Category Archives: liturgies

VATICAN BANS GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION BREAD


  BBC News 1 day ago © AFP There are about 1.2 billion Roman Catholics around the world Bread used to celebrate the Eucharist during Roman Catholic masses must not be gluten-free – although it may be made from genetically … Continue reading

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The Ancient Mass in the “House Churches” was not as Informal as Many Think


By: Msgr. Charles Pope    Entire article here-Archdiocese of Washington As you may know, the Catholic Faith was illegal in the Roman Empire prior to 313 AD, when the Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan permitting the Christian Faith to … Continue reading

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Evangelical church leaders examine ancient liturgical practices


 This event happened earlier this month.  I’ve not seen any details of how it went. Fr. Orthohippo   TOO FORWARD-LOOKINGThe Rev. Ed Gungor: Evangelical churches are more subject to secularism than liturgical churches because they are not connected to their … Continue reading

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Does Christianity need Liturgy?


Here is an age old argument which divides Christians, Protestants and Sacramental liturgies alike. Entire article Posted on Sunday, 19 January, 2014 The question has been in my mind since I read Mosebach’s book and gave some general comments in … Continue reading

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Ancient House Churches


The Eucharistic Liturgy in Ancient House Churches Vincent Martini Many evangelical groups today are proposing that we abandon “traditional” models of “being the Church,” and instead replace that stodginess with what is presumably a more “New Testament” model: that of … Continue reading

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Dumbing down – who needs to repent of sins?


View gallery (This article I post with absolutely no comment needed. Fr. Orthohippo) London (AFP) – A former Anglican bishop on Sunday criticised a new trial version of the Church’s baptism service that no longer calls for parents and godparents … Continue reading

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A Knock at the Jesuits?


For those of us who have wondered about the evolution of our liturgies and prayer practices, here is a valuable insignt.  It also gives another view explaining Pope Francis and his approach and goals.  Well worth reading.  Thank you Fr. … Continue reading

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Church of England considering ‘champagne christenings’ to attract lax parishioners (After all, champagne does have water in it, I guess.)


Home» News» Religion – The Telegraph The Church of England is considering offering “champagne” christenings based on wedding receptions to attract people who rarely attend their local parish. By John Bingham 6:00AM BST 30 Jun 2013 A new style of … Continue reading

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Anglican patrimony is becoming a reality


Been wondering about Anglican converts to Roman Catholicism via the Ordinariates?  Here is one view about this experience. Fr. Orthohippo James Roberts The Tablet: 14 June 2013, 9:00 The Tablet Blog As a convert from Anglicanism I have been curious … Continue reading

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Northern European Liturgical Patrimony, Culture, Theology & A blog for ‘shipwrecked’ priests


Here is some help in defining blogging by religious.  If you ever have wondered if blogging could really be a ministry, check out some thoughts about this below.  Thanks to Fr. Smuts for finding this article, and to Fr. Chadwick … Continue reading

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