12 May 2023


 A good day, liturgically: two  ... er ... what we now call "trans" people. And S Pancras! I once put into the Anglican ORDO I compile a suggestion that S Pancras should be "in the Railway Station, Double of the First Class with a common octave".

The point was made that this is non-inclusive because it affords no place to women clergy or to London's fine Underground network. How about "si episcopa [flaminica?] praeest, processionaliter descenditur ad imos manes seu Plutonis ipsius regna ..."

In North America, one could have nice alliterative rubrics starting "In Magno Malo ..."


John Patrick said...

I think that Nereus and Achilleus being eunuchs would not be "trans" but "asexual" i.e. identified by the letter A in the LGBTQIA+ alphabet soup of modern gender/sexual identification rather than the T. This begs the important question for today's society: what pronouns would they use? One hopes where they are now such questions are no longer relevant as we would be "like the angels".

Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque said...

Dear Father. Unexpected pleasures can be had at St Pancras Station


sacerdos said...

John Patrick.
It does not "beg the question." It raises the question.

jaykay said...

John Patrick: one hopes - nay, expects - that their chosen pronouns would be in the neuter. Such an otherwise rigid and indietrist language as Latin at least permits that. Well, kinda...

Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque said...

Dear Father. I just found this beautiful spontaneous surprise that happened in St Pancras Station

Scroll ahead to 37 minutes


MORE of this in public people.

Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque said...

Dear Fathers One last one from St Pancras Station


Church "experts' this is the beauty that will draw Catholics back to the Authentic Rite