Author Archives: Br. Gregory

History of the use/rite of Braga (III)

The 16th century was witness to the beginning of bi-ritualism in the archdiocese. We begin to see Roman elements creeping into the Bragan use (e.g., saints from the Roman calendar, the Bragan calendar being very sparse at the time; rules … Continue reading

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History of the use/rite of Braga (II)

The definitive restoration of the diocese of Braga did not take place before the mid-12th century. Bishop Pedro was chosen for the diocese in 1070, but in 1088 the bishop of Lugo still retained the title of metropolitan (with the … Continue reading

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Feria IV

There are a number of votive Masses for the Apostles and Evangelists in the Bragan missal which are a bit of a mishmash of the individual Masses of said saints in the Roman. It is not our aim at this … Continue reading

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History of the use/rite of Braga (I)

After several years of existence we have finally gotten around to writing a summary of the history of the use of Braga. While the Schola de Sainte Cecile’s blog gives a decent outline of the rite’s history, it is in … Continue reading

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Feria III

Missa de Angelis Epistle: Apoc. 19:9-10 Gradual: Ps 102:20; V./ Ps 102:1 Alleluia: Eccl. precatio Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in praelio: ut non pereamus in tremendo judicio. Alleluia. T.P – Mt 28:2; Ps 137:1-2 Tract: Ps 137:1-2; V./ Apoc. … Continue reading

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Feria II

Missa de Ssma Trinitate Introit: V./ Eccl. laus Benedicamus Patrem et Filium cum Sancto Spiritu: laudemus et superexaltemus eum in saecula. Gradual: V./ Tob 12:6 Alleluia: V./ Symb. Athan. Qualis Pater, talis Filius, talis Spiritus Sanctus. Alleluia. T.P – Tob … Continue reading

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Bragan hand missal

A Bragan hand missal has recently come in to my possession. Their existence was previously unknown to me, and it was a pleasant surprise to find one. The imprimatur on this particular hand missal is 1962. It is not as … Continue reading

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