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…

Ash Wednesday – reminder!

Please make a note now of Ash Wednesday, March 1st, Mass will be offered at 0830 and ashing at Churchill Square 2-3pm as is our custom. A great opportunity to explain to people “the reason for the season” and share the Gospel of Redemption. This year and to remind ourselves and others that part of…

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…

Jan/Feb Service times

Please note the following NEW Mass times during the month of January up to Candlemass 2015; all services at the Chapel in the Inn Monday to Saturday 12-12.15pm Confessions 12.30pm Mass 4.45-5pm Confessions/Counselling 5-6pm Holy Hour 06 Jan, Tuesday: Epiphany 11.00 Blessing of Epiphany Water 12.30 Mass Sunday Masses 04 Jan: 08.30 Mass 11 Jan:…

Traditional Latin Masses this weekend…

Friday 01 November: ALL SAINTS DAY (Holy day of obligation) Brighton Mass Centre: Low Mass with Hymns 6pm Celebrant & Homilest: HE Mgr Jerome Lloyd OSJV Buxted Mass Centre: Low Mass 5.30am Celebrant: Fr Andrew Scurr Saturday 02 November: ALL SOULS DAY Brighton Mass Centre: Requiem Masses 10am 10.45am 11.30am Celebrant: HE Mgr Jerome Lloyd OSJV Buxted…

Q&A: Death for dishonesty?

Q: “Some women who have an illicit affair and become pregnant know that to confess would blow a good marriage apart, break up a family, leaving children motherless. The danger here is the ‘Back street’ abortionist. Desperate situations call for desperate measures!  Human nature being what it is, people WILL fall in love, WILL have sex outside of…

Eat, fast and have eternal life…?

This coming Thursday (Aug 9th) is the ‘Vigil of St Laurence’ and as such is traditionally a “fast day”, as are most vigils (of apostles, solemnities etc). Regrettably fasting has become something of a neglected practice by most Christians and sadly most contemporary Catholics the practice of whose faith is traditionally closely connected with this…

Public Debate ‘Freedom of speech’

Public Debate ‘Freedom of speech, anti-abortion protestors and women: Rights and Limits’ Chaired by David Allen Green and with a panel including Ann Furedi, Chief Executive, bpas (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) and Andrea Minichiello Williams, Chief Executive, Christian Concern the debate will examine the challenges posed by the activities of anti-abortion protestors outside clinics for…

Poem for the Persecuted

Poem for the Persecuted You, who speak your faith into the darkness, whisper your prayer in the silence of the moon, when, in the blackness, you are quite alone, He blesses you. You understand His tomb. Though they throw you in prison for loving, when you pray for the brother who betrays you, yet your…