A friend of mine in England, Fr. Charles Briggs, P.P. of mighty Chislehurst in Kent, just celebrated his 25th Jubilee. I met Fr. Briggs through His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan.
On the site of another friend, Fr. John Boyle, I saw pictures of the celebration at Fr. Briggs’ parish.
First, here is a shot of Holy Mass in the Ordinary Form. Ordinary Form.
A group shot… but there is an interesting little fact about this.
What you might not know is that a small part of the parish cemetery is just behind the right side of the group. There you will find the grave Michael Davies, a long time apologist for the Extraordinary Form and a real gentleman. I met him a few times in life and he was cheerful and fair-minded, a good defender of his positions but willing to change his mind if presented with evidence. RIP.
I am sure we will all congratulate Fr. Briggs! Ad multos annos, friend.