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“Gospel & Homily Feast Of St John Chrysostom” on YouTube

28 Jan

It is in Tridentine Latin Mass Calendar Country, where one will find the Great Eastern Catholic Heirachial Saints being honoured.

I know that you may think of St. John Chrysostom as a Heirarch Saint of Eastern Orthodoxy, particularly Greek Orthodox Churches, but he is a CATHOLIC Saint, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor of The Church. He was Archbishop of Constantinople, in short, Patriarch of Constantinople, in the time of One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church. He is Patron Saint of Orators & Preachers. He was at war with Heretics called Arians. Arians believed the Heretical Teachings of a Priest called Arius, who taught that Jesus Christ was a Super Perfect Man, but NOT GOD.
He was a Student of St
Basil The Great(Bishop, Martyr, Confessor & Doctor Of The Church).
St. John Chrysostom did much anslysis of the Gospels and gave great commentary.
He was a True Reformer of The Catholic Liturgy. With the Epistle, Gradual, Alleluia & Gospel, it became the Practice of The Eastern Catholic Churches & eventually the Latin Church.Since the Liturgy was about the Re-presentation of Christ’s Sacrifice on The Cross, St. John Chrysostom wrote an Anaphora & added the Prayer Response from a New Testament Codex “For Thine is The Kingdom, The Power & The Glory, Father, Son & Holy Spirit, Now & Ever & Forever”, which is the Doxology of The “Our Father”, chanted by the Priest. It is also chanted by the Priest in an earlier part of The Divine Liturgy.
But, his orations of The Gospel & Homilies are what he was known for, as well as certain short statements attributed to him. He is quoted 18 Times in “The Catechism Of The Catholic Church.”
There is more to The Catholic Church than just the Latin(Roman) Church. Learn the Eastern Catholic Churches & you will truly learn about The Church which Christ Founded.

Deo Gratias!
Vivat Christus Rex!

M

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HOF For Mike Piazza-Catholic

7 Jan

Mike Piazza was elected to The National Baseball Hall Of Fame at Cooperstown, NY for Year 4 Of his eligibility with 83% of Eligible Voters voting.
Ken Griffey Jr had over 90% of Eligible Voters. Congratulations to both Fine Men.A NY Mets Cap will appear on Mike Piazza’s Plaque.

William Roger Clemens is in his 4th Year of Eligibility, but managed just 45%. His #s are dropping. I guess that when he fired a 100 MPH Fastball at Mike Piazza’s Head while “Juiced”, in July, 2000, that Roger The Texas Conman might lose popularity.
His being called before The US House of Representatives & doing “The 5th Amendment Dance” didn’t help his cause. But throwing Roy Halliday “Under The Bus”, shouting “Steroids”, was not too cool. Neither was playing around with a 15 Year Old Country Singer for a few years, a smart move on his part.
By 2007, with a Rapidly Fading Career, and going down with a “Muscle Pull”, while behind in a game on his last team(Clue-The Club is located in The Melrose Section of The Bronx), it was time for The Texas Conman to hang it up.
You didn’t need Chemicals, Roger. It cost you Cooperstown.
Mike? Congrats again.

M

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THIS Is Epiphany Today, In The 12 Days Of Christmas

6 Jan

Though it was a Gospel Reading of Jesus Christ walking on water, it is part of The Revelation of Christ, as Epiphany means Revelation.
In The Byzantine Rite Catholic Churches, this day is called Theophany, which means Revelation(Those Byzantine Rite Catholic Churches on the Gregorian Calendar, celebrate today, while those on the Julian Calendar, celebrate on January 19th(Gregorian Calendar).

And those of Latino & Mediterranean Heritage, make this the Traditional Day of Gift Giving, symbolizing the Three Magi, who came with Gold, Frankinsense & Myrrh, for The Christ Child.
And with Theophany, Christ is revealed as He is Baptized in The River Jordan(Latin Rite celebrates The Baptism Of The Lord 7 Days After Epiphany, which is Octave Of The Epiphany).
The Traditional End of Christmas is The Feast Of The Presentation of The Child Jesus In The Temple on February 2nd(Candlemas Day).
So Christmastide has a little way to gp in the Latin & Byzantine Rites of One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church.

So, Happy Christmastide!

M

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The Altar & Sanctuary Of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish In Forest Hills, NY In Christmastide

6 Jan

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The Altar & Sanctuary Of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish In Forest Hills, NY In Christmastide

6 Jan

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“Altar Server #64-Remembering February 22nd,1998, In Memorium, Renelyn & Brother Knight Priests”

6 Jan

As part of 1st Saturday of January, 2016, I went to The 5:00PM Mass at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Forest Hills, Queens. I picked up a Parish Bulletin, went to a Pew and Sat down. I looked inside for the Weekday Schedule of Masses for Monday, January 4th, 2016, during Christmastide. According to The Novus Ordo Mass Calendar, Christmastide ends with Baptism Of The Lord on Sunday, January 10th, from whence everything becomes Ordinary Time. In The Tridentine Latin Mass Calendar, Christmastide ends on The Feast Of The Presentation of The Child Jesus In The Temple, also called Candlemas Day. And Christmastide overlaps with Septuagesima, which goes into Lent on the Road to Easter.

