The Endless Spiral

The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives.

The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes.

The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.

Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution,

the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition.



Thus we have two great types — the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins.

– GK Chesterton


3 thoughts on “The Endless Spiral

  1. Some thoughts:

    1) This is absolutely right!

    2) Who is the first bishop among the conservatives?

    3) Linking this to your latest post, do you know how the rites of the Pentecost Vigil Vesperal Liturgy are celebrated both in the Byzantine and in another Oriental liturgies?


    • I’m not sure about the Pentecost Vesperal Liturgy. I know one exists in the Byzantine RIte, but both Byzantine Catholic churches in my area are too small and have too few resources to do everything (for Pascha, one did the the Holy Saturday Liturgy of St. Basil and then Paschal Liturgy the next morning while the other did Paschal Matins immediately followed by Liturgy… hardly the “complete” services). This might be a good place to start.

      The bishop is Msgr. Tissier de Mallerais (one of the two SSPX bishops I have met in person).


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