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24 Feb


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Everybody Chill IN. Chill Out and it is Frostbite Time.

M, Eh!

17 Years Since The Morning Of A Dry Throat

23 Feb

The Dry Throat was as the result of calling the names of 63 Altar Servers at Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs RC Church in Forest Hills, Queens on Sunday, 02-22-1998, between the end of the 10:00AM Mass & 11:30AM High Mass. There were also other people presented with awards in connection with the Knights Of Columbus Altar Server Awards. It was the 1st Time in Msgr Sherman Council History that THIS ceremony took place and it did not occur in East Glendale. In short the Council did this at the corner of Ascan Avenue and Queens Boulevard. I was also Grand Knight at this time,17 Years ago, in an Era when The 1st Text Messages were flying around on OMNIPOINT Handsets(OMNIPOINT is a wholly owned subsidiary of T-Mobile).

Of 63 Servers being honored, only 19 Showed up at the Huge Catholic Church at Queens Blvd & Ascan Avenue. The Server Awards are on Videotape. There was no such thing as Smartphones which could be used to telecast the event live. Vimeo, Dailymotion, & You Tube did not exist, nor did Veetle, Bambuser nor Ustream exist.

What has happened since this ceremony are the following:
One of the Altar Servers who was awarded a Knights Of Columbus Altar Server Award, David James, currently coordinates the Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs Altar Server Society. He follows in the Tradition of Desmond Flynn, who ran the Corps before. The # of Servers is now at 97 Servers;
For two days in 1998, when the Baskin Robbins Shop was at Ascan Avenue and Austin Street, now occupied by the Natural Market, a 5th Grader and Altar Server called Amanda, asked me why I didn’t present a Server Award to a girl named Rennelynne. I thought that Amanda called her Rennerina. That has been taken care of and Rene Lynne Carino became the 64th Altar Server to be honoured. Thank You Amanda;

The Next, Legitimate Knights Of Columbus Altar Server Award, was performed In October, 2006, when Donald Gander was Grand Knight, legitimately honouring the Sacred Heart East Glendale Altar Server Corps and was held at Msgr Sherman Council on Myrtle Avenue in East Glendale, Queens. In October, 2008, Grand Knight Dominic Chirachella honoured the St. Pancras Altar Server Corps.
The ONLY Altar Server Corps left is Our Lady Of Mercy on Kessel Street in Forest Hills, Queens.

The Next Essay deals with a certain “Pious” Family at Sacred Heart in East Glendale, who practiced the Vice Of Jealousy, whose Favorite Restaurant, Portofino, is just across the street from both Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs R C Church and School.
These People were “Pious”, if you like The Borgias & as cunning as many if not most of The Borgias. In short and In Retrospect, this Family, now domiciled in Arizona’s Phoenix Metropolitan Area, were Jealous and Treacherous.
Starting a war meant nothing to them, even if it meant starting One in the Grand Knight’s Backyard, where the Grand Knight went to Mass.

As for the Dry Throat from pronouncing so many names while in the OLQM Sanctuary, my thirst was quenched at the Council. Before that, The Pastor of Sacred Heart was presented with his Knights Of Columbus Honorary Life Membership Card by me at Sacred Heart Rectory on 78th Avenue.
Then at the Council I had two Diet Cokes which refreshed me.

And then I went home, and one more ceremony on Sunday, March 1st to honor The Sacred Heart Altar Server Corps.

M, Eh!

One Optional Gesture Not Announced At St. Agnes

23 Feb

This is during Lent and Advent, that the Sign of Peace is not announced at the Ordinary Form of Mass. Not a bad idea whose time has come.
I think that the Sign of Peace will occur at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills, Queens. It basically is a hand wave, nicknamed by me as “The Martyrs Wave.”
The last time that there was no Sign of Peace was Saturday, November 28th, 1964, when all Masses were still in Latin. The Next Day, on Sunday, November 29th, 1964, with the use of Vernacular in the Mass of the Tridentine Form, the Sign of Peace appeared. And the rest is History with all the Novelties and other Liturgical Abuses.

Kyrie Elaison!

M, Eh!

The Backup Plan Where The Mass Is Beautiful

23 Feb

The MTA on Sundays is awful. Too many Subway Lines are truncated. My planned trip to St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church for Divine Liturgy went awry.
So Plan B for Mass of the Ordinary Form at St. Agnes East 43rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, was utilized.
The Mass at 5:15PM receives a Special Classification. It is called OFMC or Ordinary Form Missa Cantata.
The Entrance Antiphon was chanted in Latin by the Music Director. Then a Suitable Hymn was sung. The Kyrie was sung in Greek. The Responsorial Psalm was sung in English. There was an Offertory Chant which was sung in Latin. The Sanctus was chanted in Latin, as was the Agnus Dei.The Communion Antiphon was sung in Latin.
Gospel with Christ calling for Repentance and the Story of Noah’s Ark and relation to Baptism was preached.

