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The Glorious Mysteries

4 Apr

My Most Dear Friend & My Return To Rosarian Tradition

3 Apr

Last evening I had planned to go to The Mass of The Lord’s Supper at Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs in Forest Hills, Queens, but I had been researching the Eastern Catholic Divine Liturgies in regards to the Ordinary Form of The Mass.
A little bit later, I began researching Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, Architect of the Novus Ordo Mass, currently called The Ordinary Form of Mass. I had read about His planned “Reform” of The Rosary. In the words of Christopher Ferrara, it was a case of “The New Mass meets The New Rosary.”
I prayed Rosary much in Childhood. But from the Time of the Beginnings of The New Mass, not very often. At Times I thought of it as a Woman’s Prayer. Now I know WHY I often felt “Dry” over the Years.
When I 1st went over to the Byzantine Rite, beautiful Prayers for Holy Mary Theotokos, which means Bearer of The Christ, are part of The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.
But, with Archbishop Bugnini’s planned “Rosary Reform”, which would have only included the Line”Hail Full of Grace, The Lord is with Thee, Blessed is The Fruit of Thy Womb”, and one Our Father, I was both incensed and THIS moved me to pray 5 Decades of The Joyful Mysteries Last Night. The Joyful Mysteries are Monday & Thursday, The Sorrowful Mysteries are Tuesdays & Fridays & The Glorious Mysteries on Wednesdays & Both Saturday and Sunday.
Now this morning, I was debating as to whether or not to go to the Annual Good Friday Walk between St. Thomas Apostle in Woodhaven & Holy Child Jesus here in Richmond Hill. The Weather is a bit rainy, the threat of Thunderstorms are upon us & the Walk is a chance that one will hear Folk Style Music all morning does not really appeal to me. Much of The Modern Liturgical Music is Utterly Void of being able to be sung and may sound better as Song Parodies, especially at THIS “Woodstock Style Walk.” The only things missing are The Mosh Areas.
So I prayed the 5 Sorrowful Mysteries, meditating on The Passion of Christ, who bore all of Mankind’s Sins. I had Tears in parts of these Mysteries being prayed.
Praying for Catholic and Orthodox Christians who are being massacred by People who profess a False Religion where Violence is a Known Solution, and where Marriage of Children is a Common Practice, whose founder once married a 9 Year Old Girl, makes me wonder about all the False Ecumenism the Vatican II Leadership in The Church are emphasising. Only When The Heretics & Schismatics come to The One True Church, will there be Unity. Our Catholic Brethren are taking a bad beating in The Middle East. Our Catholic Brethren, both Byzantine and Roman Latin, are under threat in Ukraine from Schismatic, Orthodox Russia.
False Ecumenism doesn’t cut it. And it is Time for The Pope, with all The Catholic Bishops, to Consecrate Russia to The Immaculate Heart of Mary, NOT having Prayer Services and Coffee Klatches with Apostates, Heretics & Schismatics. All these People need The Graces of Mary & The Sacraments of The Bride Of Christ, The One True Church, One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church, for Outside of Her, There is No Salvation.
My Most Dear Friend once came to me in all my Bursitis Pain with the words “Jesus Loves You, Jesus Wants Us To Be Friends.”
She had suffered from Lymphoma and sought Heavenly Help. She tried The Rosary about 8 Years Ago. Prior to her coming into The Church from the Greek Orthodox Church in 2012, she prayed the Rosary. This worked a Cure. She came into The Church. She is maturing in her Catholic Faith.
I am hooked.
Deo Gratias!
Santa Maria, Madre De Dios, Ruega Por Nosotros Peccadores, Ahora Y En La Hora, De Nuestra Muerte, Amen.y


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

2 Apr

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom at the 2013 Napa Institute Conference:

This is a major Conference of the Catholic Church, Predominantly in the Roman Rite, this Byzantine Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom(Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of The Church, Tridentine Calendar Feast is January 27th in keeping with the Celebration of The Three Holy Hierarchs of The Eastern Catholic Churches of One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church and in the New Liturgical Calendar of the Ordinary Form Mass on September 14th)was offered at the Napa Institute Conference to show the Diversity of Expression in the Liturgies of The Church.
With a Choir, this Timeless Liturgy which is over 1600 Years Old & Older than the Tridentine Latin Mass, is one of Wonder & Awe.
Even without a Choir, it is a Liturgy of Wonder & Awe, for from November 2013 to October of 2014, I went to 23 Ukrainian Byzantine Divine Liturgies offered in English at St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the East Village In Manhattan & Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Astoria Queens.
I have to go back to Mass in both locations. I an awed by that Liturgy.
Deo Gratias


“Thanks, Lord, For You Gave Me What I NEEDED.”

12 Feb

It was not Extra Cash, which is only useful in a Worldly Sense.
For you see, I had gotten lazy, even on beautiful days, though they be cold or even Mild.

Okay, I would make my Sunday Obligation and that was it. But, God wanted to give me something which is really “Out Of This World”, & the Opportunity to have this Gift. So, I went to this place @ the corner of Ascan Avenue and Queens Boulevard.

Now I have bad knees and neck, and the 1st Gift Given to me was the Ability to kneel, which I hadn’t been able to do in awhile. Then, I was given a chance to hold my head up straight for a little while.

And I met some old friends I hadn’t seen in awhile. It looks like they were at the same place, invited by God, to accept His gifts. These are Gifts they truly NEEDED.

Those Gifts included Something which looks and tastes like Flat Bread but isn’t. But it tastes Heavenly. I had two helpings of it.
I went to Someone representing God to tell the Representative about bad mistakes I made, so I was told how I was to correct them. I feel relieved from this because he can’t tell anybody about it.
And then I had a Balm put on my hands and forehead to protect me.

The Gift, you see, is called Sanctifying Grace. The place I went to is Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs RC Church in Forest Hills Section of Queens, NY. Today is The Feast Of Our Lady Of Lourdes, which commemorates when Mary, Mother Of Jesus and Mother Of The Church, visited a sickly Nun, Bernadette Soubris, calling on her to build both a Church and Pool of Blessings. Many cures are attributed to Our Lady’s Intercession with Our Lord. Today is also World Day Of Prayer For The Sick.

A number of people received 3 Sacraments, namely Penance(Reconciliation), Holy Communion and Anointing Of The Sick(Formerly Known as Extreme Unction, called Holy Unction in the Catholic Eastern Churches). A Sacrament is an Outward Sign, Instituted by Jesus Christ to give Sanctifying Grace. The Catholic Eastern Churches along with the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches, call the Sacraments The Holy Mysteries. I received all Three Sacraments(Mysteries), Today.

In the Holy Gospel According to Saint Mark, Jesus spoke of what comes from Inside of you, defiles you.

So today was a great day for a Soulful Cleansing and Sanctifying Grace was that Needed Gift.

Thank You O Lord, We all NEEDED That.

Deo Gratias!
M, Eh!