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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Friday, January 29, 2016

“Nobody knew what it meant or where it came from.”

Well, then why not give a new meaning to the season we call Shrovetide? The following are first steps in that direction. Although I prefer the original, I give here the NKJV for purposes of perspicuity. I provide Incipit; Law; Prophets; Gradual Psalm; Epistle; Tract; and Gospel. It has lectio semi-continua and a deep, cross-hatched web of themes and motifs. Most of its lections are never encountered in the RCL on Sundays or major holidays.

The Sunday called Septuagesima, or the third Sunday before Lent.

The Sunday called Sexagesima, or the second Sunday before Lent.

The Sunday called Quinquagesima, or the next Sunday before Lent.

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