The Cloisters. Basilica Of Saint Paul-Without-The-Walls, Rome. Author: Dnalor 01. Licence (CC-BY-SA 3.0). Wikimedia Commons.

Friday, 30 October 2020

The Feast Day Of All Saints’ (1 November) And The Feast Day Of All Souls’ (2 November).


The Forerunners of Christ
with Saints and Martyrs.
Artist: Fra Angelico (1395 –1455).
Date: 1420s.
This File: 31 October 2007.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Sunday, 1 November 2020.
All Saints’ Day.

A Holy Day Of Obligation.
Where Will You Go To Mass ?
All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas, The Feast of All Saints, or, The Solemnity of All Saints.

“All Souls’ Day”.
Artist: Jakub Schikaneder (1855–1924).
Date: 1888.
Source/Photographer: Ophelia2
(Wikimedia Commons)

Monday, 2 November 2020.
All Souls’ Day.

Let us, on this day, be present at The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass, when The Church implores God to grant to The Faithful Departed, who can now do nothing for themselves, the remission of all their sins and Eternal Rest.

And let us visit the Cemeteries, where their bodies repose,
and Pray for them. To recite the “De Profundis” (Psalm 129) (The Prayer For The Dead), at the graves, would be a wonderful Act of Charity.

The Holy See granted a Plenary Indulgence on All Souls’ Day, “Toties Quoties” [Editor: Repeatedly. An Indulgence in The Roman Catholic Church that may be gained or granted as often as the required works are performed], applicable to The Souls of The Departed, to all those who visit a Church or Cemetery, and Pray for The Departed, and, also, for the intention of
The Sovereign Pontiff.

The following Text is from ONE PETER FIVE

From a Reader, comes this list of the Special Indulgences that can be gained for The Poor Souls in Purgatory during this week of All Souls’ Commemorations:

Courtesy of Bridegroom Press:

Grant #29.1.1.

For The Souls in Purgatory.

Plenary Indulgence.

A Plenary Indulgence, applicable only to The Souls in Purgatory, is granted each and every day from 1 November to 8 November, who devoutly visit a Cemetery and there Pray, if only mentally, for The Departed.

“The Day of The Dead”.
Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905).
Date: 1859.
Source/Photographer: Unknown.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Grant #29.1.2.

All Souls’ Day.

Plenary Indulgence.

A Plenary Indulgence is granted The Faithful who, on All Souls’ Day, devoutly visit a Church, or an Oratory, and recite an Our Father and The Creed.

English: All Saints' Day in Röke, Sweden.
A graveyard outside a Lutheran Church, in the
Swedish City of Röke, during Allhallowtide.
(Note the lighted Candles on all the graves.)
Svenska: Alla helgons dag i Röke i Sverige.
Source: Own work.
Author: David Castor (user:dcastor)
(Wikimedia Commons)

The following Text is from ABBA AVINU

“It is, therefore, a holy and wholesome thought to Pray for The Dead . . .” (2 Maccabees 12:46).

Today, as we visit the graves of our loved ones who have gone before us, and Pray for their Souls, let us also remember and Pray for those Souls in Purgatory who have no one to Pray for them, or, to offer Holy Masses for them.

Sadly, these days, many Funeral Masses sound like Canonisation Services, when statements are made, like: “He/she (the deceased) must be in Heaven looking at all of you gathered here”, or, “Heaven has gained an Angel, today”; which lead people to believe that the person is now in Heaven and, thus, they neglect Praying for the Soul of the deceased.

To quote “Catholic Answers”: Contrary to common assumption, the purpose of The Funeral Mass is NOT to “celebrate the life of the deceased”, but to offer Worship to God for Christ’s victory over death, to comfort the mourners with Prayers, and to Pray for the Soul of the deceased.

No matter how well a person is presumed to have lived, we cannot assume that he/she has gone straight to Heaven, but we must Pray for the Soul and offer Holy Masses for the deceased.

Saint Augustine of Hippo, Father and Doctor of The Church, wrote in “The City of God”: “By assisting them, we shall not only give great pleasure to God, but will acquire also great merit for ourselves. And, in return for our suffrages, these Blessed Souls will not neglect to obtain for us many Graces from God, but particularly the Grace of Eternal Life.

Illustration: RAIDER COUNTRY

“I hold for certain that a Soul delivered from Purgatory by the suffrages of a Christian, when she [Editor: The Soul] enters Paradise, will not fail to say to God: “Lord, do not suffer to be lost that person who has liberated me from the prison of Purgatory, and has brought me to the enjoyment of Thy Glory sooner than I have deserved.” ”

One of The Spiritual Works of Mercy is: “To Pray for The Living and The Dead.”

