At 12:05 PM THIS Will Be An Unusual Sight For Me

26 May

As To those of us who usually assist at the Tridentine Latin Mass and the Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, This Liturgy will look a bit strange as will the Calendar Orientation. For what is called “Ordinary Form Liturgy”, practicing “Versus Populum” will seem strange after one’s “Holiday Time Of Ad Orientem.”

Yes, I am going to a “Missa Novus”, where the Priest faces ” Liturgical West”(Towards Portofino Ristaurante in Forest Hills, Queens) instead of “Liturgical East”(Jerusalem).

This I do realize that most Roman/Latin Rite Catholics either only know this form of Mass by years of conditioning, not realizing that there are other forms of Catholic Church Liturgy, whether in the Roman/Latin Rite(Tridentine Latin Mass), or The Eastern Catholic Churches, particularly in the Byzantine
I am heading to Mass the way people have worshipped for the past 45 Years. It is still The Mass. The Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ is made manifest to us, whether on a High Altar or a Freestanding Table Altar. The Priest is validly ordained.
It is, sadly the ” Music”, which is capable of causing “Intestinal Distress”, Nausea or other maladies such as headaches. Heading to the 12:05 PM Mass on a Weekday will spare my ears of ” Musically Inclined Flatulence.”

Nevertheless, Christ comes to us in The Eucharist with His Grace poured out at Holy Communion.
And if you have the Sacrament of Penance before Mass, please utilize it for the Forgiveness of Sin, especially if one is not sure one is in.

I never made it to the 12:05PM Mass, rather I went to the Tridentine Latin Mass at 6:00PM at Holy Innocents in Midtown Manhattan.

Pax Vobiscum


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