A Name appeared for The 8:00AM Mass, one which takes me back to Sunday, February 22nd, 1998, between the end of The 10:00AM & 11:30AM Masses.
I was in the Second Half of my Second Term as Grand Knight of Monsignor Sherman Council Knights Of Columbus #5103 of East Glendale, Queens, a Council serving The Greater Glendale-Forest Hills Region of Queens.
See, Sunday, February 22nd, 1998, is the Council 5103 Date in History when the 1st Ever Knights Of Columbus Altar Server Awards occurred. And Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Forest Hills, Queens was the Parish. All Council & a Number of 5103 Building Corporation Officers were Present for this Historic 1st Ceremony.

Between 10:53AM & 11:22AM on Sunday, February 22nd, 1998, as Grand Knight, I was Master Of Ceremonies of The 1st Ever Altar Server Awards of The Knights Of Columbus. I was operating from the Sanctuary during the Ceremony. Past Grand Knights William J. Trace(1988-1990), William T. Trace(1990-1992), Jerry Rivera(1999-2001), George Aupperle(2001-2002), Donald Gander(2007-2009), and their Families were there, plus Treasurer Gerard Bollman & his Wife & Past Grand Knight Vincent Femenella & his Wife.

Frs Daniel Weiscopf & Thomas Murtaugh, both Brother Knights from other Councils, were assisting me. Fr Weiscopf died in Early 2015 & Fr Murtaugh passed on in 2000. Sixty Three Altar Servers received The K of C Altar Server Awards & 8 People received the K of C Council Awards of Merit. Altar Server Ashley Pillsbury, who was the Special Guest Soloist for the Council 5103 Memorial Mass For The Deceased Members in 1997 & Damien Hollingsworth, who also served as an Altar Server at that Same Mass, were honoured as part of The 8 Awardees receiving the Award Of Merit.

A couple of days later, while I was on break, I was in the old Baskin Robbins at Ascan Avenue & Austin Street, when a 5th Grader, an Altar Server named Amanda Kohut, spotted me & spoke to me, stating that I forgot to give an Altar Server Award to “Renarina Carino.”

It happened the next day at the same Baskin Robbins. Amanda gave me the same reminder. The Award arrived at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Rectory the next day, signed and sealed. Fr Weiscopf presented Renelyn with her award.
Here’s the thing is that I had NEVER Met Renelyn Joy Carino.
And her Sister Altar Server, Amanda Kohut, through Persistence, saw that Renelyn was honoured.
Thank You Amanda, so very much.

On This 6th Day of January, The Feast Of The Epiphany, in 2016, in Honour of The Altar Servers of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Forest Hills, Queens, Altar Server #64, Renelyn Joy Carino, now deceased(October, 2014), was remembered by me in Prayers at the 8:00AM Mass.
Sean O’Sullivan served at the 2nd Annual Appalachia Fund Mass & became the 3rd Council Award of Merit Winner, on Sunday, May 31st, 1998.
This was then, & is now, a great Altar Server Corps. Desmond Flynn directed The Corps in 1997-1998. His Successor, David James, was “One of The 64 Award Winners.”

In Memorium:
Introibo Ad Altare Dei;
Ad Deum Qui Laetificat Juven Tutem Meum(I will go to The Altar Of God, To God Who Gives Joy To My Youth);

Sacerdoti(Priests) & Knights Of Columbus:
Fr Daniel Weiscopf(Rockaway Council 2672, D.2015);
Fr Thomas P Mutaugh(St. Anastasia Council, Douglaston, Queens, D. 2000);
Past Grand Knight George Aupperle Council 5103(2008);
Monsignor Thomas J. Gradilone, Pastor Emeritus(D. 2014);

Altar Server:
Renelyn Joy Carino(D. October, 2014);

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, Ora Pro Nobis;

Agnus Dei, Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi, Dona Eis Requiem;
Agnus Dei, Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi, Dona Eis Requiem;
Agnus Dei, Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi, Dona Eis Requiem Aeternam;

In Nomini Patris, Et Filli, Et Spiritu Sancti, Amen!

Past Grand Knight Michael Leggett(1996-1998)

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The Feast Of The Circumcision & Cute Novus Ordo Baby Pictures

2 Jan

Today, MTA NYC Transit did not fail me, as I was at St. Agnes on E43rd Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, with the United Nations only 3 Blocks away. And there was a Missa Cantata at 11:00AM. Michael Voris, SSPX SCHISM BOY, was NOWHERE to be seen.
It was a Short Gospel. It was a Well Sung Mass. Some of The Regulars were missing.
A number had gone the prior evening to Dr John Rao’s Party in Greenwich Village.
And Father told us “Merry Christmas”, as January 1st is the 8th Day of The Christmas Octave, which is WHY it is a Holy Day of Obligation. In The Tridentine Latin Mass Calendar, Christmas Cycle ends on February 2nd on Candlemas Day, known as The Feast of The Presentation of The Child Jesus In The Temple, and that Sundays After Epiphany are part of The Christmas Cycle.

Happy Christmas Cycle, even though The Novus Ordo Mass Calendar says “Ordinary Time”, which is so Generic.

After Mass, I saw some cute Baby Cards with funny captions. One caption stood out, in regards to The Novus Ordo Mass. It read “I can’t think-The Priest keeps looking out at me.”

M

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