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Veronica Brandt holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. As editor, she has produced fine publications (as well as valuable reprints) dealing with Gregorian chant, hymnody, Latin, and other subjects. These publications are distinguished on account of their tastefulness. She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, with her husband Peter and six children.
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Essentially the Missal of St. Pius V is the Gregorian Sacramentary; that again is formed from the Gelasian book which depends on the Leonine collection. We find the prayers of our Canon in the treatise “De Sacramentis” and allusions to it in the 4th century. So our Mass goes back, without essential change, to the age when it first developed out of the oldest liturgy of all. It is still redolent of that liturgy, of the days when Caesar ruled the world and thought he could stamp out the faith of Christ, when our fathers met together before dawn and sang a hymn to Christ as to a God. The final result of our enquiry is that, in spite of unsolved problems, in spite of later changes, there is not in Christendom another rite so venerable as ours.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Epiphany Proclamation 2018
published 23 December 2017 by Veronica Brandt

Adoration of the Magi HRISTMAS MEANS many things to many people. Some are preparing roast turkey, duck or goose (or all three!) Some are practising Christmas Carols. Some are sending dozens of Christmas Cards to friends and relatives.

As Christmas approaches I am typing up the Epiphany Proclamation.

It doesn’t take long once I get around to it. Often there are little quirks owing to developments in the software over the intervening months. It can be frustrating, but overall it gives that warm glow of a job well done. Or is that just the weather here?

I HEREBY ANNOUNCE the release of the Proclamation of Moveable Feasts for 2018.

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Merry Christmas!