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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

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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

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It’s Time, My Catholic Brethren To Go BEYOND You Tube(Or Live On You Tube)

14 Dec

You Tube, I realize, is a Household Name. I see that at Knights Of Columbus International Free Throw Basketball Championship Coverage Time, from January through March. It is as Predictable as Cold Weather in Antarctica. It is as if nothing else exists. But, You Tube is NOT the ONLY thing out there.
And for Catholics, You Tube shouldn’t be the ONLY THING utilized in “The New Evangelism.”

It’s Time to “Move On” to something newer than You Tube, which is passe’, as it is 10 Years Old. Your Parish or Ancient Order of Hibernians Division or Knights Of Columbus Council Event is NOT going to draw Justin Beiber Like Numbers on You Tube, unless your organizations have cash on hand to increase views via a “Clicking Farm.” As it was discovered about 5 Years Ago, as Live Streaming Services were starting up & Smartphones became Cost Effective Ways to produce & direct events, Alternatives to You Tube were found. The World’s Second Largest Video Service, Dailymotion, based in France & 80% Owned by Vivendi, became Home to the 1st Ever HD Coverage of The Knights Of Columbus International Free Throw Basketball Championship Coverage, to be seen outside of You Tube. Artistically Inclined Vimeo was Primary Host of the 2011 Long Island Final Coverage. There were Viewers in 80 Nations around the World watching, including many in the USA. Of course it was no fun listening to assorted “Soccer Parents From The Underworld”, repeating the Mantra that ONLY You Tube delivers Huge Numbers of Viewers. Apparently, they never watched ANYTHING Else other than You Tube, which is banned in many nations. There were Viewers in Iran & Mainland China, viewing the Coverage on Vimeo. Meanwhile, the Biggest You Tube Coverage Viewers were located in Eastern Canada, for an event in Queens, NY. One wonders if “CBC News-The National” should receive promos on You Tube Free Throw Basketball Championship Coverage. I even considered putting on a Pregame Show called “10:30 In Newfoundland”, complete with an Impersonation of The Voice of Wendy Mesley on CBC, intoning “10:30 In Newfoundland.” Hey, no one in East Glendale, Queens, was watching the Competition, Home to the “You Tube Demographic Experts.”
I do head over to Veetle, Ustream, Livestream, Et Cetera & find that loads of Protestant Services are aired on these Livestreaming Services. Then, I look at You Tube & find that Catholics tend to go to You Tube(Though, Lately, Dailymotion & Vimeo are becoming places for Video as well).
But there are the Live Streaming Services, which can be done from a Smartphone. And they are free. And for those of us living in the “New Evangelism”, Certain Polemicists have done great work on the Services outside of You Tube. Michael Voris’ “Mic’d Up”, used both Livestream & Blog Talk Radio as a Simulcast. Louis Verrecchio uses Vimeo in his “The Tradwriter” Videos. And “The Remnant Newspaper” will be adding live video operations & Vimeo.
Dear Catholic Brethren:
You Tube is so 2005. It’s Time to expand beyond there.
And now, You Tube is live, so, using the Live Truck App, I will go Live in The Future.

Vivat Christus Rex!

M

Kyrie Elaison

My Absence From The Novus Ordo Mass & Reason For It

30 Oct

Forget the “Four Hymn Sandwich”, which includes Muzak which is merely a Tribute to MAN(With The Possibility of Long Lines in a VOMITARIUM, with Parish Waiting Times Varying). Forget that the Priest is treated as a mere “Master Of Ceremonies”, or “Assembly President.” The Mass is NOT MERELY “A Sacred Meeting.”
It is NOT “For Mere Spiritual Eating.” With The Priest facing the People, The Mass closes in on Itself, as if MAN is The Object of Worship, instead of GOD.

