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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.


I Fully Understand WHY Byzantine Rite Catholics & Greek Orthodox Mock The Crap Out Of Badly Done Novus Ordo Catholic Liturgies(& The BAD Muzak That Comes With It)

29 Jan

The Scene was on Brazilian Television. Sadly, even with a Latin Rite Bishop present, it was a Mass with actual circus performers, who presented the Lectionary for reading The Epistle and Gospel. Let me say that this stuff is a Desecration of The Holy Sacrifice Of The Mass. Somebody should be excommunicated for such Desecration of The Mass. As St. John Chrysostom once said “The Road To Hell is paved with The Skulls of Bishops”, that Brazilian Liturgy in The Land of Machismo, was an example of something crying out to Heaven For Vengeance. It was an Utter Disgrace.

This Ordinary Form of The Mass is the Most Liturgically Abused Liturgy in this world. From “Clown Masses(Minus Rob Ford), to “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” versions of The Gloria and Agnus Dei(One Line Latin & One Line English), to Folk Masses using Commercial Music, that the Latin Rite Liturgy is ridiculed in this way, via You Tube.

No Wonder The Eastern Orthodox Churches, particularly the Greeks & Russians, have no want of a Return to Unity. They don’t want to be tarred with the same brush.

And with “Vomit, Barf, Puke, Treacle” Style Liturgical Music, which one might hear on an elevator, who can blame them. Gregorian Chant, not “The Anthem”, is the Music of Converts. Sound Liturgy, not Gimmicky Crap, is what The Faithful want.

If I go to a Boxing Match, I don’t want an NBA Game to break out.  Got That?

And in Tribute to Michael Voris, “The Church Of Nice” says NOTHING about Bad Liturgy.


The Epiclesis

29 Jan

The Action of The Holy Spirit to allow for the Offerings of Bread(Latin or Roman Rite is Unleavened, as Matzoh was eaten as The Body of Christ at The Last Supper. Byzantine Rite uses Leavened Bread, as for the Action of The Holy Spirit), to become The Body & Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.
I was reading from The St. Joseph Daily Missal from 1956. The belief in the Latin(Roman)Rite was that the Words of Institution were enough to change the Bread and Wine into the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. But, at The Closing Prayer of The Roman Canon, this action of The Holy Spirit is in the form of “In The Unity of The Holy Ghost”, which is Implication.
Now in the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, at the end of The Words of Institution, The Words of Institution are Not Enough & The Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) is called upon to complete this action.
In The Ordinary Rite of The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass, The Holy Spirit is called down 1st.
In The Tridentine Latin Mass, The Holy Spirit’s Action is Implied at the End of The Roman Canon. In both the Ordinary Form of Mass & in the Divine Litugies of St. John Chrysostom and St. Basil, Martyr, the Action of The Holy Spirit is Explicit. Both Forms for Consecration are Valid.

Pax Domine Sit Semper Vobiscum!


Archbp Bugnini Thought About Totally Chucking Out CATHOLIC Elements Of The Holy Sacrifice Of The Mass

28 Jan

The New Catholic Liturgy, promulgated on Sunday, 11/29/1969, was supposed to be PROTESTANT Friendly. But, while some of these Elements are Lutheran and Anglican in Practice, there are Byzantine Catholic Elements in this Mass.
The Byzantine Rite was into Vernacular in both Catholic and Eastern Orthodox. The Prayer of The Faithful is based on Antiphons chanted in The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.
Later, with Standing to receive Holy Communion, that is a Byzantine Practice.
Also later was Communion under both Species. Whereas in Byzantine Rite where both The Body & Blood of Christ is served via Communion Spoon, with Communicant tipping head back to receive the Sacrament, in the Latin(Roman)Rite, Latins 1st receive the Body of Christ then go to 2nd Station to receive the Blood of Christ.
There is the 3 Year Cycle of Readings of The Epistles & Gospels. This came from a Protestant Lectionary called The Revised Common Lectionary.

Protestants do not believe in the Total Change of Substance of The Bread & Wine into The Body & Blood, Soul & Divinity of Christ. Rather, in these two Protestant Practices, especially Lutherans and Broad Church Anglicans who believe in Consubstantiation (Also Methodists and Presbyterians), where The Body and Blood of Christ only co-exist with the Bread and Wine. The Theory of Mere Symbolism is advanced by Ulrich Zwingli.
So Communion in The Hand, which may have been Arian Heresy in Practice, is practiced by Protestants. Arius only believed in One Nature of Jesus.

My Most Dear Friend, as Greek Orthodox, used to receive what is called Antidoron at The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Antidoron(Ahndeethoron) is the Blessed Bread, not Consecrated Bread, from the Same Leavened Bread Loaf used in the Holy Eucharist. That Blessed Bread is distributed from a Basket. That Blessed but Not Consecrated Bread is distributed into one’s hand.

The Nicene Creed is prayed in The Entire Catholic Church throughout The World, as is The Lord’s Prayer.

It should be noted that in what is called the Ordinary Form of The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass, We Roman Catholics, like Our Byzantine, Antiochan, Alexandrian, Armenian and Chaldean Catholic Brethren, believe that the Elements of Bread & Wine, become The Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. The Eastern Orthodox Churches of Byzantine Rite also believe this.

