Saturday, 7 April 2012

Pontifical High Mass in Edinburgh

Una Voce Scotland's diary for 2012 is beginning to fill up, including a number of pilgrimages to pre-reformation sites, plus, we have the additional joy in welcoming H.E. Bishop Rifan back to Scotland during his busy trip to the UK.

Bishop Rifan is Apostolic Administrator of the Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney.

His Eminence Cardinal O'Brien has graciously given permission for a Pontifical High Mass to be offered by Bishop Rifan on Monday 2 July at 7:00 p.m in St. Andrew's Church, 77 Ravelston Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS .

For more details, keep an eye on this blog, or

Monday, 12 March 2012

Gregorian Chant over Easter

The Office of Tenebræ will be chanted by the St Margaret Schola at 10.00 a.m. on the mornings of Maundy Thursday (5 April), Good Friday (6 April) and Holy Saturday (7 April).  This will take place at the same location as all the other Holy Week and Easter celebrations in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, namely St Andrew's Church, 77 Ravelston Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS.

Tenebræ consists of the Offices of Matins (Vigils) and Lauds, which on the three days of the Triduum are sung together, without a break. Office booklets will be available that contain all the texts in both Latin and English.

Tenebræ will be chanted according to the 1961 Roman Breviary, the other Holy Week and Easter celebrations all in accordance with the Extraordinary Form (1962 Missal) - in Latin with Gregorian Chant.  The celebrant will be Fr John Emerson FSSP.

Thursday 5 April
10.00 a.m. Tenebræ of Maundy Thursday
  7.30 p.m. Mass of the Last Supper

Friday 6 April
10.00 a.m. Tenebræ of Good Friday
  3.00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy and Veneration of the Cross

Saturday 7 April
10.00 a.m. Tenebræ of Holy Saturday
  8.00 p.m. Paschal Vigil

Sunday 8 April
11.30 a.m. Solemn Mass of Easter Day

For more information, see the following links:

New Calendar of Events

Valid from March 2012:

Please note, dates are provisional. If attending and travelling some distance, please ring for further details.