Tag Archives: Lent

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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The Seven Penitential Psalms


During Lent it is customary to recite the so called Seven Penitential Psalms followed by the Litany (though it is not necessary to recite the Litany every time these Psalms are said – the Psalms may be said without the … Continue reading

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Shrovetide


Once upon a time … There was no fairytale. Not here, not now anyway. No. Instead there used to be Shrovetide and not merely Shrove Tuesday, the excesses of Carnaval and Mardi gras, and pancakes. Since the time of preparation … Continue reading

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