Saint John Marie Vianney said: “If it were but known how great is the power of the good Souls in Purgatory with The Heart of God, and, if we knew all the Graces we can obtain through their intercession, they would not be so forgotten. We must, therefore, Pray much for them, that they Pray much for us.”

May Our Lord have mercy on all Souls in Purgatory, and through our Prayers, joined with the intercession of The Blessed Virgin Mary and The Saints, may many Souls see Him, Face to Face, soon.

Our Lady Of Ushaw.

Our Lady of Ushaw,
Saint Cuthbert's Chapel,
Ushaw Seminary, County Durham, England.
Photo: April 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: Zephyrinus.

Ushaw Seminary, County Durham, England.
Solemn High Mass 1960.
Available on YouTube at

“Ave Regina Cælorum”.
Composer: Tomas Luis de Victoria.
Sung by: The Sixteen
Director of Music: Harry Christophers
Available on YouTube at

Ave, Regina cælorum,
Ave, Domina Angelorum:
Salve, radix, salve, Porta,
Ex qua mundo lux est orta:
Gaude Virgo gloriosa,
Super omnes speciosa,
Vale, o valde decora,
Et pro nobis Christum exora.

Divine Holy Mass.
Saint Cuthbert's Chapel,
Ushaw Seminary, County Durham, England.
Photo: April 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: Zephyrinus.

“Ave Regina Cælorum”.
Composer: Orlande de Lassus.
Sung by: The Tallis Scholars.
Director of Music: Peter Phillips.
Available on YouTube at

Solemn Requiem Mass.
With a very young Richard Hawker as Master of Ceremonies (MC).
Mr. Hawker is now Head Sacristan at Westminster Cathedral.
Our Lady of Ushaw statue can be seen behind the Deacon,
who is sitting on the Sedilia.
Saint Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Seminary, County Durham, England.
Photo: April 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: Zephyrinus.

“Salve, Regina”,
from The Eton Choir Book.
Composer: William Cornysh.
Sung by: The Tallis Scholars.
Director of Music: Peter Phillips.
Available on YouTube at

Divine Holy Mass,
Saint Cuthbert's Chapel,
Ushaw Seminary, County Durham, England.
Photo: April 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: Zephyrinus.

The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopædia.

Ushaw College is a former Catholic Seminary, near the village of Ushaw Moor, County Durham, England. It was Founded in 1808 by scholars from The English College, Douai, France, who had fled France after The French Revolution.

Ushaw College was affiliated with The University of Durham from 1968 and was the principal Roman Catholic Seminary for the training of Catholic Priests in The North of England, finally closing in 2011 due to the shortage of Vocations.

The buildings and grounds are now maintained by a Charitable Trust.

Solemn Requiem Mass,
Saint Cuthbert's Chapel,
Ushaw Seminary, County Durham, England.
Photo: April 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: Zephyrinus.

Solemn Requiem Mass.
Saint Cuthbert's Chapel,
Ushaw Seminary, County Durham, England.
Photo: April 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: Zephyrinus.

Dawn Mass.
The English Martyrs Side-Chapel.
Ushaw Seminary, County Durham, England.
Photo: April 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: Zephyrinus.

Saint Cuthbert's Chapel,
Ushaw Seminary, Durham, England.
A perfect setting for the Celebration of The Divine Mass.
Photo: April 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: Zephyrinus.

Saint Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Seminary, Durham, England. A perfect setting for the Celebration of The Divine Mass. Please God, one day this Chapel will be a regular Mass location, again. During the height of Ushaw Seminary in the 1960s, over 400 Seminarians would attend Daily Divine Mass in this Chapel.
Photo: April 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: Zephyrinus.

Thursday, 29 October 2020

“Missæ Defunctorum” (Mass For The Dead). Have You Recently Asked Your Pastor Or Parish Priest To Say A Mass For Your Deceased Family, Relatives, And Friends ?

The above Text is from 2 Maccabees 12:46 in The Douay-Rheims Bible.

This Article is taken from, and can be read in full at,

All Souls' Day Liturgy.
Celebrated at The Church of All Saints,
Minneapolis, by Fr. Gerard Saguto, FSSP.
Photo: Tracy Fallaschek Dunne.

Cornwall (“Kernow”). Cornish Paintings. Cornish Pilchards. Cornish Pasties. Cornish Language. Cornish Rugby. Cornish Flag.

"The Greeting".
Artist: Walter Langley (1852–1922).
Date: 1904.
(Wikimedia Commons)

A Story Of The Cornish Language.
Available on YouTube at

Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopædia.

