18 October 2018


I gather that, this coming Saturday, October 20, there is a free Conference in the Queen's College about the Sarum rite, and particularly the Lady Mass. Coffee 10.15; Opening 10.50.

3-4.30: a performance of the Lady Mass (including Nicholas Ludford's Saturday Lady Mass). The publicity does not make clear whether this is an actual Eucharistic celebration; nor, if it is, what the status of the 'celebrant' is!

Those planning to attend should have emailed owen.rees@queens.ox.ac.uk by last Saturday, but I expect ...


Pete said...

Their website says

Please note that the Mass is open to all and you don't have to register for the full study day in order to attend.


√Čamonn said...

The announcement on the Queen's College website makes it clear that this is a Eucharistic Celebration, presumably under Church of England auspices?


william arthurs said...

Sally Harper who is listed as one of the authors of the publication to be launched at this study day, was one of the editors of Late Medieval Liturgies Enacted (2016). I have not got this fascinating book at hand as I type this, but from memory it contains some discussion of the liturgical ethics of presenting a partially-staged performance of a liturgy --- that is, a historical re-enactment --- including prayers for the souls of imaginary mediaeval gentry --- as though it were an actual service.

It might be that sort of thing, or maybe it is just a concert of sacred music.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Speaking of which ... in Roman Martyrology, the dates like Christ born 5199 after Creation or 2015 after birth of Abraham in dec. 25 entries come only with Bellini, 1498.

Usuard and Ado don't have this.

Do you know if Sarum rite had such an entry? I suppose it had a martyrology too?

Jacob Hicks said...

The celebrant will be the chaplain, Mthr Katherine Price.

AndrewWS said...

I was there at the Mass. Thought I saw our esteemed and learned host Fr H sitting on the south side of the chapel (I was on the north side close to the altar), but perhaps I was wrong.

My first experience of a Sarum mass. Lovely music beautifully sung, lots of processing around and thurifications and osculations of persons and things. A lot of use was made of the humeral veil (the covering and kissing of hands seems to be a big thing in Sarum). I have kissed my first ever Pax Brede!

One could have thought oneself transported back to 1518 were it not for the celebrant being both female and Chinese, and the deacon female and not Chinese.

I caught myself humming the Goons' Ying Tong Song as I walked down the High. This was naughty of me.