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On Gregorian Chant & Post Vatican II Muzak

20 Aug

I look at Latin as a Language of Both Precision & Music. What I do enjoy is Gregorian Chant.

What surprised me was that Christopher Walker, noted for the Famous Rendition of The “Celtic Alleluia”, and co authored with the Late Fintan O’Carroll, a chant which had been overplayed since the 1995 Visit of Pope St. John Paul II, wrote a Masterpiece in 1997 called “Laudate, Laudate, Dominum”, with the Refrain in Latin. I even have a download of it for free.

However the Original “Ubi Caritas et amor” works beautifully as chant. The Oregon Catholic Press version by a Mr Bob Hurd, is on my “Nyet, Nyet” List. The Chant is not the Original but with a couple of words changed (Es Vero, Es Vero)and then Hurd’s Treacly Lyrics, enough to cause one to head to the nearest Vomitarium(My Most Dear Friend came up with the word Vomitarium, as well as Nyet Nyet, to substitute for Si’ in the latest Papal “Recyclical”, called Laudato Si’, which is no Papal Encyclical in the True Sense of the word Encyclical).

Even in Latin, Marty Haugen’s Music would still be cause for Intervention by the Geneva Convention. Long Lines at Vomitariums would occur. It would be appropriate, in fact, mandatory to classify it as “Gagorian Chant.”

Gagorian Chant occurs in many Novus Ordo Mass Parishes on Sundays, especially in the Summer. It is Music which induces people to utter fury and is unsingable or sung by The assorted “Rocket Scientists”, who spend time at the Beach getting sunburned a bit too often. It is often “The Music you threw up to” after three too many cups of coffee, lukewarm at Starbucks. When someone calls “Gift Of Finest Wheat” an “Awe Inspiring Experience”, someone has had too many Espressos at Starbucks+refills. The Caffeine does it to that person. Somebody needs to detoxify.

Like Dennis Miller says and it is appropriate here, “I’m Outta Here.”

Kyrie Elaison!

M

17, 17, 27 Sundays

1 Oct

To re orient myself thoroughly this weekend, I shall head to the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom at Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Astoria, Queens, for the Saturday Vigil 5:00PM Divine Liturgy in English, for the 17th Sunday After Pentecost, also called The 17th Sunday After The Descent of The Holy Spirit.  I need this form of Catholic Church Liturgy to remind me of God’s Grace and Awesomeness. It does help that it is also in English. The “Marty Haugen and David Haas Music Festival” of The NO Mass, is totally unheard of in the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, which is an Awesome Feat, in that one worships The Triune God, without the Distraction of “Muzak”, which, according to a Forest Hills, Queens Expert on such matters of Haugen, Haas and Schutte, said “Muzak” is known for inducing many into a queue at a Restroom in order to relieve Nausea from hearing said Muzak.
Please do note that this Awesome and Ancient Liturgy is sung with Great Devotion. It is also a Liturgy where one is made aware of one’s sinfulness and NEED to repent.

On Sunday, which the Tridentine Form Calendar calls “The 17th Sunday After Pentecost”, the Tridentine Latin Mass will be offered. This Liturgy went through Organic Development. This is also a Sung Liturgy with Gregorian Chant. It is Most Awesome. One will realize that he or she will truly have offered True Prayer to The Triune God.

