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17 Years Since The Morning Of A Dry Throat

23 Feb

The Dry Throat was as the result of calling the names of 63 Altar Servers at Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs RC Church in Forest Hills, Queens on Sunday, 02-22-1998, between the end of the 10:00AM Mass & 11:30AM High Mass. There were also other people presented with awards in connection with the Knights Of Columbus Altar Server Awards. It was the 1st Time in Msgr Sherman Council History that THIS ceremony took place and it did not occur in East Glendale. In short the Council did this at the corner of Ascan Avenue and Queens Boulevard. I was also Grand Knight at this time,17 Years ago, in an Era when The 1st Text Messages were flying around on OMNIPOINT Handsets(OMNIPOINT is a wholly owned subsidiary of T-Mobile).

Of 63 Servers being honored, only 19 Showed up at the Huge Catholic Church at Queens Blvd & Ascan Avenue. The Server Awards are on Videotape. There was no such thing as Smartphones which could be used to telecast the event live. Vimeo, Dailymotion, & You Tube did not exist, nor did Veetle, Bambuser nor Ustream exist.

What has happened since this ceremony are the following:
One of the Altar Servers who was awarded a Knights Of Columbus Altar Server Award, David James, currently coordinates the Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs Altar Server Society. He follows in the Tradition of Desmond Flynn, who ran the Corps before. The # of Servers is now at 97 Servers;
For two days in 1998, when the Baskin Robbins Shop was at Ascan Avenue and Austin Street, now occupied by the Natural Market, a 5th Grader and Altar Server called Amanda, asked me why I didn’t present a Server Award to a girl named Rennelynne. I thought that Amanda called her Rennerina. That has been taken care of and Rene Lynne Carino became the 64th Altar Server to be honoured. Thank You Amanda;

The Next, Legitimate Knights Of Columbus Altar Server Award, was performed In October, 2006, when Donald Gander was Grand Knight, legitimately honouring the Sacred Heart East Glendale Altar Server Corps and was held at Msgr Sherman Council on Myrtle Avenue in East Glendale, Queens. In October, 2008, Grand Knight Dominic Chirachella honoured the St. Pancras Altar Server Corps.
The ONLY Altar Server Corps left is Our Lady Of Mercy on Kessel Street in Forest Hills, Queens.

The Next Essay deals with a certain “Pious” Family at Sacred Heart in East Glendale, who practiced the Vice Of Jealousy, whose Favorite Restaurant, Portofino, is just across the street from both Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs R C Church and School.
These People were “Pious”, if you like The Borgias & as cunning as many if not most of The Borgias. In short and In Retrospect, this Family, now domiciled in Arizona’s Phoenix Metropolitan Area, were Jealous and Treacherous.
Starting a war meant nothing to them, even if it meant starting One in the Grand Knight’s Backyard, where the Grand Knight went to Mass.

As for the Dry Throat from pronouncing so many names while in the OLQM Sanctuary, my thirst was quenched at the Council. Before that, The Pastor of Sacred Heart was presented with his Knights Of Columbus Honorary Life Membership Card by me at Sacred Heart Rectory on 78th Avenue.
Then at the Council I had two Diet Cokes which refreshed me.

And then I went home, and one more ceremony on Sunday, March 1st to honor The Sacred Heart Altar Server Corps.

M, Eh!

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The Eastern Orthodox Churches & Catholic Unity

6 Jun

The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, The Bride of Christ, is diverse in Her Unity in Her 22 Sui Juris Churches, both Eastern and Western.
The Eastern Catholic Churches are Orthodox by Tradition, but So Fully Catholic in Doctrine and Belief. They have different Disciplines, but believe the Same Doctrines as Western, Latin(Roman)Rite Church. Both the Eastern Churches and Latin Rite Catholic Churches have 7 Valid Sacraments and Holy Orders. The Priesthood is Valid.
But, there are Churches from the Line of The Apostles which are Not in Communion with the Holy See, called the Eastern Orthodox Churches. And, trust me on this one, there are a number of Doctrinal Differences which keep the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church from truly being United.
The Autocephelus(Self Governing)Eastern Orthodox Churches have no actual Vicar of Christ like that of One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, though they do rule by Holy Synods. They have an Ecumenical Patriarch based in Constantinople(Present Day Istanbul, Turkey), who is only 1st Among Equals, which means he has all the power of The Queen of England(None). Think of him in terms of a Referee in the National Football League and you get the Picture.
These are the Doctrinal Differences which keep the Eastern Orthodox Churches and the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, pretty far apart:
Original Sin-The Catholic Church teaches that from the Time when Adam and Eve, the Sin of The First Parents is passed down to each person born. This is removed by The Sacrament of Baptism and Sanctifying Grace ensues. But, the Eastern Orthodox belief is that Original Sin did not pass beyond Adam and Eve and that Baptism is only performed as a Sacrament of Divine Grace, due to the consequences of Original Sin, though they preach that one was never born with the Sin. If it is confusing like some explanation of Practice at Vatican II, it most certainly is;
Purification After Death(Purgatory) is actually the Teaching of The Christ, when He said “Until Thou Hast Paid the Last Penny.”
The Eastern Orthodox Churches teach that Souls actually undergo Purification in Hades, the Place of all the Dead. Hades has both Purgatory and Hell of The Damned.
The above comes from the Old Testament. 
Catholic Church is No Divorce
Eastern Orthodoxy allows 3 Divorces and 3 Marriages.
Filioque(Double Procession of The Holy Spirit From the Father and The Son). Dogma in the Catholic Church. Denied by the Orthodox. Based on the Nicene Creed, originally written in Greek. Over this, the East West Schism occurred. The Orthodox teach that the Holy Spirit only proceeds from The Father. The Filioque is from the Catholic Church. Then why did Christ promise the Apostles the Holy Spirit when Jesus went Home to His Father in Heaven?
Immaculate Conception of Mary:
Dogmatic Belief of The Catholic Church. The Eastern Orthodox teach that since Mary, also called Theotokos(Christ Bearer), was Purified at the Annunciation, this Dogma is unnecessary, because no one actually has Original Sin beyond Adam and Eve.
One True Church;
The Eastern Orthodox claim this title, but how can this be done when Divorce is part of The Package. Jesus says “Divorce Not At All.” The Teaching on Original Sin is, as we used to say in Brooklyn, NY, a “Doozy.”

Sacrament of Holy Orders:
Both have a Male Only Priesthood & Male Bishops, but in The Churches of the Patriarchate of Moscow, Females may be ordained to the Permanent Diaconate(Russian Orthodox Church and Japanese Orthodox Church). Also, certain Greek Orthodox Churches do this as well & follow the Byzantine Rite Ordination Ceremony for Deacons.
As for this in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, NO.

As My Most Dear Friend once said to me one morning, “Just take a look at Russia and Greece, as to how both are so (@! :-)#&$ :-))up they are.” She, being a Convert to The Real, One, True Church Which Christ Himself Established, has spoken well.
I wonder just what St. John Chrysostom would say today?

St. John Chrysostom would never get s Show on E W T N, like the Dissident Orthodox would. He was the “Michael Voris” of his time. The ONLY Thing that Michael Voris would get on E W T N, is Blasted to Smithereens.

Kyrie Elaison!
M, Eh!