And Thou Childe

And after the seconde lesson, throughout the whole yere, shalbe used Benedictus dominus deus Israel, etc. in Englishe as followeth: BLESSED be the lorde God of Israel : for he hath visited and redemed his people. And hath lyfted up an horne of salvacyon to us : in the house of his servaunt David. As he spake […]

Customary of OLW

My copy of the Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham just arrived. I look forward to inspecting it in great detail in the coming days. As I understand it, the book, though it bears the Imprimatur of Msgr. Keith Newton, the Ordinary, is a private work, not permitted for public worship, nor was it compiled […]

But Lyke a Christmas Game

We will not receive the new service, because it is but like a Christmas game; but we will have our old service of Mattins, Mass, Evensong and procession in Latin, not in English. —  Parishioners of Sampford Courtenay in Devon, Whitsunday, 1549.