As for The 27th Sunday Of Ordinary Time on 5 October, 2014, if one heads to Saint Agnes on East 43rd Street(Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen Place) in Midtown Manhattan, for the Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:15PM on 4 October, 2014, one will notice that Gregorian Chant is Huge at the Ordinary Form Mass. Entrance and Communion Antiphons, and Gloria are sung in Latin, while the Kyrie Elaison is sung in Greek. This is a “Read The Black and Do The Red” Ordinary Form Mass. And Priests at Saint Agnes Parish, do preach about Sin and the Consequences. Often, only an Opening Hymn, a Stately One at that, is played. Also, a Latin Chant is sung at the End of The Mass. It is NOT your usual Ordinary Form Mass. The Muzak of Marty Haugen, David Haas and Dan Schutte and Company, is Unwelcome at St Agnes. This is the Parish, where, in 1989, the Tridentine Latin Mass finally “Came out of the Proverbial Catacombs.”
There is an Option, exercised by many, to receive Holy Communion at St Agnes, by Kneeling at the Altar Rail at the Ordinary Form Mass. There is a big Mix of Older and Younger People who prefer kneeling at the Altar Rail to receive Holy Communion, which is extremely rare during the Ordinary Form Mass at St. Agnes.
Note that the “Eye of The Tiber” Satire of The 27th Sunday Of Ordinary Time, is just a Snark Piece. Father Robert Barron is not making a DVD Series called “Ordinary.”
But, by All Means, be at Mass on Sunday.

Deo Gratias!

M

Marty Haugen Music To Be Outlawed Under New Geneva Convention Resolution | Eye of the Tiber

1 Oct

http://www.eyeofthetiber.com/2013/10/24/marty-haugen-music-to-be-outlawed-under-new-geneva-convention-resolution/

What I Will Be Avoiding This Weekend

1 Oct

There is this Funny Article in “Eye of The Tiber”, a satirical “Onion” Like send up of News from The Vatican and other Catholic Places.

This entails “The 27th Sunday Of Ordinary Time”, as an occasion of a Video Series, produced by Father Robert Barron, noted for his video series called “Catholicism.” It is quite silly.

Me? I will take in Traditional Catholic Liturgy of the 17th Sunday After Pentecost, in a combination of The Tridentine Latin Mass and the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom. In short, I will be facing East, from Astoria to Middle Village, both in Queens. After the “Marty Dave Music Festival”, this Past Sunday on the 26th Sunday Of Ordinary Time, it is time to re orient myself to The Lord, with Real Catholic Church Liturgies, instead of The Banal Liturgy called “The NO Mass.”

Pax Domini Sit Semper Vobiscum!

M, Eh!

More May Actually Mean Less Scripture

1 Oct

If one goes to either the Tridentine Latin Mass or the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, one will notice a striking departure from the Roman Rite Novus Ordo Missae, in regards to the Scriptural Readings.
In both the Tridentine and Byzantine Liturgies, both are on One Year Calendar.
But in the Roman Rite Catholic Novus Ordo Missae, it becomes a 3 Year Sunday Cycle and a Two Year Daily Cycle. And the Number of Readings went from two to three at the Scriptural Readings. But, this is all so disjointed. One wonders why when there is an Old Testament Reading, which corresponds with The Gospel, the New Testament Reading appears disjointed in relation to the Gospel.

This is WHAT occurs when Modernist Mindset takes the Place of Tradition which is passed on through the centuries. Things become confusing and disjointed. Was that extra reading really needed? The Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, which is another Traditional Catholic Liturgy of Intense Beauty, was heavily borrowed from, to maintain a Catholic Element in the Roman Rite. Unfortunately, it doesn’t translate very well, especially when the Great Litany of The 1st Antiphon, is sung to Organ Music with “Deus Exaudinos”, replacing the Traditional “Kyrie Elaison.” It should be noted that in the Byzantine Rite, the Human Voice is the Instrument of the Byzantine Rite, not the Organ, Guitar, nor “Bad Tambourines From the US$.99 Store.”

It was on a Weekend, where I was at the Saturday Vigil Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom at Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church at 5:00PM, in Astoria, Queens. The following morning, I was at the Tridentine Latin Mass at St John’s Cemetery Chapel in Middle Village, Queens. At 1:00PM, I was at the Novus Ordo Mass at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs R C Church on Queens Boulevard and Ascan Avenue in Forest Hills, Queens. Believe it or not, the Gospel Reading began the Same Way at Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs R C Church. But, unlike Holy Cross Ukrainian, the Gospel at OLQM, stopped short of what was read at Holy Cross. But at Holy Cross, it was the Whole Reading. Sin was mentioned at Holy Cross.

