London’s Brompton Oratory – 1st time prayer after Mass for Charles III and God Save The King and Dies Irae in Requiem for Elizabeth

Sung for the first time at the Oratory upon the accession of King Charles III

Dies Irae at the Requiem Mass for HM Queen Elizabeth

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  1. hilltop says:

    Yes, Catholicism “does” England more Truly and
    Nobly than does the C of E!
    But that is of little surprise as The Church has known England since the 2nd Century.
    How Beautiful, Good Father. Thank you.

  2. Littlemore says:

    A question….
    Can a Requiem Mass be said for a Non Catholic. The prayer says faithful departed- I thought Catholics were faithful therefore deceased Catholics would be the Faithful Departed. Of course, prayers can be said for the dead.

  3. TheCavalierHatherly says:

    It was the Catholics in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales who always fought most strenuously to defend the Crown. For protestants, a king is a merely human public functionary, and one who frequently gets in the way of them enriching themselves through the “protestant work ethic” (ie. Plundering the Poor).

    The heritage of this attitude towards the Kingly dignity runs throughout the entirety of the of the Church Fathers all the way back to St. Peter and Paul. I believe it was Tertullian who remarked that Christians were more faithful to the Emperor than pagans.

  4. AA Cunningham says:

    Page 975 of the 1962 Roman Missal reads as follows:



    (after Solemn Mass on Sunday).

    V. O Lord, save Elizabeth our Queen.

    R. And hear us in the day when we call upon Thee.

    Let us pray. – Almighty God, we pray for thy servant Elizabeth our Queen, now by thy mercy reigning over us. Adorn her yet more with every virtue, remove all evil from her path, that with her consort, and all the royal family she may come at last in grace to thee, who art the way, the truth, and the life. Through Christ our Lord.

    R. Amen.

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