The Church Militant-Go East For It

18 Oct

Can you imagine Paul VI attempting to impose the Novus Ordo Missae on the Byzantine Rite Catholics? Think about the protests which would occur from The Faithful.
Since I am blessed to be a Catholic from New York City, there are, in addition to the Roman Rite Catholic Church, there are the Eastern Catholic Churches, which truly speak of The Universality of One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church.
The Maronite Catholic Church is on Remsen Street in Brooklyn. It is the Headquarters of The Maronite Catholic Eparchy for the Eastern Half of The United States Of America. Our Lady Of Lebanon Cathedral, a former Protestant Community Church, sold to a Maronite Catholic Congregation. This Diocese is headquartered in The RC Diocese of Brooklyn Territory. In fact, Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral is a few blocks west of the RC Diocese of Brooklyn Cathedral called St. James on Tillary Street.
Usually, I head to two Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Parishes in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy of Stamford, CT, for the Divine Liturgy Of St John Chrysostom, one being St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on East 7th Street in Manhattan’s East Village, in the confines of The RC Archdiocese of New York, & Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Astoria, Queens, in the confines of The RC Diocese of Brooklyn. So while I am in one Byzantine Rite Diocese, I attend in two Latin Rite Diocesan Territories, the Byzantine Rite Catholic Divine Liturgy Of St John Chrysostom.
Of course there is the Tridentine Latin Mass, so I will head to Holy Innocents RC Church in Midtown Manhattan on West 37th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue.
Both the Tridentine Latin Mass and Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom are Timeless Liturgies of Ancient Form.

Getting back to imposing the Novus Ordo Form of Liturgy on the Byzantine Rite, just think of the March to the Vatican Mission to the United Nations. Trust me on this one, it will not be a Pretty Sight in the least. Some Ukrainian Greek Catholics who have gone to Novus Ordo Masses, often feel like they haven’t been to Mass at all, shaking their heads, thinking that they were at a Lutheran Service.

I wouldn’t blame them in the least.
And I don’t care what “Schism Boy” in Detroit says, either.


Kyrie Elaison

4 Responses to “The Church Militant-Go East For It”

  1. Stephen Dalton 2015/10/19 at 13:47 #

    I wish we had a Eastern Rite Catholic Church in my town. We have a Latin Mass in Peoria, but I find it hard to follow Latin, even with the English translation in the missal. I attended one Eastern Rite service in Orlando, Florida a few years ago, and it was beautiful. Maybe some Christian refugees from the Mid-East madness will settle here and start a congregation. I hope so!

    • A Roaming Catholic 2015/10/19 at 13:52 #

      The Ruthenians & Ukrainians of Byzantine Rite are awesome. If you can find those Eastern Catholic Churches, the Divine Liturgy Of St John Chrysostom will have you in awe and is often in English.

      • Stephen Dalton 2015/10/20 at 02:37 #

        The service I attended was in English. Pray that we get an Eastern rite service in Peoria soon. I want to hear a Cadillac liturgy instead of a Volkswagen Beetle one!

      • A Roaming Catholic 2015/10/20 at 02:38 #

        Eastern Catholic Churches really are Catholic. Novus Ordo Land is Protestant with a Catholic Colouring.

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