Posts by Andrew Leach

Pentecost Novena: Day 2 (27 May)

Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter Come, Father of the poor. Come, treasures which endure; Come, Light of all that live! The Gift of Fear The gift of Fear fills us with a sovereign respect for God, and makes us dread nothing so much as to offend Him by sin. It is a fear […]

Pentecost Novena: Day 1 (26 May)

Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter Holy Spirit! Lord of Light! From Your clear celestial height, Your pure beaming radiance give! The Holy Spirit Only one thing is important — eternal salvation. Only one thing, therefore, is to be feared — sin. Sin is the result of ignorance, weakness, and indifference. The Holy Spirit […]

Blessing of the House at Epiphany

The Epiphany mass is when chalk is blessed so that we can mark our houses with a blessing for the coming year. Suitable prayers are available from a variety of sources. These are from The Twelve Days of Christmas by Elsa Chaney. Peace be to this house, and to all who dwell herein. From the […]

Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts 2017

Part of the Anglican tradition which has been accepted into the Catholic Church with the Ordinariate is the announcement of the year’s liturgical calendar after the Gospel reading in the Mass of the Epiphany. Know, dear brothers and sisters, that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave […]

A precious gift; a treasure to be shared

It is only really now, seven years after Anglicanorum Coetibus, that it is finally becoming apparent what the treasures are that the Anglican tradition has to share with the Church. We have had to wait for work on the new Missal to be completed, and then for the approval of the CDW and CDF, and […]

The Ordinary writes on the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ On Tuesday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at St Peter’s Basilica inaugurating the Jubilee Year of Mercy. During the year the Holy Father calls on us to gaze upon and experience the mercy that God freely offers, so that we may then […]