The Feast of The Nativity of Sancta Maria Virgine(Theotokos)

9 Sep

This Great Feast Day is on BOTH The Tridentine Latin Mass Calendar and the Novus Ordo Calendar of The Roman Rite of The Catholic Church.
During the 10:45 AM Requiem Mass at Holy Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Richmond Hill, Queens, Two Marian Hymns were sung, with Ave Maria sung in Latin.

But, for the 1st Time ever, I was at St. Matthias R C Church on Catalpa Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens, in the Lower Church with a Beautiful High Altar, for the Second Monday Tridentine Latin Mass at 7:00PM.
It was prayerful and was a Low Mass.
An Older Priest, who normally doesn’t offer this Mass, still has memories of The Mass from when he was an Altar Boy. So that Older Priest offered the Mass and could still read the Latin, so everything was fine. He gave his Homily in both English and Polish.
Mass ended and Prayers After Low Mass were offered.

The two “Altar Boys” were Gentlemen in Cassocks, who I know from the Tridentine Latin Mass at St John’s Cemetery. One, the Older Man, planted the seed in my head to give the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom a try(I can’t complain after 18 of The Liturgies).
The Younger One, told me that Saint John Paul II’s Mother was Ukrainian Greek Catholic. There was, outside of Saint Matthias Rectory, a huge Pedestal and Figure of St John Paul II, as the Parish has a huge Polish Population.

For me, this is a better way to offer Prayers and Supplication for The Living and Dead, especially in the case of Marge Duffy, My Dear Parents and others on my Prayer List.

“Holy Mary Theotokos, Pray for us Sinners, now and at the Hour of our Deaths, Amen.”

Deo Gratias!
Laus Tibi Christe!

M

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