Updated!! Audio Recordings of Bishop Elliott’s talk available for download. If we get his lecture notes, we will post a new article with the notes and the recordings all in one handy place.
Click here for part one of a lecture given by Bishop Peter Elliott, Auxiliary of the Diocese of Melbourne, Australia on September 29th, 2012 at St. Mary of Victories Church in St. Louis Missouri. In this part of the lecture, his Excellency addresses the vision of Pope Benedict XVI concerning the liturgy. He answers a couple of questions at the end. This part of the lecture lasts about 40 minutes.
Click here for part two of a lecture given by Bishop Peter Elliott, Auxiliary of the Diocese of Melbourne, Australia on September 29th, 2012 at St. Mary of Victories Church in St. Louis Missouri. In this part of the lecture, his Excellency addresses the specific teachings of Pope Benedict XVI concerning the liturgy. He answers many questions at the end. This part of the lecture lasts about 55 minutes.
The St. Louis Chapter of the Latin Liturgy Association is pleased to welcome liturgist Bishop Peter Elliot to St. Louis Saturday and Sunday, September 29th & 30th, 2012 for a public lecture and Holy Mass at Historic St. Mary of Victories Chapel downtown. His Excellency is an international authority on liturgy, and on the Anglican Ordinariates now authorized by Pope Benedict XVI. The public is invited; free of charge.
The lecture is titled “Benedict XVI and the Liturgy: Vision and Practice” and will take place Saturday evening, September 29th at 7:30 PM.
Bishop Elliot will celebrate Holy Mass in the Ordinary Form in Latin at 9 AM on Sunday, September 30th.
Both will take place at historic St. Mary of Victories Chapel 744 South 3rd Street, in downtown St. Louis (Map & Directions). A security patrol will be provided.
Bishop Elliott’s books, Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite and Ceremonies of the Liturgical Year are standard works everywhere for liturgists of the ordinary form. He is also the author of Let Us Pray To The Lord, a very fine collection of Prayers of the Faithful that cover every week of the three-year Sunday cycle, with intercessions tailored for the readings of each Sunday.
Born in 1943, Bishop Peter Elliot is the son of an Anglo-Catholic clergyman in Victoria, Australia. Bishop Elliot converted to Catholicism while studying at Oxford. A more complete biography and links to a few articles by His Excellency may be found by clicking here. What the biography does not tell you about his career at the Pontifical Lateran University is that he was graduated summa cum laude with a doctorate (S.T.D.) for a thesis on the sacramentality of marriage which was later published commercially. Bishop Elliot is also a cat lover and it may be possible he is the only human being on earth loved by a cat. Click on the painting for the story behind the portrait.
The Latin Liturgy Association (LLA) was founded in 1975 in St. Louis by Credo Advisory Board member Dr. James Hitchcock and other laity and clergy to promote the celebration of the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours in the Latin language. These celebrations include both the Ordinary Form (sometimes called “Novus Ordo”) and the Extraordinary Form (sometimes called Tridentine Latin Mass). The Latin Mass in both forms is currently available in the St. Louis metropolitan area: the Ordinary Form at St. Mary of Victories chapel; and the Extraordinary Form at St. Francis de Sales Oratory, the Oratory of Sts. Gregory and Augustine, the Church of the Little Flower, and Holy Family Log Church (in Cahokia).
The national organization maintains a web-site, sponsors periodic national conventions (the last one in Detroit in 2010), and publishes quarterly newsletters. In June, 1991, the LLA received the apostolic benediction of Pope John Paul II, for its efforts on behalf of good liturgy.
The local St. Louis-Belleville chapter meets semi-annually (spring and fall) at various locations within the two dioceses that offer liturgies in Latin. Meetings are open to the general public, and usually feature a speaker on a topic related to Latin or liturgy. For more information, contact Regina Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org .