Thursday, 12 May 2022

Today (12 May) the Church celebrates the life and ministry of Dom Gregory Dix

George Dix was born in 1901 and was educated at Westminster School and Merton College, Oxford.

After ordination to a Fellowship at Keble College, Oxford, he taught history before entering the novitiate of the Benedictine community at Pershore, taking the name Gregory. Shortly afterwards the community moved to Nashdom in Buckinghamshire, where Dix eventually made his life profession and was appointed Prior.

Dix was one of the most influential figures of a generation of Anglo-Catholics who worked enthusiastically towards reunion with Rome.

A gifted and popular preacher and spiritual director, Dix is best remembered as a liturgical scholar whose monumental work, The Shape of the Liturgy, has had an unparalleled influence over liturgical study and revision since it was first published in 1945.

He died on this day in 1952.

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