Category Archives: Liturgical Year

Observing Lent with the Anglican Breviary


Ash Wednesday is already behind us and so is the first Sunday of Lent. Anciently Ash Wednesday began right before Matins with the observance of the Gradual Psalms. Sadly these are not given as a devotion in the Anglican Breviary. … Continue reading

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Ordo Epiphany II


EPIPHANY II January 15.  NOTE: the American Prayer Book (APB) has a different order for the Gospel readings. This affects the Antiphon on Magnificat & Benedictus, the lessons in the 3rd Nocturn and the Gospel at Mass. To follow the … Continue reading

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Octave Day of the Epiphany


On January 13th the Anglican Catholic Church celebrates the Octave Day of the Epiphany of Our Lord. But, in order that Water should have the power to purify man from his sins, it was necessary that it should be brought … Continue reading

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On Cranmer’s Advent Collects (i)


The Reformation really happened … also in England I will admit that I have always (and especially) disliked Cranmer’s second collect for Advent. I dislike (and disapprove) of almost all of his liturgical creativity. Cranmer’s creativity is steeped in Protestantism and … Continue reading

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St. Joachim’s Feast


The Orthodox Church has celebrated the feast of St. Joachim for a very long time. Much longer than the Roman rite has celebrated this feast. The feast has always been celebrated by them in close association with the birthday of … Continue reading

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For the Octave of Assumption


As Christ is Lord, so Mary is Lady and sovereign. He who bends the knee before the Son, kneels before the Mother. At the sound of her name the devils tremble, men rejoice, the Angels glorify God. Mary and Christ … Continue reading

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Ordo August 14 – 20 Simple Kalendar


NOTE: the Simple Kalendar leaves out a good many feasts. In order to make the kalendar slightly less simple the feasts from the Universal Kalendar could be commemorated at Matins, Lauds & Vespers if so desired. All you need is … Continue reading

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