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Feast Of Sts Peter & Paul Homily By Fr Leonard Villa

30 Jun

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Good Homily In Midst Of Culture Shock

27 Jun

It was the 13th Sunday In Ordinary Time all over Novus Ordo Land in the (Times New)Roman Rite of The Catholic Church.
Elias followed Eliajah after “Taking Care of Business” at Home.

Jesus asked a few people to come follow Him, but these people wouldn’t because they were attatched to Worldly, not Heavenly Ideas. Sin is often due to The Worldly. Sin is NOT Heavenly. People forget about God & tie themselves to THIS World, which will go away someday.

The Homilist was Deacon Dean Tully at Holy Child Jesus RC Parish in the RC Diocese of Brooklyn.

As for “Culture Shock”, I had been to a Pontifical Tridentine Latin Mass on Saturday Afternoon at Holy Innocents in Midtown Manhattan.
Nevertheless, in both cases, I was fed with The Body of Christ.

Let Go & Let God!

Amen!

M

Pontifical Tridentine Latin Mass Holy Innocents In Midtown Manhattan on Vimeo

26 Jun

The Video Highlights are ready & on Vimeo, ONLY.

This is NOT a Novus Ordo Pontifical Mass. Even a Papal Pontifical Mass, basically a Novus Ordo Mass, is NOTHING Like What you are about to watch.

“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

The Feast Of St. Mark Evangelist, Russian Easter & Prayers For Michael Voris

27 Apr

I was at the Missa Solemnes of The Feast Of St Mark Evangelist at HOLY INNOCENTS, last evening.
It was the 6PM Tridentine Latin Mass, which was a Solemn High Mass, with Priest, Deacon & Subdeacon.
For you see, St. Mark Evangelist is one of The 4 Evangelists who wrote Gospels. St. Mark Evangelist established the See & Rite of Alexandria, Egypt in The Catholic Church.
The Celebrant Priest was the Pastor of Holy Innocents, Fr Leonard Villa, assisted by Deacon, who is a Priest of The RC Archdiocese of New York & The Subdeacon was played by Eddy Toribo, who is a Sacristan, who emails me with various Holy Innocents Parish Events.
The Epistle was The Prophet Exichiel:
Four Men become as Eagles, Moved by The Holy Ghost to wherever they are needed.
The Roman Graduale was sung.
The Alleluia was sung.
Eddy Toribo proclaimed in Latin, the Epistle which was Old Teatament.
The Gospel according to St. Luke Evangelist was proclaimed in Latin by The Deacon. This was the Time when Christ commissioned 72 Disciples to go forth and Preach The Good News. Everyone worked in pairs.
The Homily was given by Fr Leonard Villa, who read both the Epistle & Gospel in English & spoke of St. Mark.
Holy Communion is kneeling at a Holy Communion Rail and receiving on one’s tongue from a Priest or Deacon. There is no standing & receiving Christ as if He was a Cocktail Snack.
“Faith Of Our Fathers” was sung as Priest, Deacon & Subdeacon were leaving the Sanctuary.

Prayers were offered for Michael Voris & his Enemies.

Talk took place among Catholic Trads about where to celebrate “Russian Easter.” One woman Trad talked about St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on East 7th Street in the East Village. This is a Catholic Church of The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy of Stamford, CT. I have often gone there for the Sunday, 4:00PM Divine Liturgy in English. I just have to find out the Starting Time for The Divine Liturgy. I have to experience this Liturgy. Or I can do this at Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Astoria, Queens. Both are Old Calendar(Julian)Catholic Churches.

By the Way, Fr Villa spoke of “The Old Evangelization. Let’s all share the Faith of The Fathers.

Deo Gratias!

M

EWTN”Knights of Columbus 133rd Supreme Convention Wednesday Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom”

25 Apr

I may be from The Roman/Latin Rite of One, Holy Catholic & Apostolic Church, but, Any Time I have attended a Byzantine Rite Catholic Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom(Doctor of The Church), I am INTENSELY Moved.

