Fr. William Rock


The Chapters of Passiontide

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP In these last two weeks of Lent, fittingly called Passiontide, the liturgical focus of the…

Phone Bearers

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP As Tolkien’s stories also aim to illustrate…one of the greatest ironies of modern industrialization, technology,…

The Wax, the Wick, the Flame

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP On February 2nd, the 40th and last day of Christmas, Our Lord’s Presentation in the…

A Greek Start to the New Year

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP The Roman Liturgy has never been afraid to borrow from other Apostolic Liturgical traditions in…

Do You Hear What I Hear?

By Fr. William Rock, FSSP The Liturgical Year, with all of its seasons and feasts of the temporal cycle, is…

Bread – A Mirrored Curse

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP In the plan of salvation, God mirrored, as it were, conditions of the Fall in…

Creation and the Weekly Liturgy

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP While it is almost self-evident as to why the Preface of the Holy Trinity is…

Autumn Ember Days

September Embertide and the Christianizing of Eden

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP According to the 1962 Liturgical Calendar of the Roman Rite, this Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday…

Unique for Unique – Natural Requirements for Divine Worship

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP It is incumbent upon each of us to know the relationships we are in and…

Liturgical Practices – Immutable Divine or Changeable Human?

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP. “The sacred liturgy does, in fact, include divine as well as human elements.  The former,…