This is the way that the Ordinary Form or Novus Ordo Mass is supposed to be offered. Once again, I received Holy Communion on the tongue and kneeling at the Altar Rail.
And I met someone who I usually see at Latin Mass at Holy Innocents on West 37th Street. I was informed of a 6:15PM Mass at St. Agnes, which is usually in Latin for the NY Purgatorial Society, where the Souls In Purgatory are prayed for. I think that heading to the East Side tomorrow evening may be in order.

The New Order of Mass is, sadly, treated as an Entertainment Form with Banal Music. Switch it to Gregorian Chant and the People will come, especially the Young.
St. Agnes E43rd Street does the Mass true justice.

Deo Gratias!


Crossing That Strait To Go “East”

22 Feb

I will be headed across a Strait via the “Iron Horse”, by traveling Westward to head to the East.
In short, the 4:00PM 1st Sunday Of Lent Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is where I am headed, and that is In the East Village of Manhattan, to St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. The Divine Liturgy is the same thing as the Holy Sacrifice Of The Mass.
I am Roman Rite Catholic, but I often seek within One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, a Glorious Liturgy not filled with such distraction as Manufactured Modern Liturgical “Muzak”, nor Novelties such as who gets to present the Bread and Wine to the Priest at the Offertory, nor the Reception of Holy Communion A Mano. To me, singing most of that Muzak doesn’t constitute an Actual Participation in the Mass.
So here where Heaven and Earth are joined in the Divine Liturgy, I shall go. It is here where The Instruction Of Christ to St. Peter to “Feed My Sheep” is done in both Word & Sacrament, where one is Fed the Precious Body & Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, via Holy Communion Spoon.
One cries out to God for the Remission and Expiation of Sins at the Divine Liturgy, with “Lord Have Mercy” chanted multiple Times.

Ora Pro Nobis!


“”With Michael Borus & Christina DeNial

21 Feb

Snow Vortex seen.
“Mic’d Up” Icon seen with Silhouette of Sports Radio 66 Studio in background.

From our studios in the Archdiocese Of Detroit in Gay Old Ferndale, Michigan, Michael Borus.
“This just in from a Correspondent in Queens is that Cardinal Dolan passed noxious wind while riding the 4 Train. Must’ve been something he said on ‘Today In New York’. Tonight’s Topic is Nauseating Reactionary Catholic Media who are desperate for our ratings #s & who will stop at nothing to please their utterly moronic audience.”

Chrissy DeNial:
“Imagine the huge #s of People, who use porn all year long and think they are Catholic by either reading ‘Catholic Family News’ or ‘The Remnant’. These people barely have a 4th Grade Education who watch their filth.”

MB: “Watching an alleged show made in a Cave, where the host, Michael Matt chomps on cigars and has all the knowledge of ‘Cheers’ Mailman, Cliff Claven, raving on about a Mistranslated joke told by Pope Francis. And then some lawyer, living in Virginia, named Ferrara, saying what amounts to, what ‘Seinfeld’ says, like that show, which is Nothing. They should be excommunicated.”

“Michael Matt, Christopher Ferrara, John Vennari and Louie Verrecchio are all evil reactionaries who should be punished for failing to laugh at Pope Francis New Joke;”
MB: “Which is…”;
CDN: “My Dog has no nose”;
MB: “How does he smell?”
CDN: “Awful!”
MB and CDN both burst into laughter.
MB: “We’ll be back to take your calls after this break”;
Break to advertise Michael’s Lenten Retreat At Sea;
MB: “Okay we’re back. You can tweet US here in studio or email us and we’ll take your calls. Chris From Richmond, you’re up, go ahead, you’re on ‘Mic’d Up”;
Chris From Richmond: “You’re worse than the Southern Poverty Law Center. At least they’re funny, & that joke was from ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’.”
MB: “You’re a reactionary jackass, Chris. Do you have anything to say before I bump your sorry arse off?”
Chris From Richmond: “Seriously?”
MB: “Seriously!”
Chris From Richmond: “You have all the Theological Knowledge of a carrot. The SSPX is not in Schism. You worked for FOX News. Why are you so unbalancedl?
CDN: “What an obnoxious reactionary you are, Chris! Mr Borus does great research.”
MB: “Tim from Manhattan, next on Mic’d Up”;
Tim From Manhattan: “Mike? I was on the F Train, talking to a St. Louis Cardinals FAN. I was not farting. Please get your facts straight. I didn’t demand to be Grand Marshall. I was elected.”
MB: “You can go to Hell.”
MB: “That’s the time we have. Join us next week for “Mic’d Up.’

Voris has blown it big by trying to rip John Vennari, Michael Matt, Christopher Ferrara & Louie Verrecchio a “New One.” This is Satire. There is no one named Chrissy DeNial nor Michael Borus.

M, Eh!

Watch “CFN Media 5 – Response to Voris Pt2: ‘Reactionaries’ and Blunder” on YouTube

21 Feb

CFN Media 5 – Response to Voris Pt2: ‘Reactionaries’ and Blunder:

John Vennari also got bad mouthed by Michael Voris, as was Michael Matt & Christopher Ferrara.


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