In regards to the Tridentine and Byzantine Forms of Liturgy, they have only one Eucharistic Anaphora. They are scripturally based in the form of Psalms, and both go with Perpetual 1 Year Reading Cycles. In both Liturgies, the Priest faces Liturgical East. There is much Chant in both. Both emphasize Sacrifice. Neither Liturgy attempts to imitate the Practices of Protestants. The Liturgical Muzak of Marty Haugen and Company, is found in NEITHER Liturgy.

You see, the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom is a Traditional Catholic Liturgy, as is the Tridentine Latin Mass(Roman Rite Divine Liturgy of St Pius V). There is no Banal, Manufactured Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite. Sadly, in the Roman Rite, there is very little of The Roman Rite in the Ordinary Form of The Roman Rite Mass, where Anglican and Lutheran, Jewish and Byzantine Elements are present. The mention of Sin and Hell is most minimal in what is often called The Novus Ordo Mass(The NO). If I want the True  Roman Rite, it will be at the Tridentine Latin Mass(Divine Liturgy of St Pius V).

Strippers:
No, I am NOT talking about “Pennywhistles” in Astoria, Queens, which was a Strippers Joint, raided by the NYPD Organized Crime Control Bureau over a problem of Narcotics Sales. What is the problem in the Roman Rite Catholic Ordinary Form Mass, is that the Readings, especially in the Gospel, are stripped of most references to Sin. Also stripped of the Roman Rite Catholic Character in the NO Mass, is the Anticipation of Sacrifice of Christ in the Offertory Prayers, which changed from Prayers by the Priest for The Forgiveness of The Priest’s Sins and those of all Faithful Christians, Living and Dead, leaving out the Offering of The Unspotted Host(From Hostia, Latin for Victim), to a Passover Table Prayer, so as to please Protestants, who deny the Sacrificial Character of The Roman Rite Catholic Mass.
Yes, there are Strippers in the Catholic Church, but they strip the Sacrificial Character out of The Liturgy.

As far as that form of The Mass Readings is concerned, it came from an Anglican “Bishop.” Protestants do not have a Valid Eucharist, because of no Validly Ordained Priesthood, because Protestants also deny the Sacrificial Character of The Mass. So, extra Scripture Readings are fine for Protestants, but for The Catholic Church, there is a Sacrificing Priesthood and True Sacraments.

The Three Year Sunday Cycle of Readings was taken from a PROTESTANT Common Lectionary. Why are we imitating those who deny the Bloodless Sacrifice of Christ in the Mass of The Roman Rite? While the Tridentine Latin Mass and Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom have perpetual readings of Epistle and Gospel in the Continual Year, it should be understood that for those who participate in both Liturgies or one of either Liturgy, you do get the full reading of that Sunday, Holy Day of Obligation and Feast Day. There is nothing stripped. There are no disjointed readings in either Ancient Liturgy.

Imitating the Dissenters makes for Muddled Liturgy. Going with Traditional Catholic Liturgy is where the Fullness of Grace and Truth Truly Is. The NO Mass is a Banal Product of The Extremely Misguided Practice of Ecumenism, a form of promoting Indifference. False Faiths are NOT The One, True, Holy, Catholic Church. Only One was established by Christ. The Rest are of Man. Put that in your mind, that there is Only ONE, TRUE Church.

Deo Gratias!
Kyrie Elaison!

M

The NO Mass-A Breakdown Part Two

24 Sep

For those of you who go to the Tridentine Latin Mass of 1962 & The Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, as many of the Younger Traditionalists do go to both Catholic Church Liturgies, this is a Breakdown of The Ordinary Form of The Mass in the Roman Rite of The Catholic Church.
I abbreviated the term, “Novus Ordo”, 1st used by Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani in his famous Letter to Pope Paul VI, called “The Ottaviani Intervention.”
Often as a Gag, the Ordinary Form of The Mass is called “The NO Mass”, because of such abuses as Liturgical Muzak, said by a Most Dear Friend to be “Gross, Sick, Stupid and Pathetic.” Other abuses include the Indult “Holy Communion in the Hand”and Table Altar.
After a round of Muzak, which can cause for Intestinal Distress, there is a mock chant, often during the “Post Communion Tailgating Party of The Queens Tridentine Latin Mass Parking and Chowder Society”, which is, simply offered as “No NO.”
I believe that you “Get The Picture” of What is going on here.

