Author Archives: Father Gregory

About Father Gregory

I am an Anglican Catholic Priest, currently residing in Orvelte, the Netherlands.

Gradual Psalms & Litany ~ Sarum Use


Psalm 120. Ad Dominum HEN I was in trouble I called upon the Lord : and he heard me. 2. Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips : and from a deceitful tongue. 3. What reward shall be given or done … Continue reading

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Ordo Recitandi Februari 18 – 25 (2018)


The Alleluia is omitted from Compline on the Saturday before Septuagesima until Compline on Saturday before Easter. The Laus, tibi Domine is used instead. On double feasts antiphons are said entire before and after the Psalm or Canticle. Responds at Matins are from the Proper … Continue reading

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LENTEN READING


It is an old tradition of the Eastern Orthodox monastics to read the Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus once over the period of Lent. Though I certainly recommend this practice, for a newbie “The Ladder” can be quite … Continue reading

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The Pre-Lenten Collects


The Collects such as they are found in the Anglican Breviary are taken from the Book of Common Prayer. They are not simply translations of the pre-Reformation Collects but rather compositions especially designed for the Prayer Book. But before we get to … Continue reading

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February 11 to 17 ~ 2018


On all three Pre-Lenten Sundays (but not on weekdays) the Proper Invitatory and the winter hymn are used.The Alleluia is omitted from Compline on the Saturday before Septuagesima until Compline on Saturday before Easter. The Laus, tibi Domine is used instead. On double feasts … Continue reading

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Gesima Sundays


The three Sundays before Lent begin with Septuagesima, continue with Sexgesima, and conclude with Quinquagesima. They each put us in orbit around the theme of Easter. Septuagesima places us 70 days away from Easter, Sexagesima, 60, and Quinquagesima 50 days. … Continue reading

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February 4 to 10 ~ 2018


On all three Pre-Lenten Sundays (but not on weekdays) the Proper Invitatory and the winter hymn are used.The Alleluia is omitted from Compline on the Saturday before Septuagesima until Compline on Saturday before Easter. The Laus, tibi Domine is used instead. On … Continue reading

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