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The Gospels Over 3 Days

7 Mar

First Friday was Novus Ordo, as was Saturday, which is called Saturday of Our Lady. Today is the 1st Sunday. It is also the Fourth Sunday In Lent, called Laetere Sunday, which is a Lenten Sunday of Joy. It means that Easter(Pesach) is Nigh. And I was at St. Agnes on E43rd Street in Midtown Manhattan.
Friday, March 4th at 8:00AM & The Mass Celebrant was the Most Reverend Paul Sanchez, aided by the Pastor Emeritus of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Brooklyn, Monsignor Fursey O’Toole, Irish Born.
The Gospel was the Greatest Commandments, both of which summarize the 10 Commandments. As Jesus said “Thou Shalt Love The Lord Thy God, With All Thy Heart, With All Thy Soul, With All Thy Mind & With All Thy Strength. The Second Great Commandment is “Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbour as Thyself.” An Example of “Love Thy Neighbour” was given at The 12:05PM Mass by Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Administrator, Fr Frank Passenant & it was an Excellent Example. We don’t always look at Our Parents as Neighbours, but they are the Neighbours closest to you. Hey, They’re Neighbours by Blood. Pray For Them, both Living & Dead.
First Saturday at the 12:05PM Mass was offered by Fr Frank Passenant. This is the Story in The Gospel of The Pharisee & The Publican. The Pharisees were the Learned Religious Men. They were The Priestly Class of Judaism. But, they were NOT always known for their Humility. Everything was OUTWARD, but not always INTERIOR.
Publican is a Nice Name for The Most Hated of Roman Officials, namely The Tax Collector. Many of these Men were conmen, often taking more than what was due. For the Tax Collector was one who often lived like a Fat Cat. For he was a Private Contractor for the Roman Empire, who often took Liberties beyond what was due. And One of The Original 12 Apostles, Matthew, was originally a Tax Collector. He was also one of The 4 Evangelists in The Writing of The Gospels.
In this Gospel, The Pharisee is, in his Prayer to The Lord, bragging about how good he is, while degrading others such as Publicans. This guy was there to be seen, like close to The Sanctuary, practically telling The Lord that his “Excrement doesn’t have a foul odor.”
What A Schmuck!
Meanwhile, The Sinful Publican, barely able to raise his eyes Heavenward, who was all the way in the rear of The Temple, actually recognized the fact that he was a Sinner, & begged The Lord in this manner, “Lord, Be Merciful To Me For I Am A Sinner.”
The Publican received God’s Mercy. The Pharisee only got the Admiration of Man.
For Today on Lautare Sunday, as this is the Sunday indicating, that The Joy of Easter is Near, hence Vestments in the Bright Colour of Pink, Today’s Gospel for The Tridentine Latin Mass is The Miracle of The Loaves Of Bread & Fish. It was only 5 Loaves of Bread and 2 Fish, yet there was enough left over to fill 12 Baskets. There were 5,000 Men who were fed. This was The Miracle of The Loaves & Fish, and Jesus Multiplied the Loaves & Fish. No one left hungry.
Three Days, Four Masses & The Good News, The Gospel Of The Lord Jesus Christ!

Laus Tibi Christe!


In The Ice & Cold Ahead In NYC & New York State

13 Feb

In Albany, it is worse at 4°F(-16°C). But it is Windy here, at 15°F(-8°C), with Wind Chill Temperature at -11°F(-25°C).

Nevertheless, as Sunday is The Lord’s Day, I plan to make it to Mass, Somewhere. I may even head via IND SUBWAY 6th Avenue F Train to Broadway Lafayette to 266 Mulberry Street to 1st Sunday of The Great Lent at St. Michael’s Russian Greek Catholic Chapel. Or it might be Holy Innocents. Holy Innocents Tridentine Latin Mass is at 10:30AM, while St. Michael’s Russian Greek Catholic Chapel has the Divine Liturgy Of St John Chrysostom at 11:00AM. St. Agnes is also a TLM Option at 11:00AM.
Dumb Muzak is Not an Option. The Eucharist is Where It’s At.

