mass. 2017 All…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Our Lady on Saturday

Our Lady on Saturday: Missa “Salve, sancta parens“ The Mass of the Blessed Virgin shows us Mary as Mother of our Savior. She was destined for her role in the history of our salvation (Epistle), for as Eve was the intermediary chosen by the angel of darkness to bring about the fall of Adam, so also Mary…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Matthias, Apostle

Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle: Missa “Mihi autem nimis” St. Peter, in the Acts of the Apostles (Epistle), says that the prophet had Judas in view when he declares “That his episcopate would pass into other hands.” It is the Lord Himself who showed the one He had chosen to be associated with the eleven apostles…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Vigil of the feast of St Matthias, Apostle

Vigil of the feast of St Matthias, Apostle: Missa “Ego autem” The Church attaches great importance to the feasts of the Apostles, which are preceded by a Vigil (Collect). Saint Matthias, elected by the will of God (Gospel) received Judas’ share in the inheritance of the Church which was figured by the Promised Land divided into…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feast of the Chair of Peter at Antioch

Feast of the Chair of Peter at Antioch: Missa “Státuit ei Dóminus” That Saint Peter, before he went to Rome, founded the see of Antioch is attested by many Saints of the earliest times, including St. Ignatius of Antioch and Pope St. Clement I. It was just that the Prince of the Apostles should take…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feria III of Sexagesima

Feria III of Sexagesima Sunday Missa “Exsurge, quare obdormis” A major theme of the liturgy is the Word of God.  We give thanks that we have heard the Word (Introit), which Saint Paul faithfully preached despite so many obstacles (Epistle).  The Gospel is all about hearing the Word of God in a way that produces…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feria II of Sexagesima

Feria II of Sexagesima Sunday Missa “Exsurge, quare obdormis” A major theme of the liturgy is the Word of God.  We give thanks that we have heard the Word (Introit), which Saint Paul faithfully preached despite so many obstacles (Epistle).  The Gospel is all about hearing the Word of God in a way that produces good…

Carissimi: Sunday’s Mass; Sexagesima

Sexagesima Sunday Missa “Exsurge, quare obdormis” Sexagesima Sunday, is the name for the second Sunday before Ash Wednesday in the Gregorian Rite liturgical calendar of the Western Catholic Church, and also in that of some Protestant denominations, particularly those with Anglican and Lutheran origins. The name “Sexagesima” is derived from the Latin sexagesimus, meaning “sixtieth,” and…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Our Lady on Saturday

Our Lady on Saturday: Missa “Salve, sancta parens“ The Mass of the Blessed Virgin shows us Mary as Mother of our Savior. She was destined for her role in the history of our salvation (Epistle), for as Eve was the intermediary chosen by the angel of darkness to bring about the fall of Adam, so also Mary…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feria VI of Septuagesima

Feria VI of Septuagesima: Missa “Circumdederunt me” Septuagesima Sunday is the third Sunday before the start of Lent, which makes it the ninth Sunday before Easter. Traditionally, Septuagesima Sunday marked the beginning of preparations for Lent. Septuagesima and the following two Sundays (Sexagesima, Quinquagesima) were celebrated by name in the traditional Roman Catholic liturgical calendar,…

Tentmaking: knowing God

+ICXC+ Both the Apostles Peter and Paul explain evangelism as being ready to answer questions about our faith (1 Peter 3:14-16 Col. 4:5-6), if nobody is asking it may mean that nothing in a Christian’s speech or conduct suggests that God is worth knowing… con’t… A common hesitancy many people conjure up when asked to think about evangelism or mission…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Octave Day of St Cuthman of Steyning

S. Cuthman, Hermit & Confessor: Missa “QUIS DABIT MIHI” Steyning in West Sussex is quite unique in having its most famous Saxon son’s legends thrive despite Norman attempts to obliterate his memory. Such was, and indeed is, St Cuthman’s  popularity that he has been accredited with several “miraculous” legends, usually incurring the wrath of god on his fellow…