The 2013 ordines are ready for despatch. Go over to the St Lawrence Press 'blog to buy one now.
Why do I use the ordo, you ask? Well, I don't, actually. Why do I advertise
it? Probably because I admire the spirit in which the St Lawrence Press (now
approaching its 40th anniversary) was founded. St Lawrence was not chosen in
idle fancy (as Gandalf said of the name Entwood among the Rohirrim).
The founding members wanted a saint with both a Vigil and an Octave; St
Lawrence has (or had as the case may be) both, though his vigil was displaced
by the feast of John Mary Vianney, and under the new rules for simple octaves
(in force in the 1939 Missal) it might as well not have existed.
May I take this opportunity to remind Roman Catholics who buy the Ordo of a
certain feast day in May? (This is taken from the 2012 ordo):
1(Maji) (R) ‡ Fer III. SS
PHILIPPI* ET JACOBI* APP, D II CL. (pdF) Off pr. Ad Mat LL in 1n Incipit Ep
catholica beati Jacobi Ap e Dom IV post Pasch cum ℟℟ de coi App T.P. Ad Primam in Mart 1°loco:
Octava Solemnitatis S Joseph etc. In M Gl, Cr,Praef App. In V
com seq (e I V fest) et S Athanasii ECD (ant ad Magn: O Doctor...beate
Feel free to pick and choose which legislation is more important, of course
- that of Paul VI, who abrogated the liturgical books of 1962 or Benedict XVI
who reinstated them in the name of ''tradition.'' As for me, I think it's all
shite. Truth needs no assistance, only lies require so much maintenance.
Legislation, of course, makes virtually no difference whatever, as I have seen
with my own eyes. The more laws you have, the more fixers and the more snoopers.
I can't wait for the next pope, who will, pray God, bring the whole lot
crashing down. How long, O Lord!