Good Friday with the “Vicar of Baghdad”

Please make a note in your diaries for 6.30pm on Good Friday at Brighton Congress Hall when our Provost, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV will interview a very special visitor to Brighton, the Reverend Canon Andrew White, formerly Vicar of St George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad, Iraq, since his departure for the sake of security (ordered in November 2014 by…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Tuesday Passiontide I

Tuesday in the Fifth Week of Lent: Missa “Exspecta Dominum” Station at St. Cyriacus in Rome at the Baths of Diocletian. Until Maundy Thursday, in masses of the season, the Psalm Judica me Psalm 42 is omitted as well as the Gloria Patri after the Introit and the Lavabo. A very ancient regulation prohibited the procession…

Station Passiontide Tuesday I: Statio ad St Cyriacum

May our fasts be acceptable to Thee, O Lord, and expiate our sins; may they make us worthy of Thy grace, and lead us unto life everlasting. Through Our Lord… The Station in Rome was formerly the church of the martyr St. Cyriacus, and as such it is still given in the Roman missal; but…