The Tridentine Mass & The Sacred Readings(Latin & Byzantine)

3 May

It is said that according to Tradition in the Roman Latin Catholic Church, that Pope Saint Gregory The Great reformed the Latin Liturgy by the Format where the readings are as follows:
Epistle(or Suitable Old Testament Passage), Gradual, Alleluia or Tract and Gospel. This Format is still the case in the Tridentine Latin Mass, still being offered today.

Byzantine Origin:
In his efforts to keep the Church Goers of his day in Constantinople, from 397 AD to 407 AD, from being bored silly, The Patriarch of Constantinople, St. John Chrysostom(Feast Day Ordinary Calendar September 14th, Tridentine Calendar on January 27th), is the Bishop who reformed the Divine Liturgy by Reformating the Sacred Scriptural Readings with Epistle, Gradual, Alleluia, and Gospel and a shorter Anaphora, which still reflects the Divine Liturgy as a Sacrificial Act of Christ through The Priest.

The Format which was discarded by Pope St. Gregory The Great, is familiar to Roman Rite Catholics who go to the Novus Ordo Mass, which is Old Testament(Acts Of The Apostles During Eastertide), Responsorial Psalm, Epistle, Alleluia, Tract(Lenten) & Gospel, which the Lutherans, Anglicans, & Methodists use(in Ancient and Early Middle Ages an extra round of Responsorial Psalms were used).
I pretty well understand why St. John Chrysostom and St. Gregory The Great did their format changes. They wanted the Faithful to understand what was read and that The Eucharist is The Central Action of the Mass or Divine Liturgy.
But, in this Era of False Ecumenism, by adopting a Discarded Format, from 1500 Years Before, only to be taken up by The Protestants, who deny both Sacrifice and Sacred Priesthood, Extra Scripture May be fine for Those who deny that the Bread and Wine are transformed into The Body & Blood, Soul & Divinity of The Christ.
Since Protestants deny the Sacred, Sacrificing Priesthood of Christ, by ordaining Women, in all their Liberalism, to Ministry, they can continue to read Scripture all they want. I want to understand Scripture and read it. WHY is The Roman Rite Catholic Church looking to restore practices which were discarded the 1st Time? Is it to mimicry those who couldn’t care less about The One, True Church?
In the case of The Liturgy of The Presanctified Gifts in both the Latin Church and Eastern Churches, both Catholic & Orthodox, St. Gregory Dialogos is responsible for this. He is also known as Pope St. Gregory The Great.
In the Roman/Latin Rite, The Mass of The Presanctified is on Good Friday, when the Eucharistic Canons are not offered. The Eastern Influence is felt here with the huge number of Litanies chanted.
Particularly in the Byzantine Rite, the Liturgy of The Presanctified is offered once a week and three times during Holy Week & NOT on Good Friday.

Kyrie Elaison!


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