Associate US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scala passed away today at Age 79. Details not given.
Agnus Dei Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi, Dona Eis Requiem Aeternam.


The Feast Of The Circumcision & Cute Novus Ordo Baby Pictures

2 Jan

Today, MTA NYC Transit did not fail me, as I was at St. Agnes on E43rd Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, with the United Nations only 3 Blocks away. And there was a Missa Cantata at 11:00AM. Michael Voris, SSPX SCHISM BOY, was NOWHERE to be seen.
It was a Short Gospel. It was a Well Sung Mass. Some of The Regulars were missing.
A number had gone the prior evening to Dr John Rao’s Party in Greenwich Village.
And Father told us “Merry Christmas”, as January 1st is the 8th Day of The Christmas Octave, which is WHY it is a Holy Day of Obligation. In The Tridentine Latin Mass Calendar, Christmas Cycle ends on February 2nd on Candlemas Day, known as The Feast of The Presentation of The Child Jesus In The Temple, and that Sundays After Epiphany are part of The Christmas Cycle.

Happy Christmas Cycle, even though The Novus Ordo Mass Calendar says “Ordinary Time”, which is so Generic.

After Mass, I saw some cute Baby Cards with funny captions. One caption stood out, in regards to The Novus Ordo Mass. It read “I can’t think-The Priest keeps looking out at me.”


Kyrie Elaison

End Year “Thanks” To MTLOA- NOT

1 Jan

MTLOA is the Metropolitan Transportation Lack Of Authority. This applies whenever MTA NYC Transit’s Subways are run, irresponsibly. Like the Suprise Rerouting of an E Express Train at Roosevelt Avenue, without announcing it, adding 25 Minutes to the trip, DURING RUSH HOUR.

I would have been 15 Minutes Early for a very Faith Filled New Years Eve at St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the East Village on E.7th Street in Manhattan, beginning with The Byzantine Rite Catholic Divine Liturgy Of St Basil The Great. Instead, without announcing anything, the E Express Train starts running via the R Local Tracks, making all Local Stops into East 53rd Street & Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, adding 25 Minutes to my trip, IN RUSH HOUR.

Yet, as I made it to my Moose Lodge in Maspeth, Queens to cool my heels & head, the R Train ran Express on the Local Tracks to Woodhaven Blvd & 59th Avenue, where I caught an uncrowded Q59 Bus. But, after 2016 Rolls in, I will journey to the 6:00AM Divine Liturgy Of St John Chrysostom at St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. This way, I will open 2016 Byzantine Rite Style. I just want to do it differently & head to a Latin Rite Mass, probably at St. Agnes on East 43rd Street.

After all this, I will need a Good Rest, away from all this.

Agnus Dei, Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi, Miserere Nobis.


Kyrie Elaison

The Novus Ordo Mass & Unbelief

4 Nov

It was a Goal of The Revolutionary Father Annibale Bugnini, to come up with a Liturgy, which was “Ecumenical” in Nature, as part & parcel of The “False Ecumenism”, promoted in the Document on “Religious Liberty”, @ the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, a product of The “Americanist Heresy.” In short, The Mass would be REDUCED to The Protestant Concept of “The Lord’s Supper”, with the Priest as “A Little More Man Than The Rest.”
No longer would the Priest be Intercessor Before God. No longer would he recite Psalm 42(Judica Me Deus), and No Longer would he recite The Confiteor, asking for both Forgiveness of Sins & the Intercession of The Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Michael The Archangel, St. John The Baptist & The Holy Apostles, Saints Peter & Paul, each prayed to TWICE. Now it was to be a COLLECTIVE Prayer, with one Intercession of Blessed Mary Ever Virgin, with the the other saints eliminated, in the Interests of The False Ecumenism. The Collective Confiteor is based on the Lutheran & Anglican Confiteor, so by ONE Intercession of Blessed Mary Ever Virgin, a Piece of Roman Rite Catholicism would remain. Calling for TWO Intercessions of The FRATRES, is Merely HUMANISTIC.

