Sunday, 29 May 2011


Some will have heard earlier of the death, earlier this month, of Arthur Crumly, MC to the Latin Mass Society for many, many years.
I never knew or even saw Arthur yet, this morning I stumbled across his blog, now frozen in time at December 2010.

Arthur's last post (literally) is a no nonsense guide on how to MC at a Missa Cantata. It is heaven sent as I think I may have to undertake these duties on the Feast of Corpus Christi and I am as rusty as hell, well, rusty anyway!
My trouble (apart from a low attention span that would put a goldfish in the shade) is that I only get to attend a Missa Cantata once in a blue moon and I find DVDs on 'How to Serve' distracting and inadequate.

Arthur's blow by blow instructions are just the ticket, provided I can remember to print them off.

If anyone else would like to take advantage of Arthur's legacy go to
Arthur Crumly's Blog and remember to say a prayer for his eternal soul!


  1. Thanks for sharing this. I wish I had known about his blog before. God bless his soul.

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