Archive | December, 2014

12/31/14 7Th Day Of Christmas-St. Sylvester I Pope

31 Dec

I have known this story since the Days of City Line Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. There was a school at 396/398 Grant Avenue in Brooklyn, NY.
Fifty Years Ago today, I was with Mum at the 9:00AM Mass on the Feast of St. Sylvester at(You may have thought this)St. Sylvester R C Church on Mc Kinley Avenue between Grant Avenue and Elderts Lane in City Line, Brooklyn, NY.
It was in 1955 when the current Church Building was completed. It will be 60 Years since the current building replaced an all wood edifice.

But, Pope St. Sylvester I(314 to 335 AD), began the construction of many of the Roman Churches in the Diocese of Rome. He was also the 1st Pope to be canonized a Saint, who was not a Martyr. He also had to battle the Arian Heresy in the 4th Century AD.

Today’s Gospel according to Saint John The Evangelist was the Story of The Incarnation. I usually hear this Gospel in Latin at the End of The Tridentine Latin Mass. Today was a rarity, hearing it in English.

So if you go to Mass in Rome, one can thank Pope St Sylvester I. It wouldn’t be Rome, The Eternal City, without him.

Deo Gratias Pro Sancte Papam Silvestre I


2014 in review

31 Dec

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Just Looking To Upgrade The Mobile

30 Dec

I have Virgin Mobile, one of two Sprint Prepaid Services, so within the next week or so, I am planning to upgrade the phone within budget.
I have decided to stay with Android, a form of UNIX as my phone’s OS, as Android can handle live web telecasting and brosdcasting. Besides the apps are better. I had considered the Lumia with MS Windows 8.1, but there is no live broadcast/telecast app like  The Google Play Store is almost as well developed as Apple’s App Store. The video recording apps are good here as well.
And the video operations would move over to High Definition for the 1st Time since the days of The iPod Touch 4G. HD 720p is great but HD 1080p is more spectacular. It is time to head to broadcast quality in Video and the time is now.
It was on the set of “Peripheral City”, a web series recorded in HD, when I heard that the price of High Definition would shoot downward.

Now it can be carried in one’s pocket and doesn’t need the budget of a major studio to have it.

The 2011 Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Basketball Championship, Round 2 in February, 2011, was recorded on an iPod Touch 4G in 1280x720p High Definition and is still seen on Dailymotion. Parts of that coverage were seen on in Europe, from the Dailymotion Coverage, becoming the 1st and Only Time the HD coverage was seen outside of You Tube. And it has not been duplicated since February of 2011. That competition is usually seen on You Tube. But, it is fun being the only producer to do that.

The changeover will be in the next few weeks and Video will be fun again.


Harpist Tomina Parvanova(Live From Our Lady Of Mercy RC Church Forest Hills, NY)

29 Dec

“Sunday Night Standards”(06/08/2014)

29 Dec

Sunday June 8th, 2014 “Sunday Night Opera”

29 Dec

“La Boheme” The Great Rehearsal

29 Dec

Irish Schola The Live Video Feed From Veetle

29 Dec

Deacon Greg Kandra Preaches The Christmas Gospel @ Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs

29 Dec

Octave Of Christmas (5th Day St. Thomas A Beckett)

29 Dec

The same gospel from Luke, from yesterday, tells of Simeon’s reaction to The Birth of Christ.

This is the Feast of St. Thomas A Beckett, Archbishop of Canterbury in the 11th Century AD. Thomas was in exile and was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by the English King.

The Blood of Martyrs aided in the Growth of The Catholic Faith.

Kyrie Elaison