Walter Langley (8 June 1852 – 21 March 1922) was an English Painter and Founder of The Newlyn School of “Plein Air” Artists.

In 1884, Langley was elected a Member of the RBSA and continued to exhibit widely throughout the U.K,, and abroad. Later in his career, his reputation grew. One of Langley's paintings was singled out as "a beautiful and true work of art" by Leo Tolstoy, in his book " What is Art ? ", while, in 1895, Langley was invited by The Uffizi to contribute a self-portrait to hang alongside those of Raphael, Rubens and Rembrandt in their collection of portraits of great artists.

Today his work is considered "vital to the image of The Newlyn School" and, "alongside Stanhope Forbes . . . the most consistent in style and substantial in output".

Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow), is a Ceremonial County and Unitary Authority area of England within The United Kingdom. Cornwall is a peninsula bordered to the North and West by The Celtic Sea, to the South by The English Channel, and to the East by The County of Devon, over The River Tamar.

Cornwall has a population of 536,000 and covers an area of 3,563 km2 (1,376 sq mi). The Administrative Centre, and only City in Cornwall, is Truro, although the Town of Saint Austell has the largest population.

Still retaining their traditional character, the villages of
Kingsand and Cawsand, in Cornwall, situated on the Rame Peninsula,
are popular with tourists. They are untouched by time with
a fascinating smuggling and fishing past.

The Sound Of The Cornish Language.
Available on YouTube at

Cornish Pilchards.
Illustration: AMAZON

Cornish Pilchard
(Sardina Pilchardus).
Photo: April 2011.
Source: Own work.
Attribution: © Citron / CC-BY-SA-3.0
Author: Citron/ CC-BY-SA-3.0.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Cornish Rugby.
Available on YouTube at

"Between The Tides".
Artist: Walter Langley (1852–1922).
Date: 1901.
(Wikimedia Commons)

" The Waif ".
Artist: Walter Langley (1852–1922).
Date: 1889.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The area is noted for its wild moorland landscapes, its long and varied coastline, its attractive villages, its many place-names derived from the Cornish language, and its very mild climate. Extensive stretches of Cornwall's coastline, and Bodmin Moor, are protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Flag of Cornwall.
Kernowek: Baner Peran, Baner Kernow
Ænglisc: Cornwealla fana
Brezhoneg: Banniel Sant Piran
Cymraeg: Baner Cernyw
Deutsch: Flagge von Cornwall
Français: Drapeau de saint Piran, Drapeau des Cornouailles
Gaeilge: Bratach na Chorn
Latina: Vexillum Cornubiæ

The County of Cornwall.
Shown within England.
Date: 16 November 2010.
Source: Ordnance Survey OpenData: County boundaries and GB coastline. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Irish, French,
and Isle of Man coastlines, Lough Neagh and Irish border.
Author: Nilfanion
(Wikimedia Commons)

Cornish Pasty.

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Saint Simon And Saint Jude. Apostles. Feast Day, Today, 28 October.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Saint Simon and Saint Jude.
   Feast Day 28 October.

Double of The Second-Class.

Red Vestments.

Saint Simon and Saint Jude.
Artist: René de Cramer.
“Copyright Brunelmar/Ghent/Belgium”.
Used with Permission.

Jude, or Thaddeus, had asked The Master, at The Last Supper, why He manifested Himself to The Apostles and not to the World. Jesus answered that He only manifested Himself to Souls who show Him their fidelity by observing His Commandments.

While Simon announced the Gospel to the peoples of The East, Jude wrote his catholic Epistle, which is still read in The West, and "which", declares Origen, "contains strong Doctrine in a few lines".

In the first part, he foretells the condemnation of heretics; he compares them to clouds without water, to Autumn trees without fruit, and to wandering stars, for whom profound darkness is apportioned for all Eternity. Like the rebel Angels, they shall burn for ever in avenging flames.

In the second part, he exhorts The Faithful not to be deceived by the seducers, but to remain firm in their Faith in God and Christ. ["My well-beloved, rising like an edifice on the Foundation of your Holy Faith and Praying by The Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God."

The Archangel Saint Michael, Saint Jude again declares, was established by The Most High as Guardian of The Tomb of Moses. Having, on this occasion, to fight with Satan, probably to hinder him taking possession of the Prophet's body, out of respect for his Angelical dignity, he left to God to condemn him Himself, saying: "May The Lord rebuke him."

The Church puts these very words on the lips of the Priests in The Prayers of Pope Leo XIII, which are said after Low Mass at the foot of the Altar. (Editor: The Leonine Prayers.)]