This Rendition of The Sacred Liturgy is geared towards MAN, with GOD “In The Background.”
This Rendition of The Sacred Liturgy, does not present THE DOCTRINE Of The Mass, to make Reparation for our Sins, with The Priest, “In Persona Christi”, offering Sacrifice to God The Father, as “Another Christ”(Alter Christus).
If One owns an Old Roman Missal, one then owns a True, Catholic Treasure. In what is the Current Version of The Offertory, it is MERELY a Passover Table Blessing, one not of Making Reparation for Sin. The Novus Ordo Mass does present Offering, but NOT as Sacrifice For The Remission of Sins of The Priest & Faithful, both Living & Dead. The Apostate Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, said of The Table as opposed to The High Altar, “A Table Is For Preparing & Serving a Meal, While an Altar is For Sacrifice.”
Apostate Augustinian Archabbot Martin Luther, complained that “The Mass Stinks of Oblation” & proceeded to eliminate the Offending Offertory, which was offered For The Remission of Sins, making Satisfaction to God The Father, in Adoration of The Blessed Trinity.
For Luther & Cranmer, Sacrifice was Repugnant to Both of Them. Both taught the PROTESTANT HERESY of “Universal Salvation”, a Heresy CONDEMNED by The Popes, especially before The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council. To Luther & Cranmer, Prayers For The Dead are “Romish”, with their Version of Scripture, denying the Catholic Doctrine Of Purgatory, which doesn’t exist according to these “Revolutionaries”, & I emphasize “REVOLUTIONARIES”, because they rebelled due to The Sin Of Pride, Against The One, True Church, The One Ordained By Christ as His Holy Bride.
For these Revolutionaries, there is NO Sacred Priesthood, since The Priesthood stands for SACRIFICE.
Rather, in WHAT amounts to, in Reality, the Utter Denial Of The Social Kingship Of Christ The King & of HIS Apostles, it is the Priesthood of The Laity, with a Presiding Minister, “A Little More Man Than The Rest”, who worship God, though NOT in The ONE, TRUE CHURCH, but in an “Ecclesiastical Community”, which is Truly NOT The Church Ordained By Christ. 40K Ecclesiastical Communities Later, I believe that one “Gets The Picture”, of “The Brotherhood Of Man”, as opposed to “The Fatherhood Of God.”

So, WHY are we Imitating Heretics in Our Most Sublime Worship?

Fortunately, The Tridentine Latin Mass has been freed from the Bondage of Conferences of Roman/Latin Rite Catholic Bishops, who spent their time suppressing what works & going with “The Primacy Of MAN”, rather than “Of God.” Just look at the Desolation with Closed Parish Churches & Closed Parish Catholic Schools. I believe that one “Gets The Drift.”
Go to The Tridentine Latin Mass. You will find “WHAT IS TRULY CATHOLIC” in The Roman/Latin Rite. If that Mass is not close to where you live, but have an Eastern Catholic Church near you, The Sacrifice Is Offered To God, NOT Man, Hence, One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church.

Vivat Christus Rex!

M

Kyrie Elaison

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

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Petition · Synod Walkout · Change.org

14 Oct

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At Least The Eastern Catholic Churches Take This Synod Seriously

12 Oct

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Melkite Greek Patriarch Laham of Syria(Cardinal Laham) let one Cardinal Maestrojuan of Panama have it but good at The Synod Of Doom, calling the Sacrament of Matrimony by its’ Proper Name, with Marriage being the Result of The Sacrament & the Indisolvibility of The Sacrament.

Buy Patriarch Laham a Cigar for that.

Last Year, another Byzantine Rite Catholic Major Archbishop, Swiatoslav Schevchuk of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, declared the Traditional Catholic Teaching of Marriage is between One Man & One Woman, which was mentioned on “A Blog For Dallas Area Catholics.”

Outside of Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, and George Cardinal Pell, who else gets it?
To his credit, Major Archbishop Shevchuk was defended by Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan.

Meanwhile, the Renowed Correspondent Of The Detroit Warehouse Studio Group, mentioned nothing about the Eastern Catholic Patriarchs &, as usual, ripped Cardinal Dolan, “A New One.”

When does it end? The Correspondent should host “Red Eye” on FOX News Channel.

M

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