Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Bah, humbug...



I see the Pimpernel is at it again. Confessedly I laughed my socks off when I read that I am the ''prince of liturgical humbug,'' whatever that is. Who does he think he is? I must say I'm surprised that for someone so obedient to the Magisterium that he has seen The Life of Brian!

This painting depicts Nikita Pustosvyat, a poor Russian priest of the Old Ritualist tradition, challenging the authorities, even the Tsar, who had changed the Russian liturgical books to bring them into line with modern Greek praxis, by appeal to the traditional liturgical books. In other words, this is me 300 years ago.

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