Mass: Mihi autem.
Preface: Of The Apostles.

English: Church of Saint Simon and Saint Jude (Thaddeus),
Polski: Koścół z XIII wieku.
Date: 24 March 2006 (original upload date).
Source: Transferred from pl.wikipedia to Commons.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopædia.

According to Tradition, Saint Jude suffered Martyrdom, about 65 A.D., in Beirut, in the Roman Province of Syria, together with the Apostle, Simon the Zealot, with whom he is usually connected. The axe that he is often shown holding in pictures symbolises the way in which he was killed.

Their Acts and Martyrdom were recorded in an Acts of Simon and Jude, that was among the collection of passions and legends traditionally associated with the legendary Abdias, Bishop of Babylon, and said to have been translated into Latin by his disciple, Tropaeus Africanus, according to the Golden Legend account of the Saints.

Sometime after his death, Saint Jude's body was brought from Beirut to Rome and placed in a Crypt in Saint Peter's Basilica, which was visited by many devotees. Now, his bones are in the Left Transept of Saint Peter's Basilica, under the main Altar of Saint Joseph, in one tomb with the remains of the Apostle Simon the Zealot.

Saint Thaddeus (Jude), Saint Sandukht,
and other Christians in Sanatruk's prison.
This File: 14 December 2009.
User: 517design
Source: Armenian History in Italian Art - Հայոց Պատմության Էջեր.
Author: Fusaro (19th-Century).

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

A History Of Allhallowtide.

This Article is taken from Wikipedia - the free encyclopædia,
unless stated otherwise.

Triumph of The Church,
Alternative title:
Allegory of The Active Church
and The Triumphant Church
and The Dominican Order.
Artist: Andrea di Bonaiuto (14th-Century).
Description: The Way of Salvation fresco is in the Spanish Chapel (Cappella Spagnuolo, or Guidalotti Chapel, after the Patron). The Black-Cloaked figures are Dominican Priests (The Black Friars, The Order of Preachers, O.P.), and the Black-and-White Dogs are their symbol. (Founded by Saint Dominic to Preach against heresies, they were referred to as "Domini Canes", The Hounds of God.)
Date: 1365-1367.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Available on YouTube at

Allhallowtide, Hallowtide, All-Saintstide, or, The Hallowmas Season, is The Triduum [Editor: Three Days] encompassing the Western Christian observances of All Saints' Eve (Halloween), All Saints' Day (All Hallows') and All Souls' Day, which last from 31 October to 2 November, annually.

Allhallowtide is a "time to remember The Dead, including Martyrs, Saints, and all Faithful Departed Christians." The present date of Hallowmas (All Saints' Day) and thus also of its Vigil (Hallowe'en) was established for Rome perhaps by Pope Gregory III (731 A.D. – 741 A.D.) and was made "Of Obligation" throughout The Frankish Empire by Louis the Pious in 835 A.D.

Elsewhere, other dates were observed even later, with the date in Ireland being 20 April. In the Early-11th-Century, the modern date of All Souls' Day was popularised, after Abbot Odilo established it as a day for the Monks of Cluny and associated Monasteries to Pray for The Dead.

The word Allhallowtide was first used in 1471, and is derived from two words: The Old English word "Halig", meaning Holy, and the word "Tide", meaning "Time", or, "Season" (cf. Christmastide, Eastertide). The latter part of the word Hallowmas is derived from the word "Mass". The words Hallow and Saint are Synonyms.

The Christian attitude towards the death of Martyrs is first exemplified in The New Testament, which records that, after the beheading of Saint John the Baptist, his disciples respectfully buried him. Saint Stephen was, likewise, "given a Christian burial by his Fellow-Christians after he had been stoned to death by a mob."

Two of the Post-Nicene Fathers, Ephrem the Syrian, as well as John Chrysostom, both wrote about the importance of honouring the dead; the Theologian Herman Heuser, writes that, in the Early Church, The Feast Days of The Martyrs were "Local Observances", with Churches being built on those sites where their blood was shed. Frances Stewart Mossier explains that this changed during The Persecution of Christians in The Roman Empire, saying that:
This arrangement worked very well at first, but, soon, there were more Martyrs than there were days in the year, and so one day was set apart in honour of them all, and it was called All Saints' Day. This took place about 610 A.D.
The Christians of those times were in the habit of spending the night before All Saints' Day in thinking over the good and helpful lives of those in whose honour the day was kept and in Praying that they might be like them. Services were held in the Churches, and Candles and Incense burned before the Pictures and Statues of The Saints. It was to them (Editor: The people] one of the Holiest and most significant days of all the year.

