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In The Ice & Cold Ahead In NYC & New York State

13 Feb

In Albany, it is worse at 4°F(-16°C). But it is Windy here, at 15°F(-8°C), with Wind Chill Temperature at -11°F(-25°C).

Nevertheless, as Sunday is The Lord’s Day, I plan to make it to Mass, Somewhere. I may even head via IND SUBWAY 6th Avenue F Train to Broadway Lafayette to 266 Mulberry Street to 1st Sunday of The Great Lent at St. Michael’s Russian Greek Catholic Chapel. Or it might be Holy Innocents. Holy Innocents Tridentine Latin Mass is at 10:30AM, while St. Michael’s Russian Greek Catholic Chapel has the Divine Liturgy Of St John Chrysostom at 11:00AM. St. Agnes is also a TLM Option at 11:00AM.
Dumb Muzak is Not an Option. The Eucharist is Where It’s At.

Associate US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scala passed away today at Age 79. Details not given.
Agnus Dei Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi, Dona Eis Requiem Aeternam.

M

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.

M

Kyrie Elaison

The Cooling Weather & The End Of Novus Ordo Silliness

10 Sep

I may be able to Enjoy going to both the Tridentine Latin Mass & Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, after the Horrible Heat & Humidity of Summer, 2015. Going to a “WYSISWYG” Novus Ordo Mass, complete with the “Simging” of “Utter Treacle”, which causes for long lines at the Vomitarium, is more than annoying. One is not awed nor inspired by “Gifts of Finest Wheat”, which is both Treacly and Ecumenical, as it is more a song about elements than of Sacrament.
“WYSIWYG” is a Computer Expression meaning “What You See Is What You Get”, and in “Novus Dis-Ordo Land”, you may come to a “Table Of Plenty” loaded with “Utter Schutte” & Way Too Much Treacle. However, it does bring about a lot of Snark Filled Writing, on Subjects ranging from Obama & Trump to the October “Schism On The Family”, a Statement Attributed to Michael J. Matt, which means that “Simon Censor Pro Bellum Voriscum” will see to it that I NEVER Comment on ChurchMilitant.com, offering a Defence of Fratrum Sacerdotus Sancte Pius Decca or SSPX, those 4 Letters constituting a Bad Word, never to be uttered in the Presence of “Dear Anchor”, nor Mrs Niles, nor the Gaggle Of Cub Reporters.

On One Sunday this Month, I may do a Byzantine Ruthenian Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom & SSPX TLM, so from the Rising of The Sun to its’ Setting, A Perfect offering To The Triune Godhead may be made for The Glory of The Lord. I have come to the conclusion that the Ordinary Form Mass(Novus Ordo)is fine for weekdays, but on Sundays, it is NOT Truly the Highest Form of Worship. It will fulfill one’s Sunday & Holy Day Obligation, but it does NOT truly show Catholicity.

And Sheerly Novus Ordo Catholics have the Least Catholic Knowledge of ANY Catholic, East or West. As that Ukrainian Greek Catholic Woman @ St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Manhattan’s East Village, said about Communion A Mano(In The Hand), “We Are NOT Priests-Only Priests should handle The Lord.”

Amen!

Kyrie Elaison!

M

Kyrie Elaison

A ByzLat Weekend During Bellum Voriscum

4 Sep

In the Middle of what is called “Bellum VORIScum”, with “Simon The Magician”, who is the “Censor Pro Bellum VORIScum”, who as Magician, is charged with silencing potential critics who utilize the utterance of a “Four Letter Word”, SSPX, but “Graciously” utter their favorite, uncharitable 6 Letter word, that of SCHISM, I will be headed to Totally Catholic Church Liturgies this Weekend, NOT called “The NO.”
The “NO” is an abrieviation For the Missa Novus Ordo, where the Priest faces Populum & the Muzak may cause for rather lengthy lines at the Vomitarium(Waiting Times Vary from Parish to Parish). The Homilies are geared to Adults who may not even be Smarter Than A 5th Grader.

Hence, between the Utter Beauty and Banality, I opt for Beauty in the Chants of Byzantine & Gregorian and the Solemnity of both the Divine Liturgies of St. John Chrysostom & St. Pius V, offered by Priests offering “In Persona Christi”, Sacrifice to The Holy Trinity, as Reparation for our sins, as “Alter Christus.”

If I want a place with a Table, I will probably head to a Cafe’.

Kyrie Elaison!

M

Laity In The Sanctuary & The Byzantine Rite

7 Jun

“It is Byzantine Rite Practice”.

