Archive | September, 2015

Good King(& Saint) Wenceslas

30 Sep

Monday was a Liturgical Doubleheader in Two Versions of The Holy Sacrifice Of The Mass.

Now on the Novus Ordo Mass Calendar, two Saints are Commemorated on this day. San Lorenzo Ruiz, Patron Saint of The Philippines has his feast on September 28th. At Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs RC Church in Forest Hills, Queens, the Celebration occurred at the 1PM Mass on Sunday, September 27th.
St. Wencheslas is also commemorated on September 28th. So at OLQM’s 8:00AM Mass, Fr Antonin Kocurek offered the 8:00AM in honour of his country’s Patron Saint(Czech Republic).
At 6PM at Holy Innocents RC Church in Midtown Manhattan, The Mass was offered in Latin in Honour of St. Wencheslas, as this Feast is on the Traditional Latin Mass Calendar.
Wencheslas was murdered by his Brother.
The Vestment Color was Red at the Tridentine Latin Mass, in Honor of a Martyr.
At the Conclusion of that Mass, “Good King Wencheslas” was sung.
Christmas is a little under 90 Days away. By celebration of this Saint, we are reminded of December 25th.

Deo Gratias!

M

Kyrie Elaison

Weird Flux Weatherwise In Forest Hills, Queens

30 Sep

In a Matter of 30 Minutes, the Temperature has wildly fluctuated. The Temperature went from 70°F(21°C) to 78°F(26°C) to 67°F(19°C).
Welcome to Whacked Out Autumn In New York City.
One Minute, you are sweating as if you have a Fever. The Next Minute, you’re shivering.

It’s Autumn! No wonder I am wearing a jacket.

M

Kyrie Elaison

Happy Feast Day On St. Michael Archangel NYPD Blue Mass

30 Sep

The NYPD “Blue Mass” was held at Holy Innocents RC Church in Midtown Manhattan at 6PM Last Evening as a Solemn High Missa Cantata(Sung Mass). The Mass Parts were sung in Latin, except for Kyrie(Greek) and it was the Tridentine Version(3 Kyrie, 3 Christe, 3 Kyrie).
This is NOT a “Four Hymn Sandwich” Mass, complete with ANYTHING by Marty Haugen(Whose Music Would Be Banned as “Cruel & Unusual Punishment”, under the Rules of The Geneva Convention), nor the “Utter Schutte” of The Saint Louis Jesuits(Which can cause Auricular Diabetic Syndrome, or cause fits of Uncontrollable Rage). Treacle like “Gift Of Finest Wheat” or “Anthem”, would cause for Long Lines at the Vomitariums(Parish Waiting Times Vary).
As it was a Solemn High Mass, offered by Fr Leonard Villa, Pastor of Holy Innocents RC Church, he was assisted by The Ceremonial Deacon, Father Christopher Salvatori(Who Often Offers The Tridentine Latin Mass at Holy Innocents) & a Ceremonial Subdeacon. There are No Female Altar Servers, as THAT is So “NO” as in Novus Ordo.
For Jesus Said in The Gospel that One must become like a Child to enter the Fullness of The Kingdom of Heaven. It is True for Sometimes as Adults we become Jaded.
Yes, there is the Participation of The Laity, but NOT in The NO Sense. For we join with the Schola in the Singing of the Prayers & Responses. “Table Of Plenty” would never cut it here(The Queues at The Vomitarium would stretch from West 37th Street along Broadway down to West 34th Street in Midtown, with NYPD’s Bomb Squad on Standby). There is no “Armada” of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in This Mass. And there is no Cantor to lead the Faithful in the Bob Hurd Misconstrued Version of “Ubi Caritas”(To The City Of Love).
For St. Michael The Archangel is The Patron Saint of The Law Enforcement Profession. And having been in The Profession at one time, with a few attempts on my life, I believe that St. Michael & His Angelic Corps, stepped between me and Actual Harm.

In the beginnings of The Era of The Novus Ordo Mass, I was beginning to lose The Authentic Catholic Faith, rarely heading to the Sacrament of Penance. I do go more often now. The Time in the Law Enforcement Profession and the Tridentine Latin Mass, have something to do with that.

For we were in Holy Innocents Hall, below the Main Church, where we had a Celebration of The Feast of Saint Michael The Archangel. It was time to meet new friends, as well as a time to commiserate with Old Friends.
Granted the NYPD Contingent was small, but that is due to that August Annual Meeting Of World Leaders at the “Turtle Bay Debate & International Intrigue Society” on 1st Avenue, called the UN.

Deo Gratias Pro The Angels & Saints, Past, Present & To Come.

Michael

Kyrie Elaison

Vetus Ordo No NO

27 Sep
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Vetus Ordo-No NO

For once, a Grand High Altar is not encumbered by a Table, for this Is The Tridentine Latin Mass(Eastern Name is The Divine Liturgy Of Pope Saint Pius V).
This Liturgy emphasizes The Roman Rite of The Catholic Church. It is High, Solemn, Ordered and Beautiful.

M

Kyrie Elaison

“The Pope Is Playing The Garden, Just Like Sinatra Did”

26 Sep

The OLD, Traditional EWTN With Mother Angelica still in charge, was a Different Kind of Satellite & Cable Television Channel. Trite Tripe such as what was spoken on EWTN last evening, would be replaced by Mother Angelica, who would have “Ripped Obama A New One.” Mother ripped into the Post Vatican II Style Bishops during the Coverage of World Youth Day 1993, as well as ripping into Bill & Hillary Clinton. World Youth Day 1993 was in Denver, CO.
One wonders WHY I stay with Coverage on Tradition Minded Outlets as “The Remnant Newspaper”, “Catholic Family News” & “Harvesting The Fruit of The Vatican II”, especially when Louie Verrecchio produces his own “Ironic Videos”, stuff which would NOT Make the Cut on EWTN. I eagerly await the Commentary of Michael Matt & Christopher Ferrara, as well as from CFN Media with John Vennari.
Of course, for Contrast, Michael Voris will Rip “Cardinal Dolan A New One”, and totally forget Pope Francis.
Pope Francis I is now in Philadelphia, in a City where Booing Funerals & The Phillies are commonplace for “The World Meeting Of Families” is occurring, as a Prelude to “The October Synod AGAINST The Family.” EWTN is carrying that Coverage in “The City of Brotherly Love.”

So The Pope Played The Garden. And NYC is back to Normal.

M

Kyrie Elaison

The Long Papal Day At Central Park NYC

26 Sep

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Anticipation was great, so I went to Morning Mass at Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs RC Church in Forest Hills, Queens. It is a Pious Thing to do on the Second Ember Day of Three Ember Days for the Fall Season. It is a way of doing Penance, so I went without Meat & Alcohol.
One Priest, namely OLQM’s Administrator, Fr Francis Passenant had tickets for West 61st Street and Central Park Drive. That gave him proximity to the B Train at Columbus Circle, where he could get it to W53rd Street/7th Avenue to change for the E Train Train back to Forest Hills.
Funny but Fr Frank recommended staying home and watching this on Television.

Above is the Link to all The Holy Excitement.

M

Kyrie Elaison

From Madison Square Garden-O How Novus Ordo

26 Sep

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Please! Even With all The “Smells & Bells”, Novus Ordo is Novus Ordo is Novus Ordo Missae.

Even when the Pope offers this before a crowd in Madison Square Garden, The Mass still closes in on itself.

And no matter how fancy, it is still the Form which caused many of the Faithful to say good bye to the Catholic Faith.

Note: Picture is from Monitor at ABC TV @ West 66 Street & Broadway.

M

Kyrie Elaison