Thursday, 25 September 2014

Pontifical High Mass (Usus Antiquior) At The Cathedral Of Saint John The Baptist, Norwich.


The Text is taken from THE LATIN MASS SOCIETY



The Nave,
Saint John the Baptist Catholic Cathedral,
Norwich, Norfolk, England.
Photo: 29 July 2014.
Source: Own work.
Author: Diliff.
Attribution: "Photo by DAVID ILIFF.
License: CC-BY-SA 3.0".
(Wikimedia Commons)



Saint John the Baptist Catholic Cathedral,
Norwich, Norfolk, England.
Photo: 25 June 2009.
Source: This file was derived from:
Author: original: Nigel Chadwick. Derivative work: Rabanus Flavus.
Attribution: Nigel Chadwick.
(Wikimedia Commons)


Breakthrough in former "Liturgical desert"


Good news !

Bishop Alan Hopes, recently appointed Bishop of East Anglia, will celebrate Pontifical High Mass in the Old Rite in Norwich's Catholic Cathedral on All Saints' Day (Saturday 1st November) at 12 noon.

The Catholic Cathedral address is: Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 2PA.

For very many years, East Anglia Diocese could quite accurately, and without any lack of charity, have been described as a liturgical desert, as far as the Traditional Mass was concerned. Coincidentally, or perhaps not, vocations plummeted. More than that, there was tangible hostility from many diocesan clergy, all the way up to the top. The arrival of Bishop Hopes marks a thaw in the long winter.



The Sanctuary,
Saint John the Baptist Catholic Cathedral,
Norwich, Norfolk, England.
Photo: 29 July 2014.
Source: Own work.
Author: Diliff.
Attribution: "Photo by DAVID ILIFF.
License: CC-BY-SA 3.0".
(Wikimedia Commons)


Bishop Hopes celebrated a number of Traditional Masses for the LMS in Westminster Cathedral during his time as auxiliary bishop there, and has also conferred the Traditional Rite of Confirmation for us at the LMS's annual ceremony in London. So the faithful of East Anglia are in good hands.

It is worth remembering the LMS's role in all of this. We have been trying to get a Traditional Mass celebrated at Norwich Catholic Cathedral for many months, since before Bishop Alan was appointed in fact. After repeatedly negative responses, we tried again shortly after his appointment and were met with a sympathetic reply. It is one of the things that the LMS does to keep up the pressure for more Traditional Masses. It's one of the reasons why, if you're not already a member of the LMS, you should join us.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE CELEBRATION OF TRADITIONAL LATIN MASSES ACROSS ENGLAND AND WALES, PLEASE VISIT THE LATIN MASS SOCIETY WEBSITE


3 comments:

  1. The last Tridentine Mass I believe was 1974,organised by the L M S after this St Johns interior was raped mostly under Canon McBride the Rector.The Sanctuary demolished in total,including the first permanent High Altar [which allowed the church to be consecrated] Communion Rail,so today there is no High Altar with Tabernacle.All votive Satues destroyed for the most part and all choir material in latin burnt,also the Westminster Hymnals.so it with great delight and profound thanks to the L M S and Bishop Hopes that I will again witness and attend Mass

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is such good news and much thanks to the L M S and Bishop Hopes

    ReplyDelete
  3. . . . Sanctuary demolished, including the first permanent High Altar. Communion Rails gone. No High Altar with Tabernacle. All Votive Statues destroyed. All Latin Choir material burnt. Westminster Hymnals burnt.

    What a success the Post-Conciliar actions were.

    I echo your sincere and profound thanks, albert cooper, to the LMS and Bishop Hopes for permitting the atrocious situation, mentioned above, to begin to be repaired.

    Deo Gratias, indeed.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...