EWTN carried this Broadcast of The Byzantine Rite Catholic Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom(Bishop, Confessor & Doctor Of The Church) as part of The 133rd Supreme Convention of The Knights Of Columbus from Philadelphia, PA. The Prime Celebrant was Ukrainian Greek Catholic Archbishop Stefan Soroka of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia. There were many Priests, both Ukrainian and Latin Rite.
This is a Catholic Liturgy which I am most familiar with. Add The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Honour Guard, and this becomes so solemn. Let me say that, while it is sung in English, with some Old Slavonic & Ukrainian added, it has more of The Feel of The Tridentine Latin Mass, as The Priest faces Eastward.
During The Prayer For Fervent Supplication, I was moved so Deeply, that I was crying, for it was a Prayer calling for the Beatification of Venerable Fr Michael J. Mc Givney, Founder of The Knights Of Columbus. This was before the Nicene Creed.
Great Choir from The Immaculate Conception Shrine Basilica in Washington, D.C.(Part of The Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia & the RC Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.). And Byzantine Rite Tradition forgoes the use of Musical Instruments so all you hear is live a Capella.

I believe that the Upcoming Sunday Mass will be a Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite Catholic Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom.
I need it to fight “The Good Fight”, as St. Paul puts it.

Christ Is Risen
Indeed, He Is.

M

A Conversation With A VORISian NOT

12 Mar

I had one of those SSPX Conversations in Isaiah Hall at Holy Innocents on W37th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue.
This NOT considers herself to be a Traditionalist Catholic &, yet, relies on information from Michael Voris & ChurchMilitant.com. It only works on occassion at Holy Innocents, but not at St. Agnes on E43rd Street between Lexington & 3rd Avenues, where The President of Una Voce New York, David Lane & Dr. John Rao, are known to “Hold Court” after the Sunday 11:00AM Mass, a place where the mere mention of “Schism Boy Voris” is met with Derision.
But one may get away with The Defence of Schism Boy Voris at Holy Innocents, as many 1st Timers at the Tridentine Latin Mass, head to Holy Innocents, though there are many Subscribers to John Vennari’s Catholic Family News & Michael J. Matt’s The Remnant Newspaper, who are offended by Michael Voris at Holy Innocents.
This nice young woman told me that the SSPX is “In Schism” because Michael Voris had a Big Special about it.

Michael Voris is a News Reporter, formerly from CBS at The Big Warehouse On West 57th Street between 9th & 10th Avenues in Upper Midtown Manhattan. He knows a thing or two about “Slanting The News.”
His “ChurchMilitant.com” gets a LOT of Viewers, many of the Converts to Catholicism. But, Sadly, a Texan with Huge Moolah, who is originally from Long Island’s North Shore, & with Ego to match the money, controls what is said on Programming. The Money Man also dictates who Michael’s(Or Is That Gary’s)Friends may be. The shows on this Channel, reflect the Opinions of The Man with The Money. The Old Programming under a Different Donor, was much better. But, Voris takes his marching orders from The Backers in two different eras. Hey, Cash is Cash.

Voris, quite simply, is a “Hired Gun.” His Ideology is “Whoever Has The Gold, Makes The Rules.” He is no independent. He is OWNED.

Getting back to “The VORISian NOT”, VORISian NOTS listen to everything he says. They rely on Voris for interpretation of Church Documents, such as Sacrosanctum Concilium(The Reform of The Mass, which turns out to be a Blueprint for the Novus Ordo Mass). Voris said that the Novus Ordo Mass was not a product of Vatican II. Yet, the Blueprint came out on December 4th, 1963. It is apparent that Voris never read the Document. Like WHAT GAME ON FOX was Voris watching? Granted the New Mass was rolled out on November 30th, 1969, but the Blueprint is from 1963. The Document had so many holes in it, you could run the IND Subway through it.
The VORISium NOT would not listen to what I had to say. It is as if ChurchMilitant.com & Michael Voris is all that matters.

M

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