Our Palm Sunday transmission from Warrington lost its sound just before the Epistle. Benedict Ambrose read the Epistle himself, and then we switched to the livestream from Santissima Trinità in Rome and rewound it to the Gospel. Eventually the Rome Mass disappeared, so we went back to Warrington, and they had their sound back.

Mass was very long this week, of course. I gave an inner cheer for the mention of animals in the prayers: we ask to be preserved from the lion’s mouth and from the horns of the unicorns. Later a worm got a namecheck. Liturgical references to animals seem so much richer in Latin. Candlemas is enlivened by a shout-out to the bees.

Not knowing where to get fresh palms, we held palm crosses preserved from last year.

Praise the Lord

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