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“Tridentine Sugarless With A Latin Beat With Chant Called Gregorian”

23 Feb

The 9AM Tridentine Latin Mass of The Missale Romanum of 1962 will be offered today at St. John’s Cemetery Chapel at 80-01 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village, Queens, NY.
Whereas the Byzantine Ukrainian Greek Catholics and other Byzantine Rite Catholics call this “Sunday of Meat Fare” just before Great Lent, which actually begins on a Monday of Next Week after “Sunday of Cheese Fare”, those Roman Catholics of the Tridentine Latin Mass Traditional Calendar, observe these next two Sundays called Septuagessima and Sextuagesima Sunday, minus the “Gloria” and “Alleluia”, with Vesting Priest and or Deacon, in Purple Vestments, as a Sign of Penance, prior to the Start of Lent. This lasts until the Easter Vigil Liturgy on Holy Saturday After The Setting of The Sun.
In the Ordinary Form of the Roman(Latin)Rite, it is a Sunday of Ordinary Time, with Vesting Priests and or Deacons in Green Vestments until Ash Wednesday and the Start of Lent.
The Byzantine Rite Catholics do not have Ash Wednesday. The Roman(Latin)Rite Churches do have Ash Wednesday.
In The Ordinary Form Mass, for The Sacred Readings, it is Antiphon, Epistle, Psalms, Alleluia, Gospel & Homily.
In The Byzantine Rite, it is Antiphon, Exhortation(“Let Us Be Attentive”), Epistle, Alleluia, Exhortation, Gospel and Homily.
In the Extraordinary Form(T L M), it is Introit, Epistle, Graduale, Tract and Gospel with Homily. But in this Form, Epistle, Graduale, Tract and Gospel are chanted in Latin, followed by Proclamation of Epistle and Gospel in The Vernacular with Homily.
Gospel Reading in Ukrainian Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom concerned The Last Judgement, for what is called “The Awesome Tribunal” in the Holy Mass.
I must be attentive and ready to head to Mass.

Pax Domine Sit Semper Vobiscum!

M

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This IS “THE CONFITEOR” As In The Original, NOT The 1970 Version

30 Jan

What I am writing comes from a 1956 St. Joseph Daily Missal and this is the English Translation. This prayer is in no way HUMANISTIC. Rather, this is the Version which OFFENDED Archbp Annibale “I Am The Reform” Bugnini, as this original version actually mentions Actual Saints, which supposedly OFFENDED Protestant Sensibilities.

“I Confess to Almighty God, to Blessed Mary Ever Virgin, to Blessed Michael The Archangel, To Blessed John the Baptist, to the Holy Apostles Peter & Paul, & to all the Saints, & to You, Father, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word & deed,(Strike Breast 3 times saying)through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech Blessed Mary Ever Virgin, Blessed Michael The Archangel, Blessed John the Baptist, the Holy Apostles Peter & Paul, & all the Saints, & You, Father, to pray to the Lord Our God for me.
(Priest) May Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you your sins, and Bring you to Life Everlasting.
(Congregation) Amen.

Now when the New Confiteor came out, it only mentioned Mary One Time. The Translation was so badly done that the “Mea Culpa” wasn’t even mentioned. In the new translation, it is prayed. But, that all the Important Saints of The Church in The Roman(Latin) Rite are excluded because this might offend Protestants, well, I say “Tough Darts.”

This version should be restored. It states The Catholic Faith Without Apology.

M

“The Summons”(Please Give One To The Music Director. Thanks!)

29 Jan

“The Summons” is a Call from Jesus Christ, in the Beginning of His Public Ministry, when He calls The Apostles to join with Him.

But in The Modern “Hymn”, there is LITTLE in the Way of PRAYER to Him. He is doing ALL the talking, except for Verse #5, WHERE WE are supposed to Respond in the Affirmative to His Call.

This is Actually THEME MUSIC for The Gospel According to St. Matthew, an Apostle who was in Roman Times, a Contractor for The Roman Government, as The Local Tax Collector, who often made out like an Extortionist & lived rather Comfortably. But, Matthew joined with Jesus Christ to Heal The Sick and Preach The Good News.

But, “The Summons”, an example of Treacle(Pancake Syrup), is NOT a Hymn of Praise. What was The Worst thing was that Verse #5 was never sung. In Verse #5, we are saying “Yes” to The Lord.

Why does Music in The Ordinary Rite of The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass, sound like 106.7 Lite FM? The Mass is The Centrality of The Being of The One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church. Our Action is supposed to be All Praise & Thanksgiving. The Holy Sacrifice Of The Mass is The Divine Liturgy, NOT a Group Therapy Sing A Long. The Saints and Angels are Present With The Lord on The Altar during Mass(Most Reverend Austin Vaughan taught this to Seminarians at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York).

It was Gregorian Chant which is meant to be sung. The Church has a Tremendous Music Treasure of Chants and Hymns. So WHY are we singing about OURSELVES instead of To God?

Only He can make a Tree out of Nothing. We Can’t Do That. Let us focus on The ONE, Who can Do THAT.

Gloria In Excelcis Deo, Et In Terra Pax Hominibus!

M

PS:
Give “The Summons” to The Music Director. Make it Returnable to 125-01 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens, NY 11415
(Snark)

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ByzLat-An Orthodox Convert To Catholicism With No Place Nearby

27 Jan

I know about two people who came into One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church from Orthodox Churches. One is the Mother of the Administrator of Holy Child Jesus R C Church in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York. She came from Armenian Orthodoxy. Armenian Orthodoxy is Oriental Orthodoxy, meaning that they were in Theological Schism with the Catholic Church since the Fourth Ecumenical Council. Hence, this is Not Byzantine.
But, there was no Armenian Catholic Church in Marine Park, Brooklyn, so Father’s Mom worshipped as a Roman Catholic (Latin/Roman Rite).

Now the Byzantine Rite Catholics have their corresponding Churches in Eastern Orthodoxy. In the case of those whose former Church is Greek Orthodox, the corresponding Church is the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. The Melkite Greeks use the Divine Liturgies of St. John Chrysostom & St. Basil Martyr. But, unlike Damascus in Syria, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn has only one Melkite Greek Catholic Church & that Parish is in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
My Most Dear Friend, courtesy of The Code of Canon Law, #s 896 through 901, falls into this category. But, since Forest Hills, Queens is quite a hike from Park Slope and that there is no Melkite Greek Catholic Church nearby in Queens, she goes to the nearest Catholic Church, which is a Latin(Roman)Rite Parish called Our Lady Queen of Martyrs at Ascan Avenue and Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, on the Cusp of Forest Hills Gardens. This contingency is covered under The Code of Canon Law.

She does ask questions. As I usually worship in the Latin Rite, I have also taken to going to the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom at two Ukrainian Greek Catholic Churches, namely St. George in The East Village & Holy Cross in Astoria, Queens. Both Parishes are in Full Communion with the Holy See. St. George Parish has a Portrait of Blessed Pope John Paul II by a Shrine.

In The Latin Rite in the Ordinary Form of The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass, it is 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time. For The Byzantine Catholic Rite, this is Sunday After Theophany(Epiphany), when in the Gospel According to St. Matthew, The Beginning of Christ’s Ministry, was proclaimed. It was the short form. At 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Long Form of this Gospel was proclaimed at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs 1PM Mass by Fr Kevin Abels, Brooklyn Diocesan Vocations Director, recently named by Bishop Nicholas Di Marzio as Pastor of St. Sebastian’s R C Church in Woodside, Queens.

I wonder what My Most Dear Friend will ask me tomorrow after Mass?
I hope that I Am Prepared.

M