THE BRIDE OF CHRIST has been published four times per year by Lutheran Liturgical Renewal, Inc., a non-profit society of evangelical catholics who have united to recall the Evangelical Lutheran Church to the position of the Reformers as stated in the Augsburg Confession, Article XXI, "There is nothing [in our confession] that varies from the Scriptures, from the Church Catholic, or from the Church of Rome as known from its writers." Lutheran Liturgical Renewal, Inc., is dedicated to the production and distribution of materials that exhibit a catholic form of doctrine, liturgy, and ministry. from the masthead of the last published issue:
Volume XXIX, No. 4, AFTER PENTECOST, A.D. 2007

Friday of Reminiscere + St. Peter's Chair at Antioch + 22 February 2008

WELCOME to the blog for THE BRIDE OF CHRIST: The Journal of Lutheran Liturgical Renewal (BOC). This is a resurrection of the BOC Journal website which is dedicated to the publication of "The Bride of Christ" and Lutheran Liturgical Renewal. With the resurrection of this site it is our hope that THE BRIDE OF CHRIST will once again see publication, either as a published quarterly journal, or in a digital version, or both. To this end we are re-constructing the website and are offering a companion blog for the purpose of discussing issues related to the journal and Lutheran Liturgical Renewal. Miscellaneous articles, essays, etc. from past issues will be made available on the blog from time to time. We invite you to join us in the discussion and share your ideas and suggestions.

1. Providing a digital version of the journal.
2. Use of the journal as a print forum in connection to the annual St. Michael Liturgical Conference.
3. Call for papers - articles, papers, book reviews.
4. Additional suggestions.

Thank you for visiting the blog. We hope to hear from you.

In Christ,
Rev. Timothy D. May
Editor

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Update on Archived Articles

St. Michael the Archangel

An observant reader notes that some of the links do not work. Thank you for your note, they are now fixed.

Once again, you can find a few recently digitized and archived files in .pdf form at the website. Scroll down the main page to find them. When you click on the page links they automatically download to your computer so you will need to check your download file on your computer to find them.

Hope this helps. Thank you for your interest.

Fr. May

Monday, September 28, 2009

Archived Articles

St. Wenceslaus
28 September

Some archived articles are now available at the website in .pdf format. Scroll down below the announcement of the annual meeting to find them. Below is a copy of what is now archived and available:

ARCHIVE of past articles, essays, etc.:
About Being Lutheran, VII: The Holy Catholic Church
(Vol. 12, No. 1)page 20
Angels: Messengers of God by the Rev. George A. Maloney, S.J.
(Vol. 14, No. 4) page 5, page 6, page 7,page 8, page 9, page 10, page 11
Holy Absolution by the Rev. Arthur Carl Piepkorn
(Vol 16, No. 2) page 5, page 6
The Sign of the Cross (Vol. 2, No. 1; Incarnate Word Tract Series, No.3)
page 30, page 31

Friday, September 4, 2009

De Ecclesiasticis Officiis



Recently I picked up a recent English translation of the Latin, De Ecclesiasticis Officiis by Isidore of Seville (c. 560 - 636). This writing would be of most interest to those interested in liturgical history and the education of clergy, which are two emphases of Isidore here. The reason for these emphases was the Visigoths had recently converted from Arianism to Orthodoxy and Isidore was responsible for moving toward ending the remaining influences of Arianism.

The Mozarabic Rite, or "the old Spanish liturgy" (Fortescue), is one of the western Rites that pre-dates the Roman Rite. Although this Rite is in limited use today the history and practice of this Rite is helpful in understanding the development of the eucharistic liturgy. Book I describes the liturgy. Book II describes the office of clerics and other offices of the Church. The translation includes notes and a selected bibliography at the end.

Isidore is writing for the Church. Those interested in the history and development of the liturgy and the offices of the Church and how both continued in difficult times should read this book.