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…

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…

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…

Tentmaking

+ICXC+ This is the first of a series of articles that will explore how all of us as Christians might discern and fulfil our charge to “teach ye all nations” and “to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:18–20) and bring others to the knowledge of God and His all-embracing love. We will…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; In the Octave of St Cuthman

In the Octave of S. Cuthman, Hermit & Confessor; Com. SS Faustinus & Jovita, Martyrs: Missa “Quis dabit mihi” According to tradition, the enemy of mankind was so irritated with St. Cuthman and other great saints and ascetics, through whose labors all the country became Christian during the late 7th century, that he plotted to…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. Valentine, Martyr

S. Valentine, Martyr; Comm. Octave of S. Cuthman: Missa“In virtúte tua” Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. He was apprehended, and sent by the emperor to the prefect of Rome, who, on finding all his promises to make him…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; In the Octave of St Cuthman

In the Octave of S. Cuthman, Hermit & Confessor: Missa “Quis dabit mihi” St Cuthman lived as a hermit in Steyning until his death, which took place in the middle of the 8th century. After the repose of his mother he spent his days and nights constantly praying in his small church for the glory of the…