The Readings of Epistle and Gospel still begin with a Prayer called Collect. The Prayer now in English then goes into the Readings but the Format has changed.
An Anglican “Bishop”, John Mohrman, came up with a new format. There would be two Readings, spaced with Responsorial Psalms. One is usually Old Testament, while the other is New Testament(Though Acts of The Apostles is read from Easter to Pentecost). The Protestants love extra Scripture. That is because they have, what one Past Grand Knight of a Knights of Columbus Council in Queens, NY, calls “The Real Absence”, in regards to The Holy Eucharist, as Protestants do not recognize The Sacred, Sacrificial Priesthood.
For those of you who do go to the Tridentine Form of Mass and the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, one will notice that there are Two Readings of Scripture and will sing versions in both Liturgies of what is called The Gradual, between the Epistle and Gospel, the Gradual is eliminated and Often the Gospel begins with the “Dominus Vobiscum” and then the Gospel is read.
Whereas in both Ancient Catholic Church Liturgies of Roman and Byzantine Rites, the Homily goes into Sin and Salvation, in the Roman Rite Ordinary Form, Homilies tend to be more Humanistic and less Spiritually Minded.
On Sundays and Feasts and Holy Days of Obligation, the Nicene Creed is offered in the Roman Rite. But, the General Intercessions-Prayers of The Faithful, are Litanies said or sung. These Litanies tend to be variations of The Great Litany at the beginning of The Divine Liturgies of St John Chrysostom and St Basil The Great. In 1969, The response was “Kyrie Elaison”(Lord Have Mercy). Later, the response was changed to “Deus Exaudinos”(Lord Hear Our Prayer).

“The Kicker” is in The Offertory, now called “Presentation of The Gifts.”
This is two short Passover Prayers, offered at the Passover Seder on the 1st Night. And a third very brief prayer for the purification of The Priest’s Fingers.
In theĀ  Tridentine Offertory, there are 6 Prayers, in that the Priest makes Supplication for his sins and for the Expiation of The Sins of The Faithful, both Living and Dead. Blessed Mary Ever Virgin is not present here in any part of the Ordinary Form Offertory.
“Presentation of The Gifts” has a double practice, one where two people bring up the Bread and Wine to the Priest and the Priest offering up the Bread and Wine.
But, in this case, the Bread and Wine are not actually baked or fermented by an actual parishioner. Rather, it is merely a transfer of The Elements to be consecrated, from one station to the next. This move is part of The Alleged “Active Participation Movement”, where Silence is practically unheard of at Mass.
The Offertory Prayers are said aloud by the Priest. In the Tridentine Form, they were offered in a barely audible voice. In the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, these prayers are, while in Byzantine Form, are offered in barely audible voice, but this is done before The “Credo”, at least on Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation.

In the case of The Sanctus, bells used to be rung, but not in the Ordinary Form. Only in the Tridentine and Byzantine Rites are Sanctus bells rung.

