Yesterday evening I went to the EF Mass for the Feast of the Precious Blood at SS Gregory and Augustine here in Oxford. As a feast it was a casualty of the 1960s changes in the Novus Ordo so it was good to be able once again to observe it.
Whilst at the church I had an opportunity to admire their latest addition as part of their renovation project - the paintings of SS George, Frideswide, Bede and Anne Line, together with Bl.Humphrey Pritchard and the soon to be Bl. John Henry Newman. These have joined the other saints - Peter and Paul, John Fisher and Thomas More flanking the altar, and all participating, one sensed, in the everlasting thanksgiving for and adoration of the Precious Blood.
Liturgical Notes on Ceremonial Variations in the Use of the Paten in the Latin Liturgical Rites - A paten from the thirteenth century. (Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.)The paten is a Eucharistic vessel that comes in the form of small circu...
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