Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rite of Braga Blog

Palm Sunday in the Bragan Use by Fr Santos

For those of you interested in local uses of the Latin liturgy there is a new blog worth reading (or skimming, if you do not speak Portuguese; if you know Spanish, Latin, or Italian you should not have a problem). The blog will examine the particular usages and variations of the Archdiocese of Braga, which celebrated Mass and the Office according to is own variations until the constant demand for changes in the 1960s caused the archbishop of Braga (and many other dioceses) to forfeit their own rites in favor of the easy-to-manage Roman rite.

I myself only know a little about the Bragan rite. Today I saw a 1916 appendix for the diocese of Coimbria, which includes an octave of St. Augustine's feast along with a vigil to precede it, a beautiful feast for the Conversion of St. Augustine, the older feast of the Sacred Heart (newer one is better), and the Feast of the Holy Family (given for the diocesan seminary and not for the entire diocese).

The only post up now is an introduction, but keep tabs. I am sure we will discover many treasures in this little Iberian liturgy!

1 comment:

  1. Didn't even know a Bragan rite existed- that's ignorance for you. Interested to see the blog develop, even if that only means I'll view it for the pictures since I don't speak Latin, Italian, or Spanish.