Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lutheranism done right

Misery Synod, of course. =(

Non-gay homosexuals to remain eligible for Holy Orders

'The Windsor Continuation Group (WCG) Monday presented the world’s Anglican bishops with a proposal to create a pastoral forum that would create a “safe space” for conservative Anglicans who have left their churches. It also recommended a “future” and “retrospective” moratorium on same-sex blessings, the ordination of openly gay homosexuals and cross-border interventions by provinces.'

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine...

Robert Goulet plays himself...sort of.

Latin Mass (Rite II - 1979 BCP)

From the Church of the Advent of Christ the King in San Francisco. Mass is sung in Latin there on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 5pm.

Mystery Worship report here.

(^ Introit to Gloria)

(^ Collect to Gospel)

(^ Sermon)

(^ Creed and Intercessions)

(^ Offertory to Sanctus)

(^ Eucharistic Prayer to Ecce Agnus Dei)

(^ Holy Communion to Angelus)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Support our troops


Guilty pleasures

À propos de rien, here's Sid Vicious in a thong.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Churches to visit on my trip to England next year:

*St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill
*St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town
*St Mary the Virgin, Bourne Street
*Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
*All Saints, Margaret Street
*Immaculate Heart of Mary, Brompton Road

Depending on whether I can swing an extra week, and whether I can get there from Manchester, I'd love to see the English Missal bastion of All Saints, North Street in York.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A New Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord be with you
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

A proper preface is said, found on pp. 218-226 of the Book of Alternative Services.

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest!

Blessed + is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!

We laud and glorify your name, O God, for the gracious favour you have shown to your children. Wondrously you created us in love, and still more wondrously you redeemed us by the sending and sacrifice of your only Son. He shattered the hardness of human hearts and proclaimed an eternal kingdom of justice and love.

When the time came for him to be glorified by a death he willingly embraced, he shared supper with his disciples. He took this bread into his sacred and caring hands; he blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them saying:

“All of you, take and eat of this, for this is my body, which will be broken for your sake. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper, he took this cup of wine: he blessed it and gave it to them saying:

“All of you take and drink from this, for this is my blood of the new and eternal covenant, the mystery of faith; it will be shed for you and for the multitude, so that sin may be blotted out. Whenever you drink it, do so for the remembrance of me.”

Now, O God, we gather to fulfil his command. We plead his sacrifice before you, and though we can add nothing to it, we offer you these gifts of bread and wine, in obedience to our Lord’s ordinance. Accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, by the hand of your holy angels, and let it ascend to your heavenly throne as a pleasing offering, looking beyond our shortcomings through your infinite mercy. Send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts and upon us, transforming them by your power that they may be for us the Body and Blood of Christ, and that we receiving them may be sanctified + for your service. Grant also to all who have gone before us the healing comfort of your eternal presence. All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord:

Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever. Amen.