Archive | September, 2014

Dailymotion Replacing Vimeo and You Tube

29 Sep

The great French Video Sharing Service, Dailymotion, makes it possible to produce a good one hour video and be on a well known and regarded video service.
The Technical Quality of Video is excellent on Dailymotion, and viewing #s are quite good. There are no idiotic commenters on Dailymotion. And the best part is Dailymotion is free.
Vimeo charges for what Dailymotion does. You Tube is too pedestrian for my taste and loaded with assorted bozos.
So, Dailymotion stays as Video Base, when I am not doing Live Feeds.

M

The Marty Dave Music Festival of “NO Mass”

29 Sep

OK, so I was at the NO Mass, called the Ordinary Form Mass, also known as the Ubiquitous Novus Ordo Missae. It is also why I appreciate the Tridentine Latin Mass and the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom.
You see, I was at a Knights of Columbus Council Installation of Officers Ceremony, which followed the Mass.
I recognized the Byzantine Rite  Elements, such as the Prayers of The Faithful as having its roots in The Great Litany of The 1st Antiphon of the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, except that an Organist accompanied the singing. I have since my 1st Byzantine  Divine Liturgy, preferred that it be sung without the Organ being played. This was the case yesterday. The Kyrie Litany was sung in Greek and English.

On “Derek Jeter Farewell Tour Sunday”, was a common Roman Catholic occurrence called “The Marty Dave Music Festival.” This “Festival”occurs on Sundays at the NO Mass, consisting of “Muzak” from the Mundane Compositions of Marty Haugen and David Haas, beginning with Marty Haugen’s “Classic”, “All Are Welcome”(Except for Christopher Ferrarra, Michael Matt, John Vennari, Louis Verrecchio and Michael Voris) and ending with a Song by David Haas, of which I have since forgotten the Title.

I once advised a Most Dear Friend that she has to go to Mass every Sunday and warned her about what is being touted as Liturgical Music. It almost turned her away from the Catholic Faith, especially since she is a convert from Greek Orthodoxy. The Muzak is syrupy and nauseating. I know what she is talking about, and more so since turning to the Tridentine Form Mass and Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy. I now listen to two readings at those Liturgies, as opposed to the Mohrman Form with Old Testament, Responsorial Psalm, New Testament, Optional Alleluia or optional Tract and Gospel. Mohrman, an Anglican “Bishop”, came up with the new order of Scripture for the Mass of The current form in the Roman Rite. Since returning to the Tridentine Latin Mass and adding the Byzantine Rite to the practice of Sunday Mass, the Novus Ordo Missae seems like a practice which is foreign to me.

A trip to Holy Innocents looks to be what reorients me. The Novus Ordo, except at St Agnes on East 43rd Street(Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen Place), where they “Read The Black and Follow The Red”, is done without the proper Solemnity, such as the use of Muzak which inspires Utter contempt.

So, Holy Innocents, Holy Cross Ukrainian and St. John’s Cemetery Chapel will be the places of reorientation. I prefer the Priest facing East, as he, as Alter Christus, leads us in the Worship of The Triune God.

As it must be!

Deo Gratias!

M

A Homily On The 26Th Sunday In Ordinary Time

29 Sep

Of late, I tend to avoid the Roman Rite Novus Ordo Mass in favor of the Tridentine Latin Mass or the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, as both contain the Fullness of The Doctrine of Transubstantiation, where the Gifts of Bread and Wine become the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.
Both have Offertory Prayers which anticipate the Sacrifice.
That having been said, in the Mass of The 26th Sunday Of Ordinary Time, the Priest spoke of The Sacrament of Penance, and there is a warning which he gives Penitents, that once the Sins are forgiven, The Devil starts in trying to tempt a Penitent.
It was a good lesson.

Deo Gratias!

M

The 7th Inning Tribute

29 Sep

It was almost as if the game was in The Bronx, except for the Proximity of The Cask and Flagon, Boston Beer Works and Game On Cafe, Brookline Avenue and the Massachusetts Turnpike & a Subway Line that looks like it would run near Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, above ground. Yes, this is Boston, which is a Fun Place.

And this was a farewell to a Baseball Superstar from the Mortal Enemy of The Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees. It was done with Classical Music playing behind Irish Tenor, Ronan Tynan.
Ronan Tynan, Tenor and Medicinae Doctor, sang “God Bless America”, which was followed by Noted Latin American Musician and former NY Yankees Centerfielder, Bernie Williams, in a Musical Tribute to The Legendary Derek Sanderson Jeter, a major part of The Great Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry.

I was truly moved to Tears and they did flow.

And now that’s over.

M

With A Base Hit, It Ended

28 Sep

I was in tears just a few minutes ago, as Derek Jeter came out of the game.
A Great Baseball Era has ended.

M

Finally In Fenway Park(Baseball Ends Here, Ditto Derek Jeter)

26 Sep

Three Days of The Final Farewell of Derek Jeter will be played out on Television.
New England Sports Network and FOX Owned MY9 will carry it this evening.
FOX Sports has it tomorrow afternoon.
Will Tim Mc Carver be there for the Farewell? Will Joe Buck be there?(Please, No).
NESN AND FOX Sports owned YES(Yankees Entertainment SUCKS) will have it on Sunday.

The End!

M

The Night of The Bawdy House Competition 1980 Brooklyn,NY

26 Sep

The year was 1980, in the Month of December, when the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Basketball Championship was held in a Catholic School Auditorium, located in City Line in Brooklyn, NY, close to the Boundary with Queens(350 Feet from the Rear of The Grotto on Church Property).

The Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Basketball Championship, in the days before the ability to telecast the competition via Smartphone, on the Web, was not an automated event. Rather, there was tremendous running around. Computers which were connected to the Internet, were basically a Military Experiment. One can remember one’s hand being rather sore from signing certificates.

The Competition of December, 1979 was one of Extreme Controversy, in that the Traditional Host Parish, was far less than cooperative as host, so, when there is no cooperation, one moves it to a Place where there is cooperation.

But, the Traditional Host was demanding their party to return and it returned in December, 1980.

It was an utter circus. Reports from the lower regions of the School, stated that certain girls were performing Fellatio on boys. There was even one boy, performing Fellatio on another boy.

The Site of The Competition was a “Catholic”School. But, for that one evening, it became “A Bawdy House”, one where Unthinkable Actions occurred.

Brats!

No other Competitions occurred there until January, 1985, where normal behavior and morals had returned.

Now that school has been merged and has since moved away.

Kyrie Elaison

M