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“Happy Easter…..Again”

3 May

“Christ Is Risen”:
“Indeed He Is”;

A Goodly # of The RC Faithful who attend the Tridentine Latin Mass, were planning on heading to what is called “Russian Easter” or “Greek Orthodox Easter.” For Easter on the Old Julian Calendar was late this year. And there are Byzantine Rite Catholic Churches which are on the Old Julian Calendar.
St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Manhattan’s East Village on East 7th Street between The Bowery & 2nd Avenue is where there is a sizeable Ukrainian Population. As many of my Tridentine Latin Mass Compatriots were at the Easter Vigil at St. George or at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, I decided to head to the Easter Sunday 4PM English Language Divine Liturgy.
The Very Reverend Father Bernard Panczuk OSBM, who is Pastor of St. George, was not feeling up to the 4PM Mass, but the Celebrant was good & it turned out to be The Ukrainian Bishop of the Eparchy of Stamford, CT, His Grace, The Most Reverend Paul Patrick Chomicky, a Canadian from British Columbia & One Time Chartered Accountant. He is from the Order of St. Basil The Great(OSBM or Ordo Sancti Basili Magni).
His Deacon was Fr Peter Shyska, the just retired Principal of St. George Academy High School. He preached the Gospel & Homily.

The Day of No:
This is Good & Holy Friday. It is a Day of Mourning for Christ was led to His Death on The Cross. Churches are barren of all decorations.
Yet, Christ descended to the part of Hades, where the Just were held & He freed the Just to take them to Paradisio(Heaven).
Yet, it is Sad because The Apostles were with Him. And Now The Apostles were Alone & Living In Fear.
This is a Day of No Joy because Christ’s Earthly Existence Had come to an End. And it was a Violent End.
And Maria Semper Virgine pondered on this in Her Heart.

Easter is Yes;
For Christ, in His Glorified Body, is Risen from Death. He conquered Death by Death.
Christ Is Risen!
Indeed He Is!
Yes, there is Joy & Not Sadness.

Deo Gratias! It was a Great Divine Liturgy.

At the End of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, we were invited up to receive a Special Anointing from Bishop Chomicky, as well as the Blessed Bread(Antidoron).

Parts of The Liturgy were chanted in Ukrainian. There is a new Cantor/Lector named Paul. Bravo to him, he did a great job.

In One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church, there are many Paticular Churches, but only One Church, and Founded By Christ, in Perfect Unity. For Christ told his Apostles & Disciples to go forth to All Nations, Baptising them In The Name of The Father, Son & Holy Ghost.
Christ Promised to be with His Church, until The End of The World.

Chris Is Risen, Indeed He Is.

M

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

End Year “Thanks” To MTLOA- NOT

1 Jan

MTLOA is the Metropolitan Transportation Lack Of Authority. This applies whenever MTA NYC Transit’s Subways are run, irresponsibly. Like the Suprise Rerouting of an E Express Train at Roosevelt Avenue, without announcing it, adding 25 Minutes to the trip, DURING RUSH HOUR.

I would have been 15 Minutes Early for a very Faith Filled New Years Eve at St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the East Village on E.7th Street in Manhattan, beginning with The Byzantine Rite Catholic Divine Liturgy Of St Basil The Great. Instead, without announcing anything, the E Express Train starts running via the R Local Tracks, making all Local Stops into East 53rd Street & Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, adding 25 Minutes to my trip, IN RUSH HOUR.

Yet, as I made it to my Moose Lodge in Maspeth, Queens to cool my heels & head, the R Train ran Express on the Local Tracks to Woodhaven Blvd & 59th Avenue, where I caught an uncrowded Q59 Bus. But, after 2016 Rolls in, I will journey to the 6:00AM Divine Liturgy Of St John Chrysostom at St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. This way, I will open 2016 Byzantine Rite Style. I just want to do it differently & head to a Latin Rite Mass, probably at St. Agnes on East 43rd Street.

After all this, I will need a Good Rest, away from all this.

Agnus Dei, Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi, Miserere Nobis.

M

Kyrie Elaison

12 Hours Alpha & Omega 2015 Into 2016

31 Dec

I am planning to end 2015 & begin 2016, with a contingent of Holy Innocents Partisans, with the Byzantine Rite of The Catholic Church. It should prove to be Prayerful & Mystical.
At 6:00PM on Thursday, December 31st, 2015, a Divine Liturgy will be offered at St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on E7th Street. This will be followed by an All Night Vigil, followed by Coffee Hour at Midnight at St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, continuing with the All Night Vigil & Divine Liturgy at 6:00AM.
It should be a Peaceful Sleep at Home after this is done.
Happy Octave Of Christmas and Happy 2016.

M

Kyrie Elaison

Replay Byzantine Rite Melkite Greek Catholic Divine Liturgy Sunday Of The Forefathers

29 Dec

http://m.churchofthevirginmary.net/livem.html

Kyrie Elaison

“Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom at the 2013 Napa Institute Conference” on YouTube

18 Aug

This EWTN Special Presentation is of the Napa Institute Conference.
The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of The Catholic Church, is a Liturgy of The Byzantine Rite of The Catholic Church as well as the Eastern Orthodox Churches.
Many Traditional Catholics, without access to the Tridentine Latin Mass in the 1970s, often went to the Byzantine Rite Catholic Divine Liturgies, as opposed to the Novus Ordo Mass, because to Traditional Catholics, the Novus Ordo Mass was heavily Protestantized Liturgy.

Do note that in the Divine Liturgy, the Priest faces Liturgical East, just like in the Tridentine Latin Mass.
The idea of Lay Lectors and Cantors, is Byzantine Rite in Origin, but none are in the Sanctuary. In fact, like the Priest, the Cantor & Lector, who are often the same Man or Woman faces Liturgical East just like The Priest. So if you have a Permanent Deacon at Mass preaching The Gospel, this is of Byzantine Rite Origin.
Holy Communion Under Both Species is of Byzantine Rite Origin. Standing for Holy Communion is also Byzantine Rite Origin.
But, Holy Communion In The Hand(A Mano) is Protestant in Practice.
The Byzantine Rite Practice of receiving both Body and Blood, is via Intinction and one receives the Sacrament via a Priest who utilizes Holy Communion Spoon to drop the Body and Blood, Soul & Divinity of Christ in one’s mouth, head tilted back.
If only the Roman Rite could do this, instead of Station To Station, it would cut out Holy Communion A Mano.
If anything, the Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom is Ancient, Traditional, Beautiful and Catholic. The Novus Ordo is NOT.

BUT, the Novus Ordo is still a Valid Mass.

M

Standing For Holy Communion & Byzantine Rite

7 Jun

The US and Canadian Roman/Latin Bishops tell us that Standing for Holy Communion is okay because it is from the Byzantine Rite. So we North Americans and everywhere else queue for Holy Communion, just like in the Byzantine Rite Catholic Churches, but there is more to it in Byzantine Practice.

The Latins, in order to make Modernist Protestants feel at home, ripped out Altar Rails where people knelt to receive Holy Communion. Modern Catholics shouldn’t have to kneel either. Keep The Queue Moving was the Order of the Day.

But, before receiving the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ in The Eucharist, a medium length and beautiful prayer is said before going on the queue. And the Priest gives this warning to remind those Faithful of their duty which is “Approach With Fear of The Lord & With Faith.”

One wonders if Roman/Latin Catholics at Novus Ordo Missae even believe it is Jesus Christ they are receiving anymore.

M

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