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
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Fix

Our collects are adapted to the lectionary. You can't change one without the other. So, everything must remain as is, status quo ante, but with these enrichments:

  1. Full restoration of the Octaves of Christmas, Easter and Pentecost;
  2. Full restoration of the four Ember Weeks;
  3. Filling out of Ferias iv, vi, and of the Sabbato, especially in Advent and Lent; and finally
  4. A thematic revision of the Lectionary for Mattins and Evensong, as per example which follows

These selections are, in fact, the same for the revised Table provided to the proposed English 1928 Prayer Book (and, apparently, our own 1928).

This would allow the necessary supplementation of missing material without changing or lengthening the Sunday or Holy Day Eucharist. The work has already been done. And it would result in a thoroughly rigorous and demanding regula.

For example, here is one possible rendition, which lengthens some selections which were obviously shortened because of controversial passages. This is an ever-present danger even in our 1928, where harsh or hard readings were replaced. This allows a fuller representation of end-time, apocalyptic elements (yellow) and, as mentioned, is a fairly rigorous amount of work for the average layman.

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