Young Adults Who Pray At The Tridentine Latin Mass of 1962, Add This Traditional Catholic Liturgy

22 Mar

The Tridentine Latin Mass of The Roman Missal of 1962 has many Under 30 Adherents. They seek Solemnity and Beauty. They rarely if ever experienced this in the Latin(Roman)Rite Ordinary Form of The Catholic Mass. This is why many, if not most Latin Masses, have a huge Under 30 Crowd.
There is another Catholic Liturgy with the Majesty and Awe of the Tridentine Latin Mass, and it is often in English. It is the Byzantine Rite Catholics of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, one of 24 Sui Juris Churches in Full Communion with the Holy See.
The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of The Church(Feast Day is September 13th), is the primary Liturgy of The Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, a chanted Liturgy of Sublime Majesty. The Priest and Cantor face East. The Cantor doubles as Lector, who reads the Epistle, & chants the Graduale, which is the Alleluia, which is also chanted during Great Lent. The Cantor/Lector faces East during Epistle/Graduale. The Priest reads the Gospel facing the Congregation, followed by the Homily.
One chant will be said repeatedly is “Lord Have Mercy.” This is a Liturgy of Supplication and Thanksgiving.
When receiving Holy Communion, you will be called by the Priest to “Approach In Fear of The Lord.” Holy Communion is received under BOTH Species of The Body and Blood by Intinction. This Communion uses Leavened Bread for the Consecration. There is no receiving in the hand. The Priest may request your name. Use your Baptismal Name, tip your head back and the Priest will drop the Communion in your mouth, which is done by Communion Spoon. Then make the Sign of The Cross.
Music is chanted. No Haugen Haas Schutte Music here, as there is no Organist, no Guitar Players, nor “Glad Tambourines from The $.99 Cent Store.” One sings TO The Lord, NOT to Oneself.
Like with the Traditional Latin Mass, a Younger Crowd comes over from their Latin(Roman)Rite Parishes, seeking to Worship the Triune Godhead, without the built-in distractions inherent in the Latin(Roman)Rite Ordinary Form of The Mass.
Kyrie Elaison!(Lord Have Mercy)

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