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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Epiphany in Oxford
I thought I'd post some photos of the Sung Mass I attended for the feast of the Epiphany, one of the Holy Days it is the privilege of those attached to the Traditional Mass to attend on the proper dates.
In terms of encouraging people to try the EF, and in generating controversty, the Bishops' 2009 decision to move the Epiphany, Ascension, and Corpus Christi to the nearest Sunday is truly the gift that keeps on giving. I read that the Bishops are reconsidering the matter. But then I heard that two years ago as well. We shall see.
In the meantime, there will be many beautiful Masses on the Ascension, 40 days after Easter, for Catholics in England to attend, celebrating that important feast, but only in the Traditional form. If you are near Oxford, you shouldn't miss the chance to go to St Birinus', Dorchester on Thames, where the Parish Priest always gets in polyphonists and has a High Mass is his lovely little church.
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