Carissimi: Journal Entry

As promised during today’s homily, the following are links to information about contemporary Christian martyrs. From her Passio (Passion narrative) of today’s saint, Margaret of Antioch, we read how her Christian nurse maid taught her about the witness of the Christian martyrs. Herself martyred in 175AD one appreciates the histories of the many previous martyrdoms…

Journal: Same gender unions…

So… a contentious issue and one that has, I feel, been considerably mishandled by all parties. Essentially the actual matter of the debate is a redefinition of State unions to include same gender couples. Surely then, the most sensible and logical solution is for the State to adopt a homogeneous term like “Union” or “Partnership”…

The Book of Acts in 3 minutes…

The Book of Acts has figured much in the liturgy these past couple of weeks, featuring as it does the rise and growth of the nascent Early Church from Pentecost. This little cartoon (slightly tongue in cheek) is a fairly accurate if somewhat sparse précis!

I’m Blogging again…

My apologies to Followers of this blog for the lack of posting of late – becoming a Bishop and then Archbishop has rather overtaken my time and energy for the last couple of months since Easter! Photo-Videos of my Consecration and later Inauguration are available below. I’d like to THANK EVERYONE who has prayed for…

40 Days Brighton: the facts

I recognise that abortion is a sensitive subject, so sensitive in fact that opportunities to discuss it are practically non-existent either in the private or public sphere unless something reactionary or provocative is going on. It would seem that something “provocative” is going on here in Brighton and has become something of a “hot potato”…

Carissimi… Today…

A reminder that Stations of the Cross are being offered at the Annexe Sanctuary from 930am followed by Mass at 1030am. There are also some spaces in the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil that need cover…  http://vigilcalendar.com/brighton-uk Following Mass the traditional veiling of Crosses and other sacred images will take place in preparation for Passiontide…

Memory Eternal

Requiescat in pace Please commend to your prayers the faithful of the Coptic Orthodox Church whose Patriarch, Pope Shenouda III has passed away. This is a sensitive time for our brethren anyway about which we were to learn more this Thursday, March 22 at our event “The plight and hope of Middle-East Christians” from Fr Youhanna Habib,…

Carissimi: Journal entry

Getting to Mass is getting to be a bit of a trial! I realise that road works are generally necessary but it really mucks up the bus routes and shortens the preparation time for Mass! The Brighton Oratory currently rents a hall to use as the Sanctuary but there are other activities that go on during the day aisde…

Carissimi: Journal entry

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Mass tomorrow of the Patron Saint of Wales, dear St David with a commemoration of the Lent Feria, the first Thursday in Lent. Sadly this means no Oratio super populum “Prayer over the People” which for those who watch our Daily Mass Online broadcasts will have noticed is the very last prayer…

Carissimi: Journal entry

A.M.D.G. This morning in Brighton was very foggy and misty, now [post Vespers] its bright and sunny and much more like last weekend – the first in Spring… well, liturgically anyway [Rubricarius]! Road works and fog made the journey to the Sanctuary quite tiresome today, traffic was all over the place and the bus routes…

Embertide: Lent

The fasts, known as “Jejunia quatuor temporum,” or “the fast of the four seasons,” are rooted in Old Testament practices of fasting four times a year: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the…