In both the Byzantine and Tridentine Form, both the Divine Liturgies of St John Chrysostom and St Basil The Great, have one Canon or Eucharistic Anaphora, while the Tridentine Latin Mass has one Anaphora called The Roman Canon. But the Ordinary Form Mass has more than one Anaphora. The 1st Anaphora is The Roman Canon. The second Anaphora is The Anaphora of St. Hypolitus, Pope and Martyr, most noted for its’ brevity. The third Anaphora is composed by a Benedictine Monk. The fourth Anaphora is the Roman Versioning of The Anaphora of Saint Basil The Great. The Anaphora of St Basil The Great is longer than the Roman Canon.
Of the 4 Anaphora Prayers, three contain the Byzantine Consecration Formula of Epiclesis, where the Holy Spirit is called on to aid in effecting the Consecration of The Elements. But in the Anaphora of St Basil The Great, as in the Anaphora of St John Chrysostom, the Epiclesis occurs at the End of the Words of Institution in theĀ  Byzantine Rite, not before the Consecratory Words, as is done in the Roman Rite.
Mysterium Fidei(Mystery of Faith) signifies that Transubstantiation has occurred and that the Bread and Wine are The Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. This is in the Tridentine Latin Mass at the Consecration of The Blood. But this was removed in the Roman Rite Ordinary Form Mass, where an Antiphon is recited after the Consecration.
The Byzantine Rite does not have “Mystery of Faith” in their Divine Liturgies, but while those words are not present, according to Eastern Catholic Orthopraxis, the Bread and Wine are transformed at some point during the Consecration. The same result is in effect, that Transubstantiation occurs.

The Lord’s Prayer:
The Ordinary Form Mass has a bit of confusion here, as those who go to the NO Mass, wonder why the ending has a Doxology which seems Protestant.
You see, the Protestants inserted into the Bible their ending reading “For Thine Is The Kingdom, The Power and The Glory, Forever and Ever.”
But, this portion was actually a Byzantine Rite Practice, as it came from a New Testament Codex of St. John Chrysostom. In the Byzantine Rite, the Priest actually prays this Doxology, not the congregation. It was never explained to the Catholic Faithful in the Roman Rite.

The Sign of Peace:
Said to be an Ancient Practice, abandoned in the 14th Century, is only available in the Ordinary Form of Mass in the Roman Rite and on Forgiveness Sunday before The Start of Great Lent in the Byzantine Rite. This practice does not occur in the Tridentine Form of The Roman Rite.

Standing for Holy Communion:
Byzantine Rite. But unlike the Roman Rite where Casual ways of approaching the Most Holy Sacrament of The Altar in the Ordinary Form(Unless you are at St. Agnes on East 43rd Street in Manhattan, where you actually have a Kneeling option at an Authentic Communion Rail), the Byzantine Rite is where the Priest says “Approach With Fear of The Lord and With Faith”. In the Byzantine Rite, people make a profound bow before coming up before the Priest, with Arms folded in the form of Saint Andrew’s Cross, where one will receive both Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, via Intinction, via Gold Plated Holy Communion Spoon. Reception of Holy Communion under both species need not be a trip to two Communion stations. In fact, Intinction may cut down, dramatically, Communion in the Hand. Intinction as practiced in the Byzantine Rite, is WHY Standing for Holy Communion came to be. The Practice in the Roman Rite, makes no sense.

The Versus Populum(Priest Facing the Congregation):
Okay, when the Priest gives the Final Blessing or is reading the Assigned Readings or giving the Homily or distributing Holy Communion, that is when Versus Populum should be practiced as it is Practical. But, since the Priest is offering the Holy Sacrifice of The Mass, he should be facing East like the Faithful.
Versus Populum is a Protestant Practice, hoisted on us by The Author of The NO Mass, Annibale Bugnini. The idea of a table altar is also Protestant, which takes away from the Sacrificial Nature of The Mass.
One of The 6 Protestant Minister Consultants to Fr Bugnini, Max Thurian, later became a Catholic Priest and found that this form of Versus Populum doesn’t really permit Contemplation of The Mystery of The Sacrifice. He called for a reform of Versus Populum at the Mass. Sadly, he was ignored for having the nerve to call for the return of Ad Orientem.

Thus, this is my explanation of The Mass called Novus Ordo Missae.

As for me, I prefer Ad Orientem, where the Priest is offering a Sacrifice, as he does at the Tridentine Latin Mass and the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom.

It’s Catholic.

Credo In Unum Deo

M

The Nervous Ordo Mess [Chaos of the Post-Conciliar Church]

24 Sep

http://m.www.aamp3.com/video/6qrEZRnTch8/The%20Nervous%20Ordo%20Mess%20%20%20%20[Chaos%20of%20the%20Post-Conciliar%20Church].html

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