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Zephyrinus is delighted to be able to strongly recommend, to all Readers, the availability, now, of the new Ordo MMXV, from THE SAINT LAWRENCE PRESS LTD ONLINE SHOP
An excellent Review of this Ordo can be read on the Blog of Fr John Hunwicke, which is available at FR HUNWICKE'S MUTUAL ENRICHMENT
Fr Hunwicke's Review includes the following Text:
"This little book will show you, day by day, a wonderland in which Festivals have:
Octaves and Vigils;
Humble Festivals have First Vespers, in accordance with a Tradition which goes back even behind the New Covenant to the Judaic system;
Commemorations enable you to remember Festivals which are partly obscured by other observances;
The Last Gospel is sometimes changed to enable a different Gospel to be read;
Newman's favourite Canticle "Quicumque vult" (the 'Athanasian Creed') is said; et cetera and kai ta loipa.
What you will get a glimpse of is The Roman Rite as it was in 1939, before the Pius XII changes got under way. Not many, of course, will feel able to observe this Calendar in their Mass and Office. But you will understand the 'reformed' rites of 1962 and 1970 so very much better by seeing what they replaced.
Rather like understanding a diverse landscape all the better, by having the geological knowledge of what's underground, so as to understand why the visible contours and strata are the way they are.
You will see, give or take some details, the skeleton and structure of The Daily Prayer of Blessed John Henry Newman, Bishop Challoner, The English Martyrs, all The Saints (and sinners and common ordinary Christians) of The Western Church in the 17th-Century, 18th-Century and 19th-Century.
You will get some surprises !
Go for it !!!"Zephyrinus recommends this Ordo to all Readers. It contains so much information that is not mentioned, or available, to today's Catholics in their present-day "single sheet Newsletters".