Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Harmonia Caelestis



The composer, Prince Paul Esterhazy, fought the Turks, protected the Jews, and fathered twenty-six children. Chapeau!

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Nidaros ordo

Sunday 22 November. Twenty-Fifth and Last Sunday after Trinity. Commemoration of St Cecilia, virgin and martyr. Anthem after Compline: Ave regina celorum.
Monday 23. St Clement, pope and martyr. Com. St. Felicity. Sub tuum presidium.
Tuesday 24. St Crisogonus, martyr, three lessons. O florens rosa.
Wednesday 25. St Katherine, virgin and martyr, nine lessons. Rogamus te.
Thursday 26. Feria V. Ave stella matutina.
Friday 27. Feria VI. Mundi domina.
Saturday 28. VIGIL OF ST ANDREW, apostle. De te virgo.

This brings us to the end of the liturgical year. I hope you have enjoyed these glimpses into the Nordic past, and if you are a pre-Reformation cleric of the Province of Nidaros perhaps you have found it a useful guide to the recitation of your Breviary.

For next year I might content myself with publishing a monthly kalendar.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Seminar on the rhymed office of St Magnus

From the Centre for Nordic Studies website:
Dr Ben Whitworth: 'Rhymes in honour of St Magnus: an echo of medieval Orkney?'
When Nov 17, 2015
from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
This seminar will be held at Orkney College. Free entry. All welcome.

Please come!

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Nidaros ordo

Sunday 15 November. Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Trinity. Commemoration of the Octave of Saint Martin. Anthem after Compline: Ave regina celorum.
Monday 16. Feria II in Oct. St. Mart. Commemoration of St Edmund, bishop and confessor. Sub tuum presidium.
Tuesday 17. Feria III in Oct. St. Mart. O florens rosa.
Wednesday 18. Octave day of St Martin, three lessons. Rogamus te.
Thursday 19. Feria V. Commemoration of St Elizabeth, widow Ave stella matutina.
Friday 20. St Edmund, king and martyr, nine lessons. Mundi domina.
Saturday 21. THE PRESENTATION OF MARY THE VIRGIN, major double. Salve regina.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Nidaros ordo

Sunday 8 November. Octave Day of All Saints, semidouble. Commemorations of the Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity, and of the Four Crowned Saints, martyrs. Anthem after Compline: Ave regina celorum.
Monday 9. THE CROWN OF THORNS OF THE LORD, major double. Commemoration of St Theodore, martyr. Sub tuum presidium.
Tuesday 10. St Menna, martyr, three lessons. O florens rosa.
Wednesday 11. ST MARTIN, bishop and confessor, double. Rogamus te.
Thursday 12. Feria V in Oct. St. Mart. Ave stella matutina.
Friday 13. St Brictius, bishop and confessor, three lessons. Com. Oct. St Mart. Mundi domina.
Saturday 14. Sabbath in Oct. St. Mart. Salve regina.

Monday's feast is a good excuse for this: