The purpose of this blog is to provide an open forum for discussion of the aims of the society; news from the wider Church and details of Masses and events of interest in the diocese. The Latin Mass Society in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough expresses its full filial devotion and loyalty to Holy Mother Church, Pope Francis and Bishop Drainey.


12 Noon. Every Sunday MissaCantata at Church of St Wilfrid, Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

11:30am. (Winter months) 6pm. (Summer months) Every Sunday Church of the Sacred Heart, Lobster Road, Redcar. TS10 1SH

6.30pm First Wednesday of each month at Church of St Charles, Jarratt St. Hull. HU1 3HB


6pm. Every Sunday Church of St Wilfrid.
Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

20 November 2014

Diocese of Lincoln Reverting to Ad Orientem during Advent

The Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln, Nebraska in the USA is a modern building, and perhaps not an ideal piece of architecture from the traditionalist point of view. Nevertheless, good things are going on there, as is reported in New Liturgical Movement, from which I have taken this news item.
.....Writing in The Southern Nebraska Reporter, the diocesan newspaper of the Diocese of Lincoln, Bishop Conley includes the following paragraph. During the Sundays of Advent, the priests of the Cathedral of the Risen Christ will celebrate Mass ad orientem. With the people of God, the priest will stand facing the altar, and facing the crucifix. When I celebrate Midnight Mass at Christmas, I will celebrate ad orientem as well. This may also take place in other parishes across the Diocese o0f Lincoln.


Anonymous said...

It is curious that in spite of the title of your blog, you comment on anything BUT the Diocese of Middlesbrough. Is there perhaps an applecart you are afraid of upsetting? Or is an interdict in force?

Et Expecto said...

You make a fair point. Looking back, I find that only two of the last 10 posts have directly concerned the Diocese of Middlesbrough. This is not deliberate policy.

I tend to write on subjects that I find newsworthy, and that are not covered very widely on other sites. I suppose the lack of local items is because there is not a great deal of news coming out of the Diocese of Middlesbrough that catches my eye. I will see what In can do about it.