Saint Paul-Without-The-Walls, Rome. Author: Herbert Weber, Hildesheim. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. Wikimedia Commons.

19 September 2021

Traditional Latin Masses In Kent At: Tenterden; Ramsgate; Chislehurst; Tunbridge Wells. And Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

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Zephyrinus is delighted to publicise
The Traditional Latin Masses,
which are Celebrated in Kent
on a regular Weekly basis on Sundays and on certain Feast Days and Holy Days of Obligation during the Week.

Also, in Essex (Leigh-on-Sea) on
The First Sunday of every Month.

There is a vibrant and happy group
who attend these Masses
and meet, after Mass (in Kent),
for lovely Lunches in various hostelries.

Do come and join us.
You will all be most welcome.

Besides Glorifying God in an Edifying,
Holy, and Traditional manner, you will see
the wonderful Kent and Essex countrysides
changing throughout the Seasons,
which, in itself, Glorifies God.




Traditional Latin Masses are Celebrated

at the

Church of Saint Andrew,
47, Ashford Road,
Tenterden, Kent TN30 6LL,

at 1200 hrs,

and on certain Feast Days and Holy Days of Obligation.



Zephyrinus is grateful to Tony V at PRAY TELL UNCHAINED
for providing information on Usus Antiquior Masses in Ramsgate, Kent.

Traditional Latin Mass at Saint Augustine's,
Ramsgate, Kent.

Saint Augustine's Shrine,
Ramsgate, Kent.

Times of Traditional Latin
(Usus Antiquior) Masses.


Saint Augustine’s Church,
Saint Augustine’s Road,
Kent CT11 9PA.

Telephone: 01843 592 071.

Traditional Latin Masses at

1200 hrs on every Sunday


0930 hrs on Fridays.



Saint Ethelbert and Saint Gertrude Church,
Ramsgate, Kent.

Saint Ethelbert and Saint Gertrude Church,
72, Hereson Road,
Kent CT11 7DS.

Traditional Latin Mass at

0930 hrs every Wednesday.



Saint Augustine's Church,
Tunbridge Wells, Kent.


Saint Augustine’s Church,
Crescent Road,
Royal Tunbridge Wells,
Kent TN1 2LY.

Telephone: 01892 522525.

Traditional Latin Mass at

1900 hrs every Wednesday.



Saint Mary's Church,
Chislehurst, Kent.


Saint Mary's Church
28 Crown Lane,
Kent BR7 5PL.


Telephone: 020 8467 3215.

Traditional Latin Mass at

1100 hrs every Sunday


1930 hrs every Friday.



Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Joseph Church,


Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Joseph Church,
161, Leigh Road,
Essex SS9 1J.

Telephone: 01702 478078.


Traditional Latin Mass at

1600 hrs on The First Sunday of every Month.

Followed by
Solemn Vespers

Should you wish your Church in Kent and/or Essex to be displayed, showing when The Traditional Latin Mass is Celebrated, please leave a Comment in The Comment Box.

“The Mass Of The Foundation Of The Trinitarian Order”.
Artist: Juan Carreño de Miranda.
Illustration: LOUVRE



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Saint Januarius And His Companions. Martyrs. Feast Day 19 September.

English: The Martyrdom of Saint Januarius in the Amphitheatre at Pozzuoli.
Artist: Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1653).
Date: Circa 1636.
Current location: Cathedral in PozzuoliNaplesItaly
(Wikimedia Commons)

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

Saint Januarius (San Gennaro) and his Companions.
   Feast Day 19 September.


Red Vestments.

"At Pozzuoli, in Campania, Italy," says The Roman Martyrology, "The Feast of The Holy Martyrs, Januarius (San Gennaro), Bishop of Beneventum, Festus (his Deacon), Desiderius (his Lector), Socius, a Deacon of The Church at Misenum, Proculus, a Deacon of Pozzuoli, Eutychius, and Acutius, who, after having been bound with chains, were cast into prison and beheaded, under Emperor Diocletian (305 A.D.).

"The body of Saint Januarius was taken to Naples and honourably buried in the Church where his blood is still preserved in a glass phial. When the phial is placed near the head of The Holy Martyr, the blood liquefies and bubbles as if it had just been shed."

This Miracle, known as The Miracle of Saint Januarius, still takes place. The blood, contained in two glass phials where it is coagulated into a dark-red mass, increases in volume and weight; on liquefying, it becomes bright-red, while the surface is covered with bubbles, wherefore it is said to boil.

The Miracle takes place three times a year: During the Feast of May, lasting nine days, from the First Sunday in the Month; in September, during eight days, from 19 September to 26 September; and on 16 December.

Mass: Salus autem.
Gospel: Sedénte Jesu.

18 September 2021

Saint Joseph Of Cupertino. Confessor. Feast Day, Today, 18 September.

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

Saint Joseph of Cupertino.
   Feast Day 18 September.


White Vestments.

English: Saint Joseph of Cupertino is lifted in flight
at the sight of The Basilica of Loreto
Italiano: S. Giuseppe da Copertino si eleva in volo
alla vista della Basilica di Loreto.
Artist: Ludovico Mazzanti (1686-1775).
Date: 18th-Century.
Current location: Church of Saint Joseph of Cupertino, Osimo, Italy.
(Wikimedia Commons)

A humble son of Saint Francis, whose Stigmata we Commemorated yesterday, Saint Joseph also glorifies The Cross of Jesus, which The Liturgy exalted, recently, on 14 September (The Exaltation of The Holy Cross).

Like the Seraphic Patriarch, he strove to remain attached to The Cross by absolute Poverty, heroic Obedience, and Virginal Purity.

