Sunday, 11 March 2018

A very interesting book of Ushaw

I don`t know how to copy tweets but yesterday the Ushaw library twitter account featured a fascinting book. A Sarum missal of 1527. The tweet reads:
 It is annotated with notes recording how the Mass was banned under Edward VI in 1548, restored under Queen Mary &banned again in 1558-59. ‘The chalice of the Devil’ &the ‘Anti-Christ is being Adored’ has been written on an image of a Papal Mass.

Here are the pictures via a screenshot, although I think I read that they disappear after 14 days. 

The talk was fascinating although sadly I only heard the last 20 minnutes as the laptop needed to have PoweerPoint installed so Alistair could show his pictures and I missed most of the talk while I was installing it. April 4th for the next talk on James II.


  1. Father
    Would these missals have kept at Douai ?
    Although banned at certain times, would clergy have still used them and if so would the use have been valid ? I find it hard to believe that although the state may have disregarded the faith local clergy would have taken at least a generation to disregard their priestly understanding of the Mass

  2. Father,

    I have been wondering for some time about the Mass celebrated in Durham Cathedral on St Andrew's day in 1569. Not only the great Cathedral Mass, but other parish Masses at Sedgefield, Medomsley, Ebchester, and other churches during the Rising of the North. In most cases, the old Marian missals had been secretly concealed and were brought out of hiding.

    I am assuming the Masses celebrated in the Bishopric during that amazing time would have been according to the Sarum Rite?

    What do you think?

    1. According to Archdale King's 'Liturgies of the Past' the diocese used both Sarum and York rites. King gives details of certain Collegiate foundations using York.


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