In the words of one John Donald Imus, this weather is “Horrible, Hideous and Just Can’t Suck Enough.”
Even at 52°F(10°C), one still has a bit of Chill in one’s bones. But, while there are signs of Spring on the way, there are reminders of The Winter including patches of The Last Blizzard, which while dirty, are still on the ground.
“The iMan” is right about this Winter, one that doesn’t want to go away anytime soon. It is “Horrible, Hideous and Just Can’t Suck Enough.”
Father Frank Passenant may be right about May and the 1st Warm Day.
Why am I calling Bill Di Blasio’s New York City, New Pyongyang? Why Not, as he plans to rid the Central Park Roads of any charm, not to mention throwing Legal Immigrants out of Work in Bill’s “Democratic Republic.”
Note the words “Democratic Republic”, as they are mostly used by places like North Korea. The People of NYC have no idea that they have elected a Communist, while he was under the banner of The Democratic Party. New York City will have all the Colourless Charm of East Berlin before the Fall of The Berlin Wall.
But what do I really suspect is that for the West 58th Street home of Carriage Horses, the real fate of the Horse Home is that a Gary Barnett(Read Developer) has his eyes on the property.
And the charm dies and another building rises. It will be another “Ministry of Money, devoid of Charm.”
Actually, the Bulk of “On Eagles Wings”, is based on Psalm 90. Nowhere is the name Eagles mentioned in this Psalm. It is also based on a portion of The Old Testament Book of The Prophet Isaiah.
The rendition which came from The Psalm 90 Tract for the 1st Sunday of Lent, is in the 1956 Edition of The St. Joseph’s Daily Missal, which in English is in Stately English ,& not the dumbed down version of The Language. It is NOT in SMS Code for sending to another Smartphone, nor is it in the Patois of The Borough of Brooklyn, which is the Place of My Nativity and Rearing.
It is in Isaiah Chapter 40, Verse 31, where one runs into Eagles, and from this Verse it actually reads Wings of Eagles. Also that another Treaclised Hymn of the 1980s variety was composed from Verse 31. In effect, Eagles was transposed into Psalm 90 from Isaiah 40 Verse 31, substituting Eagles Wings for Angels Wings. And VOILA, Big Hit written by Father Jan Michael Joncas, who wrote this song to commemorate the Death of his Classmate’s Father, while both were in Major Seminary.
As this is not a Hymn of Praise, rather a Hymn to make people feel good, this 1970s Trend in the Latin(Roman)Rite Liturgy of The Ordinary Form, drove many people away from The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass. When I directed My Most Dear Friend towards heading to Sunday Mass, required by both Canon Law and Catechism of The Catholic Church, she sadly discovered this Musical Trend which nauseates her to No End, often labeling the Modern Music of The Latin Rite as “Treacle” and “Vomit, Barf, and Puke.” As she put this “Treacle Promotion”, in Most Certain Terms, she stated that “This Pushes out Real Catholic Hymns. It IS A Sin, because It has to Offend Jesus.”
My Most Dear Friend is a Convert. Pray for Her and all Converts. They have MUCH TO Teach to “Cradle Catholics.”
Pax Domine Sit Semper Vobiscum!
I was at the 1st Sunday of Lent at the Tridentine Latin Mass of the Roman Missal of 1962. Now in this part of The Catholic Church called the Latin(Roman)Rite, which is WHY this part of One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, is called The Roman Catholic Church, we do not sing the Alleluia. This is a Penitential Time called Lent, while awaiting Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection.
As this is the 1st Sunday, for those who are Novices in regards to the Tridentine Latin Mass, when it is time for The Liturgy of The Word within The Mass of The Catechumens, the sequence is Introit, Epistle, Gradual, Tract and Gospel.
I found the Tract quite interesting, as it was from Psalm 90, Verses 1 & 2.
Now to those of you who are refugees from the Ordinary Form of The Mass, Psalm 99 forms the basis of, what our Mass Celebrant, The Redoubtable Father Joseph F. Wilson calls “The Ghastly On Eagles Wings”, a Hymn which My Most Dear Friend despises as both Treacle and Vomit, especially since it was written in the 1970s, a hymn which could induce long lines “At The Vomitariums.” To those of us who prefer the Tridentine Latin Mass, we tend to avoid anything written by Marty Haugen, David Haas, Dan Schutte, ANYTHING from The St. Louis Jesuits(including Dan Schutte), Bob Hurd’s Version of “Ubi Caritas”, which he found a way to Treaclise, Tom Conry’s Two “Hits” called “Ashes” & “Anthem”, the second of which My Most Dear Friend called “Vomit, Barf and Puke.”
I do say this about those who advocate this Music for the Youth, is it for the current Youth, or is this to remind yourselves of The Era of The Folk Mass, when Pete Seeger’s “Blowin’ In The Wind” was a “Standard”, Low as it was, but STILL a Standard. I do suspect that these Advocates are only wanting this for their memories to make themselves feel both young and relevant, but the 1960s are OVER.
Methinks that since there is an Ordinary Form Mass somewhere, there will be a rendition of “On Eagles Wings”. Just how many people will even bother to sing the song, I think that few will even bother with it, especially when most people don’t even bother with the rest of the Pathetic Treacle.
But, NOWHERE is EAGLES ever seen in Psalm 90. Angels are mentioned, but NOT Eagles. Fr Jan Michael Joncas wrote “On Eagles Wings”, which is sung in Every Parish except for The Tridentine Latin Mass Queens Group, NOWHERE in The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of The Byzantine Rite, Nowhere Else in the Byzantine Rite, certainly not in the Armenian Rite, nor Chaldean Rite, Antiochan, Alexandrian Rites, will you hear the song sung. Sadly, it is played in the Latin(Roman)Rite, during the NO(Novus Ordo)Mass.
There is a Place in the Mass for this type of Music. It’s called “Left Out.” Treacle, which is not in Praise to God, needs to be left out.
The Lord’s Day is HIS Day.
ANGELS, Not EAGLES-Remember That.
It is Like Late Night with No Glimmer of Sun. It is NOWHERE close to Spring. If you are in New York City, Winter is winding down only a bit. There is some chill in the air.
Daylight Saving Time is supposedly to conserve Electrical Energy, but on the Second Sunday of March, it only transfers One Hour of Daylight to Early Evening. It disrupts Sleep Patterns. One’s Body is thrown off by this move, especially with all the darkness. It is one still getting up during the night.
Now, this Daylight Saving Time practice occurred usually as it was in Spring on the Last Sunday of April. There was more light in the Morning, as well as Early Evening.
It made sense to do it then.
Then, it was moved to the 1st Sunday of April, which still had the Chill of Early Spring with Wintry Days around.
As Government “Talks AT” People(WHY Talk TO The People), they speak in Nonspecifics about Daylight Saving Time at this time of Year. The ONLY people benefitting from all this are the Utility Monopolies, like Con Edison, with more lights on as it is dark as night. It is now 1 Minute Past 7AM, EDT. Guess What, Washington Bureaucratic Morons? It is Dark as Night.
I went to bed at 7:45PM, EST, Last Evening, only to wake up at 6:00AM EDT. It was night when I went to bed. It was Night when I woke up. It was night an hour later.
No Wonder I feel gassed out.