Mater Ecclesia Pro Ecclesia Dei Novi Eboraci

8 Dec

Meanwhile, I am having a nice meal at an Ecclesium Orientem on East 7th Street in Manhattan’s East Village called “Streecha”, an Ukrainian Restaurant, owned and operated by St George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, A Part of One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Today, I crossed the part of The Atlantic Ocean called The East River. I went to the Mother Church of the Tridentine Latin Mass Movement in NYC called St. Agnes on East 43rd Street(Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen Place) in Midtown Manhattan. This is the Roman Catholic Parish where the Tridentine Latin Mass came out of the Proverbial Catacombs. This is also the place where Mum(d. 1994)was baptized(MCMXXI). Today is the 2nd Sunday Of Advent. A Youthful Crowd was present.
It is here that I returned to the Tridentine Latin Mass in January, 2007(MMVII).
The one thing about St Agnes NY is a not so high “High Altar.” If you want a High Altar, then head to Holy Innocents on West 37th Street, where one could go “Mountain Climbing”, making it a truly High Altar.
The Epistle, Graduale, Alleluia(Tract During Lent and Requiem Masses)& Gospel are read in Latin, with Gradual and Alleluia sung in Latin. The Epistle and Gospel are then read in English and then there is the Homily.
St. John The Baptist is in prison. The Apostles are sent by Jesus to visit and inform John that Jesus is performing His Holy Works and preaching the Good News. Christ told the Crowd that He is the One who John The Baptist Foretold.

Average Age of The Crowd at Mass would be about 32 Years Old. This is The Mass of The Young People. It is great and fun seeing this. Folk Masses do not impress me. Folk Masses were the Outward Sign that all was not well with the Roman Rite of The Catholic Church. Neither is the crowd at this Latin Mass, impressed with the “Folk Mass” and its’ Derivatives of Today. These are NOT Neo Catholics.

And That Is The Good News.

As for the Title of This Article entirely in Latin, it means “Mother Church For The Church Of God In The City of New York.” There is only One Church Of God and She is “The Bride Of Christ”, namely “One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.”

Deo Gratias!

M, Eh!


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