Look at the Beauty which has been sacrificed for the sake of becoming like those who REJECT Catholic Truth. One wonders where so many Catholics disappeared to. Perhaps, many ended up as Mainline Protestants, such as Lutherans & Anglicans. And many Catholics who remain in Novus Ordo Land, think like Mainline Protestants, including support of Artificial Birth Control &, Sadly, ABORTION.

Denying The Sacrifice Of The Mass On A Table:
The APOSTATE Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, stated that “A Table Is Made For Preparing A Meal, While An Altar Is Made For Sacrifice.” According to the Great English Catholic Writer, Hillaire Belloc, Thomas Cranmer knew the Theology of The Mass & HATED IT. An APOSTATE Dominican Priest(Order Of Preachers of St. Dominic or OP) called Martin Bucer, who lost all belief in The Corporeal Real Presence of Christ In The Eucharist, introduced Communion A Mano to the Anglicans, to get the Faithful to lose all belief in The Corporeal Real Presence of Christ. An Offertory which no longer has the Priest making reparations for his Sins, nor praying for both Living & Dead, took out a lot from The Sacrificial Nature of The Mass. All of this was to please PROTESTANTS, when all this does is confirm them in their Error.
Then, 1st Communicants are taught that this is a “Sacred Meal.” Emphasizing this Meal is Holy Communion In The Hand, which arrived in The USA by the Dishonest Maneuvering of Archbishop Joseph Bernadin of Cincinnati, OH, when he was President Of The US Conference Of Catholic Bishops, via not following the Rules set forth in “Memoriale Domini”. Because that was NOT followed, Holy Communion In The Hand is actually NOT VALID in this Country. Think about THIS, as the Indult granted by The Holy See in 1977, is NOT VALID & Holy Communion In The Hand is Unlawful in The USA.

This Mass is called what Thomas Cranmer called it “The Lord’s Supper.” It is Valid as The Bread & Wine become The Body & Blood of Christ, but in presentation & gestures, it is Protestantism with a Catholic Colouring.

And we shouldn’t be Imitating Heretics. That is WHY we must return to The Mass as was offered from 1962 & BEFORE. That will restore belief in The Corporeal Real Presence of Christ In The Eucharist. That will restore Catholicism in The Roman Rite.

And the Pope must, with the Bishops, consecrate Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart.
By The Way, Blessed Mary Ever Virgin means business.

Vivat Christus Rex!


Kyrie Elaison

Audio of Tridentine Latin Mass

5 Jul

Initially carried live from St. Agnes RC Church in Midtown Manhattan, upto the Homily on the Gospel according to St. Mark, in regards to The Miracle of The Loaves and Fishes.
In the Epistle of St. Paul, when we are baptized, we Die to Sin With Jesus Christ.

Deo Gratias


The Backup Plan Where The Mass Is Beautiful

23 Feb

The MTA on Sundays is awful. Too many Subway Lines are truncated. My planned trip to St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church for Divine Liturgy went awry.
So Plan B for Mass of the Ordinary Form at St. Agnes East 43rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, was utilized.
The Mass at 5:15PM receives a Special Classification. It is called OFMC or Ordinary Form Missa Cantata.
The Entrance Antiphon was chanted in Latin by the Music Director. Then a Suitable Hymn was sung. The Kyrie was sung in Greek. The Responsorial Psalm was sung in English. There was an Offertory Chant which was sung in Latin. The Sanctus was chanted in Latin, as was the Agnus Dei.The Communion Antiphon was sung in Latin.
Gospel with Christ calling for Repentance and the Story of Noah’s Ark and relation to Baptism was preached.

This is the way that the Ordinary Form or Novus Ordo Mass is supposed to be offered. Once again, I received Holy Communion on the tongue and kneeling at the Altar Rail.
And I met someone who I usually see at Latin Mass at Holy Innocents on West 37th Street. I was informed of a 6:15PM Mass at St. Agnes, which is usually in Latin for the NY Purgatorial Society, where the Souls In Purgatory are prayed for. I think that heading to the East Side tomorrow evening may be in order.

