May the three-fold blessing of the Triune God be upon all who visit my blog.
Pray for me, a sinner.
Good St. Matthew, pray for me
The General Collect of The Family Uher
O MIGHTY and merciful God, who gavest thy Son Jesus Christ to be born of the Blessed Virgin Mary and to be guarded by the just, venerable, and blessed Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse: Keep the Holy Family ever before our eyes so that we may rightly order our own family to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord who with thee and the Holy Ghost art one God in glory everlasting. Amen.
St Columba, pray for me.
Pilgrimage of Grace
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ETERNAL Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all of the souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, those within my house, and in my own family. Amen.
In the Holy City JERUSALEM
The time in my wee Hermitage
In Holy Glastonbury & Old Sarum
Ave Jesu Christe
Our Lady of the Atonement, pray for us.
O God of unchangeable Power and eternal Light: Lookfavourably on thy whole Church, that wonderful and sacred Mystery; by the effectual working of thy Providence, carryout in tranquillity the plan of Salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being madenew, and that all things are being brought to their perfectionby Him through Whom all things were made, thy Son JesusChrist our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unityof the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Once upon a time I attended a most uplifting Evensong using the 1928 U.S. rite where, after the Psalms were sung in Anglican chant, theGloria Patri was not sung. No, using the permissive rubric of that Prayer Book, the choir and congregation sangGloria in excelsis Deo to Sarum plainsong, and during the chanting the Altar was censed as the congregation lit candles one from another, candles which they had been given prior to the service.
The somewhat dark old church with poor lighting became ablaze with light. A little child, a boy of perhaps three or four in his father's arms, looking all around the Church at the brilliant gleaming candlelight called out in joyful voice "Light of Christ! Light of Christ! Light of Christ!" and the congregation in one of those rare spontaneous moments of angelic unity called out in resounding reply "Thanks be to God".