Monday, September 07, 2009

Brinkburn 2009

A much larger congregation than I`d feared turned up at Brinkburn on Saturday for the annual High Mass. As mentioned there was an all FSSP team. Fr Emerson was celebrant and Rev Simon Harkin was deacon and Rev Peter Bauknecht was subdeacon. Many thanks to them and to the Rudgate singers, Schola Borealis, organist Peter Locke and the altar servers for making it possible as well as English Heritage. Here are some photos, courtesy of Frank Erskine.





11 comments:

BJR said...

Epistle sung versus populum?

Fr Michael Brown said...

It is an option in the 1962 missal. It`s not one I`ve ever used myself but you can find the reference in Fortescue.

BJR said...

Golly! An acquaintance in London was telling me he thought 1962 is vastly inferior to both the old and new rites, I think I can his point.

Basil

Fr Michael Brown said...

I think I could guess who taht acquaintance is with one guess. Does he write under the name of `Rubricarius` or `Old Believer`?

Canny Lad said...

Reminds me of the old 'and how many Angels can dance on the head of a pin?' and just as much use. The ordinary man (person) in the pew is simply put off by such debates over details.

BJR said...

Father,

Are you that good at predicting Lottery numbers?

Basil

Fr Michael Brown said...

BJR, there is only one person I know who hates the 1962 missal with such a passion.

Melchoir said...

Canny - you may be put off by such details but there is a symbolic reason why the epistle is read facing east and the gospel is read facing north.

Plum harvester said...

What lovely photos.
There was one priest and the other two were Rev's. Are they Rev's because they are not yet ordained?

Fr Michael Brown said...

The two Rev`s are deacons who will be ordained priests next year. Glad you liked the photos.

Gillibrand said...

What every church should look like in these Isles.