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, August 15, 2015

Die unendliche Geschichte

Why is it yet "Another grim day for Tradition..."?

The Saint Lawrence Press:

The 'liturgical books of 1962' have seen considerable revision of the once beautiful feast with changes both in 1960 and, previously, with the introduction of novel texts in the 1950s ... The 1950's creation is banal and ugly compared with the ancient texts ... The Octave was abolished in 1955 and so, within the space of five years, over a millenium's veritable tradition, organic development and beauty was simply tossed aside in the name of 'living tradition'.

1 comment:

  1. In the high Middle Ages, Notre Dame cathedral in Paris had a magnificent altarpiece depicting the Assumption that they used to open only on the feast of the Assumption and for the duration of its octave. So far as I know, it was destroyed during the Revolution (along with the stone choir screen, and many things beside), but imagine it had survived to our own times. Would it suffer the base indignities of Signum Magnum? That's assuming its survival there, and it not now being on display in the Louvre.

    Alas for the folly of our time!