On The 3rd Night of Black

6 Nov

By the title, it was the 3rd Night that I was at the Tridentine Latin Mass, where it was a Missa Cantata Requiem, also called Missa Pro Defunctis. The Purpose is for The Holy Souls in Purgatory, that they may be brought up to Heaven.
This topic is almost never broached in the Roman Rite Catholic Ordinary Form Mass, where the Emphasis is more “Hic Et Nunc” than “Ad Aeternam.”

Rarely if ever is the Soul mentioned at a Requiem Mass in the Roman Rite Catholic Ordinary Form. It seems to be emphasis on The Community.

For I was at Holy Innocents R C Church both last night and tonight. There is even a special version of The “Agnus Dei” which sings to one’s Soul.
“Agnus Dei, Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi, Dona Eis Requiem…Agnus Dei, Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi, Dona Eis Requiem Aeternam.”

Now, it was on “America’s Got Talent”, some months ago, when 3 Young Men from NYC, sang in Latin “Pie Jesu”. This Hymn, which is usually sung at a Missa Cantata Requiem, is Gregorian Chant and is Awe Inspiring. Two of the Judges are Jewish, namely the Comedian Howie Mandel and Radio Legend Howard Stern. Both were in utter awe when “Pie Jesu” was sung. So was everyone in the audience.

We Roman Catholics hear and sing JUNK way too often. Gregorian Chant is my Rock Music.

Deo Gratias!
Kyrie Elaison!

M

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