Greek Catholic Church, Latin Rite Catholic Church

29 Jun

Last Evening, it was the Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom in Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
This Liturgy is a Most Interesting Form of The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass. It is a True Prayer of Supplication. Absolutely No Junk is Sung. Marty Haugen and David Haas do not stand a chance in the Byzantine Rite. Besides, their Style of Liturgical Music would be declared to be Torture by the Geneva Convention. Hence, accordingto a Very Tall Priest who was raised on Manse Street in Forest Hills, Queens, “Camp Music”, in this case, as a certain NY Mets Television Commentator would say, is “Outta Here.”
For on the Third Sunday After Pentecost, it is called “The Sunday of The Christ, Lover of All Mankind.” For His Death on The Cross, His Mother Mary, called Theotokos(God Bearer), was at The Foot of The Cross, When He Died. This is the case of The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of The Byzantine Rite. It is also Feast of The Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul. For on this day, the Apostle’s Fast is Broken, for Simon Peter tells The Christ that He is The Son of God.
For The Christ, He tells Simon Peter that “Thou Art Peter and Upon This Rock, I will Build My Church and The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against It.”
Where does Paul fit into it? He carries the Word in The Middle East.
Both Saints Peter and Paul die in Rome, with Peter Crucified upside down, while Paul is Beheaded.
The 1st Patriarch of Antioch is Saint Peter.
The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church is 22 Sui Juris Churches, But One Church.
Anytime I cross from Latin Rite to Byzantine Rite, I become fully aware of the Universality of The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. We as Catholics, have “Two Lungs”, East and West to breathe with. Not everything is in Latin, for the 1st 300 Years of The Catholic Church, the Official Language was Greek.
For worshipping God In Three Persons, is interesting in two Rites of One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Thank You Lord, I needed that. Strong Liturgy Inspires Divine Love. Mass was in Latin today, Truly Inspiring!

M, Eh!

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