Carissimi; Today’s Mass: SS Philip & James, Apostles

SS Philip and James, Apostles: Missa “Clamaverunt ad te” According to the legend, St Philip preached in different parts of Asia and Southern Russia and was crucified in Hierapolis. St James, the author of the Epistle, was a relative (‘brother’) of Our Lord and Bishop of Jerusalem. He was thrown down from the Temple in 62…

Lent & Easter 2020

All liturgies according to the Traditional Latin Rite Sundays 0730 Morning Meditation0800 Rosary0830 Mass & homily1100 Lent/Easter Communions (1st & 8th March, Worthing 5th & 19th April, Worthing) Confessions: available during Morning Meditation or a half-hour before Compline, or by appointment. Mass & homily: the daily offering of the holy sacrifice of the Mass according…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: SS Philip & James, Apostles

SS Philip and James, Apostles: Missa “Clamaverunt ad te” According to the legend, St Philip preached in different parts of Asia and Southern Russia and was crucified in Hierapolis. St James, the author of the Epistle, was a relative (‘brother’) of Our Lord and Bishop of Jerusalem. He was thrown down from the Temple in 62…

HOLY WEEK 2019

ALL liturgies according to the rites and rubrics extant prior to 1955 PALM SUNDAY0830 Blessing & Distribution of Palms, Procession, Mass & The Passion according to St MatthewHoly Monday 0830 MassHoly Tuesday0830 Mass & The Passion according to St MarkSpy Wednesday0830 Mass & The Passion according to St Luke1630 Tenebrae1900 Conference: The Temple & The…

R&R… “to be”

On Saturday 4th August we held our first Reconciliation & Healing Service gathering Christians together from across the city to simply spend time with God and “to be” with Him. The feedback has been very positive and so we will offer these twice a month  – on a Saturday morning when many people may want…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: SS Philip & James, Apostles

SS Philip and James, Apostles: Missa “Clamaverunt ad te” According to the legend, St Philip preached in different parts of Asia and Southern Russia and was crucified in Hierapolis. St James, the author of the Epistle, was a relative (‘brother’) of Our Lord and Bishop of Jerusalem. He was thrown down from the Temple in 62…

Manchester 2017: Vigils

Following the awful tragedy of Monday’s suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena killing and injuring young people attending a concert, there has been a great out-pouring of grief and compassion across the nation. Here in Brighton & Hove together with cities, towns, villages and churches around the country, vigils of prayer and solidarity are being…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: SS Philip & James, Apostles

SS Philip and James, Apostles: Missa “Clamaverunt ad te” According to the legend, St Philip preached in different parts of Asia and Southern Russia and was crucified in Hierapolis. St James, the author of the Epistle, was a relative (‘brother’) of Our Lord and Bishop of Jerusalem. He was thrown down from the Temple in 62…

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…

Tenebrae…

Tenebrae at the Oratory from 1700 over the Sacrum Triduum (click here to see the archived broadcasts of the Sacrum Triduum). Tenebrae is the name given to the celebration, with special ceremonies, of Matins and Lauds, the first two hours of the Divine Office, of the last three days of Holy Week. Originally celebrated after…

Carissimi: Our Lady on Saturday

The Latin Church has a tradition of honoring the Virgin Mary on Saturdays, chiefly by offering special votive Masses for Our Lady on this day of the week. The roots of this practice are said to lie in the belief that Mary was the first person to whom Christ appeared after his resurrection; some readers…

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…