Such was his spirit of sacrifice and Prayer, that he accepted with Holy Patience and great serenity to be misunderstood and calumniated (Offertory). Wherefore, God, Who exalts the humble, caused him to pass from the rank of Brother to that of Clerk and to be made a Priest.

He wrought such Miracles that he implored Heaven to withdraw from him the remarkable powers with which he was endowed. He died a Holy Death at Osimo, Italy, in 1663.

Mass: Diléctio Dei.
Gospel: Loquebátur Jesus.

The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopædia.

Joseph of Cupertino, O.F.M. Conv. (Italian: Giuseppe da Copertino) (17 June 1603 – 18 September 1663) was an Italian Conventual Franciscan Friar who is honoured as a Christian Mystic and Saint. He was said to be prone to miraculous levitation and intense ecstatic visions.

English: The Nave,
Altarpiece: The Miracle of Saint Joseph of Cupertino.
Français: La partie droite de la nef de la
Tableau du retable: Le miracle de
Italiano: Il lato destro della navata della
Pala d'altare: Il miracolo di Giuseppe da Copertino da Giuseppe Nogari.
Photo: 30 May 2016.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Ember Saturday In September.

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

Ember Saturday in September.

Station at Saint Peter’s.

Violet Vestments.

Iona Abbey,

On the fifteenth day of the seventh month of the year, the Jews used to celebrate, at the conclusion of the harvest, The Feast of Tabernacles, and lived during eight days under tents, or huts made of foliage, in remembrance of the nomadic life of the Israelites in the desert (Second Lesson).

This Feast was preceded, on the tenth of the month, by the very solemn Day of Expiation, called Holy (First Lesson). On this day, the High Priest purified himself in the basin which stood before the Sanctuary *, then, taking the blood of the victims, he entered The Holy of Holies and Prayed near The Mercy-Seat (Epistle). [* The Holy Water Stoups in our Churches recall this basin, known as "The Brazen Sea".]

The Saturday in The September Ember Week, formerly the seventh month of the year, recalls this Feast, both of Penance and Joy.

The Prophets, Micheas, Zacharias, and Daniel, whose writings were read through during the night, or Vigil, preceding the Sunday *, speak in similar terms of the Salvation brought by God to those who atone for their sins and implore His protection amid the dangers that threaten them. [* Formerly, Mass was not said on Saturday morning; but, after a night passed in Prayer and reading the Scriptures, The Holy Sacrifice was offered at dawn. Hence the large number of Collects and Lessons which characterise The Mass of The Saturday in Ember Week.]

The Epistle shows the new alliance which Jesus Christ has established between our repentant Souls and God, by offering to Him, in the real Holy of Holies, which is Heaven, The Blood which He shed upon The Cross to atone for our sins.

In the same way that Jesus delivered the woman whom Satan had bound for eighteen years, and like the gardener mentioned in the Gospel, the Priests heal our Souls, and, by their Prayers and their untiring zeal, ward off from Souls the rigours of Divine Justice, making them produce the sweet fruits of Penance and good works; this Mass is, therefore, eminently suited for an Ordination.

After the Kyrie, The Tonsure is conferred; after The First Lesson are Ordained The Door-Keepers; after The Second Lesson are Ordained The Readers; after The Third Lesson are Ordained The Exorcists; after The Fourth Lesson are Ordained The Acolytes; after The Fifth Lesson are Ordained The Sub-Deacons; after the Epistle are Ordained The Deacons, and, before the last verse of The Tract, are Ordained The Priests.

Mass: Veníte, adorémus.



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17 September 2021

Ice-Cutter. Rat-Catcher. Lamp-Lighter. Bowling-Alley-Pinsetter. Switch-Board-Operator. Knocker-Upper. These Are Jobs From Yesteryear.

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

Ice Cutters: These were men who cut the ice from frozen lakes. Once cut up, they would transfer their product to the ice delivery men. These ice cutters worked in extreme conditions. Most of them were happy when more people started using the refrigerator for keeping their food safe.

Rat-Catchers: Keeping the rat population under control was practised in Europe to prevent the spread of diseases to man, most notoriously
The Black Plague, and to prevent damage to food supplies.

Lamplighter: Was a person who would go around the City, at night,
and light all the Lamps by hand. They usually held out a long Pole,
with a Wick on the end, to light the Street Lamps.

Bowling Alley Pinsetter: Before Bowling Alleys had machines to reset their Pins, there were people who did it, called “Pinsetters”. It was typically a Teenager’s job and paid very little.
Illustration: THE VINTAGE NEWS

Telephone operators, Seattle, Washington, U.S., 1952.
According to a City archivist, these were probably Seattle City Light employees.Item 24092, City Light Photographic Negatives
(Record Series 1204-01), Seattle Municipal Archives.
Date: 18 July 2008.
This image comes from the Seattle Municipal Archives, via Flickr.
Seattle, Washington State, United States of America.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Switchboard Operator: Up until three decades ago, Switchboard Operators were important players in the Telecommunications industry. They were needed to make Long Distance Calls and to manage Busy Circuits. But, with the advent of Digitised Telecommunications, Switchboard Operators had to find new jobs. These days, making Long Distance Calls can be done on your Mobile Phone.

Knocker-Upper: A Knocker-Upper's job was to rouse sleeping people,
so they could get to work on time. The Knocker-Upper used a Truncheon, or short, heavy Stick, to knock on the clients' doors, or a long, and light, Stick, often made of Bamboo, to reach windows on higher floors. At least one of them used a Pea-Shooter. In return, the Knocker-Upper would be paid a few Pence (Cents) a week. The Knocker-Upper would not leave a client's window
until they were sure that the client was awake.

“Time to get up !!!”.

Making sure that the Client gets up in time for work.
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