The New Order of Mass is, sadly, treated as an Entertainment Form with Banal Music. Switch it to Gregorian Chant and the People will come, especially the Young.
St. Agnes E43rd Street does the Mass true justice.

Deo Gratias!


Heading For Mass And To The Christ

19 Oct

The Lord Jesus Christ Gives Us His Grace in The Sacraments. So I will be heading to The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass in the Byzantine Rite Catholic Form called The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom.
For the Last Several Weeks, I had been headed to the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom at Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Astoria, Queens and Manhattan’s East Village, respectively.
Jesus Christ gave us The Mass and The Sacraments, and We Need Him for His Grace. We need to Let Him Into Our Lives.
Ask The Father to Send Jesus to Us.
Sursum Corda, Habemus Ad Dominum, Gratias Agemus Domine Deo Nostro, Dignum Et Justum Est.
And, will head to Confession this week. I and all of us NEED HIS Grace.

Deo Gratias!


The Archbishop Fulton J Sheen Place(E43rd Street)Conversations

1 Sep

I had a conversation with a Young Lady Convert to the Catholic Faith named Ann, originally from Dallas, TX, who started attending the Tridentine Latin Mass at St Agnes on East 43rd Street(Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen Place).

St. Agnes has a huge population of The Young at the Tridentine Latin Mass. So does Holy Innocents, for that matter.

The Newer Traditional Catholics don’t just attend the Tridentine Latin Mass, but also the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom at Ukrainian Greek Catholic Churches, such as St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on East 7th Street in the East Village of Manhattan, Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Astoria, Queens and Holy Ghost Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on N 5th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, quite a Tony Area today. These three Parishes have a good number of Holy Innocents Latin Mass Attendees.

So Ann, her friend Josh and I spoke of The Young Traditionalists, who are currently being criticized by His Holiness, Pope Francis I, who doesn’t seem to understand that the Young hate being talked at, as if the Young Traditionalists don’t even exist. But, I did speak about my theory that Pope Francis I was influenced heavily by the Byzantine Rite Ukrainian Catholics, whose stories of Persecution at the hands of Roman Rite Archbishops, may be driving his thoughts currently. The fact that the Novus Ordo Missae is all he celebrated in the Roman Rite and the fact that as a Jesuit Priest, he had Bi ritual Faculties, has also celebrated the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgies of St John Chrysostom and St Basil The Great, means that he has more of a Preference for Eastern Catholic Church Liturgies.

Ann told me that she read about the 1054 Schism as a Tragedy, but I also pointed out that the Eastern Orthodox Christians reject much of Catholic Teachings. She did read about the Latin Rite Archbishops who refused to talk to the Byzantine Rite Catholics and wanted them to assimilate into the Roman Rite.

What Pope Francis I does not understand is that Today’s Young Traditionalists aren’t Yesterday’s Traditionalists. They go not for just the Tridentine Latin Mass, but also for The Great Traditional Catholic Liturgies of The Other Churches of Eastern Catholic Origin. I hope that His Holiness understands this.

Kyrie Elaison!


12th Sunday After Pentecost(Byzantine)

1 Sep

This in the Gospel of St. Matthew, where Jesus spoke of going to Jerusalem, where He would be put to Death and Rise from the Dead.
St. Peter, quick to blurt out things, says “God Forbid that this should happen to You.”
Jesus rebuked Peter, with “Get Behind Me, Satan.” For Peter was thinking about the Worldly instead of The Other Worldly.
Note, that at the 12:30PM Mass of The Ordinary Form, this is the same Gospel as the Byzantine Rite Catholic Churches preached today. Only in the Ordinary Form of Mass, this is called the 22nd Sunday Of Ordinary Time.
I think that next Weekend, it will be 5PM Saturday Vigil Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on 31st Avenue and 30th Street in Astoria, Queens. Sunday will be the Tridentine Latin Mass at St. John’s Cemetery Chapel in Middle Village, Queens.

Deo Gratias!