Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cited in Usus Antiquior

Renegade Trads has officially received a mention in the academic liturgical journal Usus Antiquior!

I consider this quite an honor. It can never be a bad thing when our "movement's" profile is raised even just a little bit through mention in "mainline" traditionalist and/or Catholic venues. Bit by bit, the renegades are becoming part of the landscape, are carving out a niche for ourselves in this subculture (and as I've run this blog and networked with people, I've learned just how much of a "small world" it really can be).

The mention was in an article submitted by a fellow blogger and independent researcher. I've quoted the relevant section below [note: I have updated the quote with corrected numbers even though the original was a bit different, just so that no one who comes across this page takes the original incorrect info from it] :


While other writers have commented on the changes to the psalter there has been little work published on other changes that took place in connection with the publication of the new Breviary. An independent researcher in the USA, Mr [My Real Name] of [My Hometown], Illinois, has compiled and published a series of comparative tables showing the distribution of antiphons, invitatories at Matins, and versicles at Matins [26]. [My Real Last Name] demonstrates that, with regard to the antiphons, only sixty-six that were found in the old Psalter are found in the post-1911 arrangement (and of these sixteen were adapted in a minor way). In the region of seventy-five antiphons disappeared from the Roman Breviary following the reforms with the creation of 154 new ones. What is curious is that in many cases new antiphons were created even if the psalms had remained the same (as will be noted, e.g., with regard to Sunday Vespers below). The antiphons associated with the various Commons were untouched. The invitatories were changed for four days of the week (and for some of the ‘green’ Sundays) even though Ps. 94 remained unchanged. Likewise, despite the creation of the new structure of Matins to allow for three nocturns or a single nocturn while using the same psalmody, some versicles and their responses were changed, e.g. the second nocturn of Sunday Matins.
The footnote [26] says:

These can be found on [My Real Last Name]’s blog ‘Renegade Trads’ <http://renegadetrad.blogspot.com/2010/02/re-attempt-reform.html> [accessed 3 May 2011]. I am grateful to Mr [My Real Last Name] for allowing me to quote from his work.
(The charts/inventories referred to which I made of the antiphons can be found stored under hyperlinks in Section #6 of that post of mine. They can also be found in their own separate post here.)

To be cited in an academic journal for my work, albeit minor, on an issue I'm interested in (if only as a sort of hobbyist), having only a bachelor's degree and being only 22 years old...is something I feel rather proud of today. And especially given how much some of the rad trads hate the "renegades"...to have the blog mentioned in the journal like this makes me feel a bit smug too...

10 comments:

Michael said...

Well done!

Joshua G. said...

Waaaaaaait a minute . . . Alcuin Reid Hemming? Since when?

Joshua G. said...

Oh, never mind. The editor of that article should be slapped.

George said...

Though, from what I hear, the existence of "Alcuin Reid-Hemming" was almost or virtually true at one point, but then there was some sort of bitchy-fight falling out, and so they broke up...

Thom, SFO said...

Not proud enough, however, to use your [Real Name]. :b

Rubricarius said...

Well 'A Sinner' as far as I am aware you were the first person to make a systematic analysis of the changes to the antiphons, invitatories and versicles.

More needs to done on this subject which raises so many questions.

Thank you for your help last back in the spring.

Mark of the Vineyard said...

Is there a free online version of the magazine?

Anonymous said...

The journal was Reid's idea but when Hemming and his cronies of Hemming's Society of St Catherine of Siena took it over they drove Reid out. As a result the journal lost members of its editorial board and contributors and now has a very small circulation. It probably won't last long.

Subscriber said...

Look's like Hemming has gone as an editor of this journal also now.

Anonymous said...

The Jounal is now defunct.