After my offer (on Pentecost Sunday) of a creative solution to Whit Week, I offer today some thoughts about the first couple of Sundays after Trinity. Corpus Christ, of course, will be celebrated by all right-thinking people on the Thursday after Trinity, but here in S Thomas's we shall also keep an 'External Solemnity' on the following Sunday, with a Sung Mass of the feast. The unreformed Roman Rite was quite generous in its provision of permissions to celebrate such external solemnities and, of course, back in the good old days of Octaves, you did it anyway under the guise of observing a Sunday Within The Octave (I find it very liberating to have the admirable St Lawrence Press ORDO in my Sacristy).
You know what I'm about to say: on the following Sunday I shall do the same with the Sacred Heart. Quite right. You know it makes sense. I deem this a relaxed and creative appropriation of the Tradition.