We deny to claim "any Superiority to ourself
to defyne, decyde, or determyn any Article or Poynt
of the Christian Fayth and Relligion,
or to chang any Ancient Ceremony of the Church
from the Forme before received and observed
by the Catholick and Apostolick Church."

Norman Simplicity

Norman Simplicity
Click image for original | © Vitrearum (Allan Barton)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Still working

Still working on an English Liturgy. I see it as "inflatable" according to the following schema:

The parts in 'green' are the typically English, Cranmerian bits. The parts in 'blue' will require restoration which will simply be aided by taking (and adapting) that which others have gleefully abandoned. Since they threw it out, it is now ours for free.

Having seen that Alcuin begins the liturgical year on Christmas day, I wish I had done so as well. But I started (quite conventionally) with Advent. I am amazed that people continually claim that there is little connection between the propers, prayers, and readings. I find, instead, a semantically-dense web of vertical and horizontal connections which needs saving. I will continue, as time permits, here. See if you don't agree with me.

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