So sayeth certain Shepherds(Bishops) of the Roman/Latin Rite in the USA & Canada. These Men endorsed the Changes in The Mass and wonder why people aren’t coming to Mass in their Diocesan Fiefdoms.

Mass Lector, reading the Old Testament, Responsorial Psalm and Epistle:
Before Sunday, November 30th, 1969, the only laypersons allowed in the Sanctuary during The Holy Sacrifice Of The Mass were the All Male Altar Servers and someone called a Commentator, who would explain the changes to the Tridentine Form of Mass, beginning on Sunday, November 29th, 1964. The Commentator was the start of this Revolution of Laity in the Sanctuary. That position, filled by a Male Layman, did not last too long and his position involved Catechisis, regarding the Mass Changes.
But it was in November of 1969, when the Sanctuary changed.
A Lector would read everything but the Gospel. A Cantor would lead the Parishioners in singing Hymns. This was done in the Pulpit. The readings took place on the Epistle Side of the Parish Church, in the Sanctuary.

In Byzantine Practice, which I have observed by being at the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom a total of 27 Times, the Lector is often the Cantor. That Lector/Cantor is usually in the 1st Pew, with a small light. The Lector reads the Epistle from that 1st Pew. The Cantor leads the Singing of Responses and certain prayers. The Lector/Cantor face Liturgical East, just like the Laity in the pews. The Priest Faces Liturgical East. Only the Priest, Deacon and Altar Server(Male) are in the Sanctuary during the Divine Liturgy.

That Is Clear And True.

M

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Catholic Calendars Of Eastertide

26 May

Roman Rite Ordinary Form
Easter ends on Pentecost Sunday, as there is No Octave of Pentecost.
Roman Rite Extraordinary Form, also called The Tridentine Calendar, Pentecost begins with The Vigil Of Pentecost. This Ecchlesiastical Calendar is still Valid. Easter Ends on The Octave or 8th Day, so Eastertide ends this Saturday. There are Three Ember Days in Pentecost, namely Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Roman Rite Catholics are encouraged to fast from Meat on Wednesday and Friday, commemorating both Spy Wednesday and Good Friday, so that the Growth Of The Holy Spirit in one’s life can be experienced. Self Control is a Gift Of The Holy Spirit.

Byzantine Rite Julian Calendar is called The AfterFeast of Pentecost. It occurs from Monday to Wednesday. Pentecost on this Calendar is 3 Days.In The Byzantine Rite, Pentecost is also called Trinity Sunday.
Byzantine Rite Gregorian Calendar means Pentecost Sunday is the same as Roman Rite Catholics plus the Two Day AfterFeast.
For Roman Rite Traditional Catholics, they can also add the Extra Celebration to Trinity Sunday. Eastertide Celebrations would end on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2015. One Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on E7th Street in the East Village in Manhattan, St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, has an English Language Divine Liturgy at 4:00PM. Like the Tridentine Latin Mass, the Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom(Bishop, Confessor, Doctor Of The Church), you will be Awed.

Deo Gratias!

M

“Into The Rafters” and Penance At 10:30AM

25 May

As The Tridentine Latin Mass Crowd at Holy Innocents on W37th Street in Midtown Manhattan is getting to be quite large, a number of people are being forced into the Choir Loft. People are seeking Truly Traditional Ways of Worshipping The Triune Godhead on Sundays, without their ears being assaulted by Extreme Amounts of Treacle(I E, anything by The Saint Louis Jesuits, Marty Haugen, Dan Schutte, Et Al).
It is a time where the current Pope, Francis I, has been making remarks of the Snide Kind in reference to Traditionalist Catholics. Yet, one attends the usual American Novus Ordo Mass, where “Sin” is treated as a Four Letter Word, thus not mentioned. That Member of The Faithful feels as if he has been let down. With “Music” which may induce one to find the nearest Toilet to vomit from Indigestion after the latest “Bread Song”, one wonders if one is wasting one’s time. Adding ” Entertainment ” such as “Missa Di Pinocchio” as a theme, distracts from the Central Mystery of The Mass, in this inane process called “Inculturation”, where Pagan and Secular is emphasized.
As far as I am concerned, as are many others, Pentecost continues into this Saturday. It didn’t end yesterday. It is as if the Liturgical Revolutionaries are desiring a Religion void of Catholicity, preferring instead the Empty Protestantism. If they desired this, The Nearest Protestant Episcopal Church will only be too glad to welcome them.

So I will head to Holy Innocents for the Memorial Day 1:00PM Tridentine Latin Mass, a Liturgy with true focus on God, not our egos.

God Bless And Save America And One, Holy, Catholic And Apostolic Church.

M