Saturday, May 19, 2018

Speaking of Royal Weddings. . . .

. . . .which I wasn't, but everyone else seems to have been, on this day, the 19 of May, in 1536 Anne Boleyn was beheaded, putting a rather extreme end to that royal marriage.  (Yes, I know he already had a wife at the time that particular royal wedding occurred and marriage really ought to be in quotes or something.  But if you start going into details everything gets bogged down and. . . oh,  never mind.)

In any event,  my train of thought on this 19th of May in 2018 ran down one of its inexplicable side tracks and came up with this:

So everything really is on youtube.  And this was only one of many versions of "With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm" which my search came up with.  And I thought only I remembered that little bit of music hall fluff.

Vigil of Pentecost

Antiphon: Today * are fulfilled the days of Pentecost, alleluia: Today the Holy Ghost appeared in fire to the disciples, and bestowed upon them his manifold graces: sending them into all the world, to preach the gospel, and to testify: He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. Alleluia.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

14 May

In the Ordinariate calendar the 14th of May is St Matthias's Day.

It occurs to me that in this year of 2018 a.d. the collect for St Matthias might be of some interest:

O Almighty God, who into the place of the traitor Judas didst choose thy faithful servant Matthias to be of the number of the twelve Apostles: grant that thy Church, being alway preserved from false Apostles, may be ordered and guided by faithful and true pastors; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end Amen.

(Yes, I know we're half-way through the month and the April drawings are still up over on the left-hand side.  I will get to it.  Promise.  Probably later today.  FWIW, Photobucket gets harder to work with every day.)