Friday 24 May 2013

New useful Lectionary links

Some new additions to the sidebar:

See in particular Chapter 5, "The Readings of the Mass and the Calendar" (pp. 121-146), which is an interesting and well-reasoned critique of the Ordo Lectionum Missae

A good collection of Bible studies focused on the readings of the Ordinary Form Sunday cycles, organised Sunday by Sunday and available as PDFs.

This is no. 15 in a series of "position papers" aimed at stimulating debate on aspects of the Extraordinary Form. The other papers, on topics such as Latin, the prefaces of the Missal, reception of Holy Communion, etc., can be found here. I find it to be an excellent series, often raising points that deserve more attention in parishes. Thanks to Dr. Joseph Shaw of the Latin Mass Society for the link.


Please leave a comment or e-mail me through my profile page ("About Me" in the sidebar) if you have any suggestions for links!

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Scripture in the 1962 Missale Romanum (EF)

There's a lot that can be said about the differences between the EF and OF lectionaries. There's also a lot of debate about which is "better" and why. To aid this area of discussion, I have compiled some tables of the chants and readings in the EF.

Please click here to view the PDF. To download it after clicking to view, you can use the "Direct Download" option in the Dropbox bar. It's about 750Kb in size, and 24 pages long.

The main source for these tables is the lovely Baronius Press 1962 Missal.

My next step is to get some statistics together, similar to those on Fr Felix Just's Lectionary pages, and also to take the data in the tables and index it in canonical order.

Please email me if you spot any glaring errors!


Welcome to another new Catholic blog! 

The purpose of this blog is twofold, at least to start off with. Firstly, I am currently creating various tables and resources to make my own Lectionary studies a little easier, and I'd like to share them with like-minded people in the hope that they find them useful. Secondly, I'll be posting links to other websites and blogs focused around the Lectionary, and I'll also be compiling a reading list of books I've found useful - maybe even the odd book review every now and then.

At the moment, this probably isn't going to be the sort of blog that gets updated every day. (I don't have the time for that sort of thing at the moment!) It might develop that way in the future - we shall see...!

I will be uploading my study aids and resources as they are finished, and I hope that people find them helpful and profitable for their own studies. Please let me know via email if you spot any mistakes or have any suggestions as to how they might be improved. Let me know about any websites, blogs or books that you find useful as well - if I agree then they'll get a link! ;-)

May God bless you all!