01 January 2017

The Feast Of The Circumcision 1865

I copied an Ordo for England and Wales a couple of years ago which showed what parish life looked like before the changes introduced by Pope St Pius X which began a process of disastrous liturgical change in the Latin Rite Church.  I'll try to do the same this year, but will probably leave out the sententious obiter dicta.which added, I think, little of value.

1 SUNDAY (Vacant) CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD double of the second class. Creed (till the Octave of the Epiphany inclusively); Preface of Christmas (till the Epiphany). White. Second Vespers of the Feast, commemoration of the Octave of St Stephen only.

NB Plenary Indulgence from the First Vespers till sunset of the Feast; and thus on all Feasts of or LORD and the BVM. [In Diocese of Liverpool Plenary Indulgence on all Sundays.]

2 Monday Octave of St Stephen, Proto-Martyr, double. Commemoration of Octaves of St Thomas, St John and Holy Innocents. Red.

3 Tuesday. Octave of St John, Apostle and Evangelist, double. Commemoration of Octaves of St Thomas and Holy Innocents, Preface of the Apostles. White.

4 Wednesday. Octave of the Holy Innocents, double. Commemoration of the Octave of St Thomas. Red.

5 Thursday. Vigil. Octave of St Thomas Bishop Martyr. Commemoration of Vigil of the Epiphany and St Telesphorus; last Gospel of Vigil. Red.

6 Friday EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD, double of the first class, with an Octave, during which the Preface of the Epiphany is said. White. Second Vespers of the Feast. Plenary Indulgence. Abstinence.

The Indulgence ends.

7 Saturday. Of the Octave, semidouble; second prayers of the BVM, third prayers for the Church or the Pope White. [In Dioceses of Clifton, St David's and Newport, and Plymouth, principal Mass of BVM with Gloria, one prayer and Creed; Litany of the BVM,and Benediction. White.]

The Parish of St Mary in Chippenham is served by the Rev Maurice Victor Domenge, a Missionary Priest of the Congregation of St Francis of Sales.  On Sundays and Holydays Mass and Instruction take place at 10.30. Catechism is at 5.30. Vespers, instruction and Benediction are at 6.30.  Confessions on saturday from 5.00 to 7.00 pm, and on Sundays and Holydays before Mass.


Rubricarius said...

Excellent to see this. Your series on 1863 was a splendid resource.

Mike Cliffson said...

happy new year!
We have still to celebrate reyes. on the 5ht eve and 6th the very day aka 3 wise men aka epihany aka.....with it's procession and presis and..the local watermelon council unlike madrid yet maintains a multiscened crib in one of the main squares, anunciaqcion visitation travel to bethlehem no room at the inn(mechanism slams door, roman census blessing in the temple magi slaughter of innocents reduced to two flight to egypt,brussels sprouts represent cabbages.......iVe a down on henry the eightth, i used to reserve my ire for cromwell......
not much to do with yr post , ! god bless

Mike Cliffson said...

forgot shepherds washing socks but there too - very instructive to the kids, they ll not get much otherwise

Marc Puckett said...

Happy to see the new year!

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