Following the establishment of All Hallows' Day, and its Vigil, All Hallows' Eve, in the 8th-Century A.D., Abbot Odilo of Cluny popularised the day to Pray for All Souls, forming the third day of The Triduum of Allhallowtide.

The Octave of Allhallowtide, lasting "eight days", was established by Pope Sixtus IV, in 1430, for the whole Western Church. The Octave, however, was eliminated in the 1955 Reforms of The Catholic Church, although it continues to be observed by many Anglicans.

The Faithful may still obtain a Plenary Indulgence by visiting a Cemetery and Praying for The Dead during The Octave of All Hallows.

In The United Kingdom, The Church of EnglandMother Church of The Anglican Communion, extended All Saints-Tide to include Remembrance Sunday in the 20th-Century.

The Vigil Of Saint Simon And Saint Jude. Apostles. Whose Vigil Is, Today, 27 October.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

The Vigil of Saint Simon and Saint Jude.
   27 October.

Violet Vestments.

Saint Simon and Saint Jude.
By Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876.

Simon, whom Saint Peter calls "The Cananean" to distinguish him from Saint Peter, who bore the same name [Editor: "Simon"], was born at Cana, in Galilee. Saint Luke calls him "Zelotes", because he had probably belonged to the Jewish Party, thus called for its zeal in defending The Faith.

Jude, surnamed "Thaddeus" or "Lebbe" (The Courageous), was, by Cleophas, his father, and Mary, his mother, a nephew to Saint Joseph and The Blessed Virgin Mary and cousin to Jesus. Saint James the Less, first Bishop of Jerusalem and the first Apostle Martyred, and Simeon, who succeeded him in this See, were his brothers.

These Apostles of Christ heard from the lips of The Master, at The Last Supper, the words of the Gospel: "I am the vine, you are the branches. Every branch which bears fruit, My Father shall prune in order that it should bear more."

After having preached the Gospel, at the price of great sufferings, the first in Egypt, the second in Mesopotamia, they were both Martyred in Persia (Introit, Gradual, Communion).

Wherefore, their Feasts are Celebrated on the same day, in the same Office, and their names are mentioned jointly in The Canon of The Mass.

Mass: Intret in conspéctu.
The Gloria is not said.



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Monday, 26 October 2020

Two Ordo Or Not Two Ordo ? That Is The Question. Whether ’Tis Nobler In The Mind To Suffer The Slings And Arrows Of Outrageous “Missalettes” !!!


Illustration is of the 2016 Edition of The ORDO.

Available soon !!!

The ORDO 2021
for The Extraordinary Form of The Mass.

ORDO 2021 will be available for despatch very soon.

Please watch this space on THE SAINT LAWRENCE PRESS LTD

A new Cart for ORDO 2021 will be set up when it is available.
It would be much appreciated if people did not order the 2020 Edition, hoping to get the Ordo 2021.

It is gratifying and pleasing to see so many enquiries already about the
2021 Edition. ORDO 2020 sold very well, with many new customers
from around the World, as a new generation starts to understand
the richness of The Roman Liturgy and to follow the Praxis of previous generations, now gone to The LORD.

November is, of course, a most suitable time to remember them.

Illustration is of the 2016 Edition of The ORDO.

In addition, Fr Hunwicke comments on HIS ORDO (see, below),
for The Ordinary Form of The Mass,

"For those who are Ordinary Form chaps and chappesses,
but would enjoy something which somewhat elevates bog-standard Bugnini,
I commend The ORDO which I still compile.

“Order for The Eucharist and for Morning and Evening Prayer
in The Church of England 2021.
It gives full information, both for The Novus Ordo Roman Rite
(Third Typical Edition of The Roman Missal)
and for The Church of England (Common Worship).
Tufton Books. (By the way, it starts with Advent.)"

Please NOTE: The above text for Fr. Hunwicke is taken from 2015.
No doubt, Fr Hunwicke's 2021 ORDO will be available soon.
Please keep an eye on his Blog

Illustration is of the 2016 Edition of The ORDO.

For those who are Ordinary Form chaps and chappesses,
but would enjoy something which somewhat elevates bog-standard Bugnini,
Fr. Hunwicke commends this ORDO.
Please NOTE: The 2021 Edition will be available very soon.
Illustration: TUFTON BOOKS

Two Ordo, or not Two Ordo: That is the question.
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous “Missalettes”,
Or, to give arms against a sea of troubles,
And, by opposing, end them. To know what Feast it is.
And have a damn good read.

(With Apologies)
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