Tuesday, October 25, 2016

On St. Ambrose of Optina

Uncompromising Faith

Already Sold Out!

Icons of Sound

Info on the Saturday symposium here.

What sort of separation between the nave and the sanctuary?

What is the nature of the separation? What would Fr. Schmemann say?

Iconostasis, Rood Screen, Communion Rail...or Shag-Pile Carpeted Step? by David Clayton
Rorate Caeli: "Reverence Is Not Enough: On the Importance of Tradition" -- Dr. Kwasniewski's Lecture at Strahov Abbey in Prague

From footnote 8:

As it happens, the theorists of the Novus Ordo, above all Josef Jungmann, S.J., held two false theories: the Corruption Theory (that at some undefinable point in the early Middle Ages the liturgy began to depart from its pristine ancient condition and suffer corruption, a process that only worsened over the centuries) and the Pastoral Theory (that liturgy must be adapted to the mentality and condition of each age, and that modern man, being exceptionally different from his forbears, needs a radically different liturgy). The former has as a corollary antiquarianism or archaeologism, while the latter has as its corollary modernization. Both theories are false and must be rejected, and their poisons must be purged from the Mystical Body.

Is this really true of Jungmann?
Rorate Caeli: CDF: Instruction of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on Burial and Cremation

Insight Scoop: New: "The Wise Man from the West: Matteo Ricci and His Mission to China" by Vincent Cronin