This Blog has not been active since its editor moved to the parish of St Nicholas, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
- A new Blog has been established for St Nicholas parish, and it can be accessed here.
- The postings for Living Eucharist continue here.
Thank you to all those who have expressed their appreciation of the service offered by stjohnswoodblog, and have a happy and fruitful Advent and Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Chapel of the Sacred Heart, Maryvale, Birmingham. (c) 2015, Allen Morris.
For the daily Diocesan Living Liturgy postings please go direct to https://livingeucharist.wordpress.com/ or follow Living Eucharist on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LEuch2015.
Living Eucharist is published for the Westminster Liturgy Commission.
It offers opportunities and encouragement to deepen our participation in Sunday Mass. It does this in two ways.
First it helps us prepare for each Sunday’s Mass by focussing in turn on the principal elements of the Liturgy of the Word. Acknowledging that the Liturgy of the Word is often structured with readings chosen to complement the Gospel reading and that can seem a little arbitrary until we know what the Gospel reading is. So, each week, the blog begins on Thursday with the presentation of the coming Sunday’s Gospel. It continues over the following three days, ending on Sunday with the First Reading, ie presenting the readings and psalm of the Liturgy of the Word in the reverse order to how they are heard on Sunday.
In the three days following the Sunday, various elements of the Mass are considered or reconsidered. Generally the blog returns to elements of the Liturgy of the Word, but may also consider other elements of the Mass of Sunday. These will from time to time certainly include the Collect, Preface, or particular diocesan or national Days of Prayer.