Gregorian Chant enhances the Current Ordinary Form of The Mass. It may also be offered in Latin, where the Mass Propers may be sung in Latin. This is something which is in the Sacrosanctorum Concillium.

The Catholic Elements stayed. The Latin Rite Elements along with the Byzantine Rite Elements, preserved The Catholicity of The Current, Ordinary Form of The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass.

Only The Table Altar and Communion In The Hand are actually Protestant. The Scriptural Readings of Today, with Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle and Gospel follows the Lutheran, Anglican Broad Church System. The Confeitior follows from Lutheran. The Rest of This Mass follows Latin and Byzantine Practice.

Interestingly enough, one of the 6 Protestant Ministers was ordained a Catholic Priest. Fr Max Thurian, who was Sub Prior of The Taize Community of Brothers, called for a “Reform Of The Reform” of the Current Form of Mass, which calls for “Ad Orientem”, from the time of The Offertory to the End of Holy Communion.  Sadly, he was ignored.
But, Pope Benedict XVI did grant by Motu Proprio of 7/7/2007, full permission of any Latin Rite Priest to offer the Tridentine Latin Mass of 1962 Roman Missal.

Most Roman Catholics have no clue about Byzantine Rite Catholic Liturgy. It is Ancient and Transcendent Liturgy. If Roman Catholics really want to understand their Faith, head to the Byzantine Rite. One will really learn about their Faith and, perhaps, understand the Current Liturgy more so than ever before.

Gloria In Excelcis Deo, Et In Terra Pax Hominibus!


On Colds & Crowds & Catholic Mass

19 Jan

Last Evening, it was a rather small but Faithfully Committed Group of People for Theophany of The Lord at Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Astoria, Queens.
For those of You who are Catholic of The Latin Rite(Roman), The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, is as Catholic as your local Latin (Roman)Rite Parish.

Actually, the term for Mass is Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite of The One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church.  And it will fulfill your Sunday and Holy Day Mass Obligations.

And with a Cold, I don’t want to give my Latin Mass Group a brutal case of Chest and Nose Colds. Trust me, it is not fun.

Deo Gratias!


One Thing Is A Constant Of The Byzantine Rite Catholic & Orthodox Divine Liturgies

19 Jan

There are NO Musical Instruments except for the Human Voice. In short, no “Glad Tambourines From The 99 Cent Store.”
In neither case in both Churches, at least in the Byzantine Rite of The Catholic Church(The Roman or Latin Rite in the Ordinary Form is another story altogether), the type of music, which causes My Most Dear Friend to verbally wallop it(Marty Haugen, Et Al), is ABSENT from The Byzantine Catholic & Eastern Orthodox Churches.  Such Liturgical Blasphemous Atrocities as “Clown Liturgies”, would never see the Light of Day in Byzantium.

Forget Rob Ford. He is not occurring in The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.  Bozo is out of the question.  Ditto at the Tridentine Latin Mass of the 1962 Roman Missal, because the Latin Mass is, like the Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy, is Trancendant. Both are splendid. One Worships God, not Self.

Gloria In Excelcis Deo, Et In Terra Pax Hominibus!


Theophany Of The Lord-Revelation Of The Blessed Trinity

19 Jan

At the Beginning of a Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass of the 1962 Roman Missal, there is a Blessing with Holy Water. Those Faithful who are present, are sprinkled from a wand, which is to remind The Faithful of their Baptism, as if Sprinkled With Hyssop, a plant from the Mint Family.
In this Feast of One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church, which in the Byzantine Rite is called Theophany, which like Epiphany means Revelation, this is The Baptism of The Christ by St. John The Baptist, in The River Jordan. God The Father appears & speaks, saying “This Is My Beloved Son-Listen To Him.” The Holy Spirit appears in the Form of a White Dove. This is WHY Jesus was Baptized, because The Holy Trinity was revealed.
Near the end of The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, the Blessing of The Waters occurred. This Water is used for The Sacrament(Holy Mystery) of Baptism as well as being Holy Water for other blessings, as a Sacramental. As The Christ was baptized in The River Jordan, the Ceremony was extensive. Near the end of the Blessing of Waters, The Priest blessed individuals with the Holy Water, using actual Hyssop for the sprinkling of Blessed Water. I experienced this becoming rather wet, but it was to remind me of my Baptism in Christ, “To Put On Christ”, in Sanctifying Grace.
The Priest also has a wand for Chrismation. Chrismation is the Imposition of The Holy Spirit, immediately after Baptism. We in the Latin(Roman)Rite know this as Confirmation. Each of us at Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church were anointed via wand, as a reminder of when The Holy Spirit came upon us in Confirmation (Chrismation).
The Communion Spoon is used to remind us as Jesus’ Words to St. Peter “Feed My Sheep.” As one receives His Body and Blood via Spoon, one realises that The Christ truly wants us nourished by His Body and Blood.
If one is to understand The Catholic Church, one should experience The Holy Sacrifice Of The Mass, by devout Worship of God, in not only the Ordinary Form of Mass, but should also experience the Byzantine Rite Catholic Divine Liturgy. It is Wondrous what it teaches one about The One, True Church. In Her Diversity, we are One With The Christ. With much prayer in the Divine Liturgy of both St. Basil & St. John Chrysostom, devoted to Mary, The Theotokos(Christ Bearer), One really understands Her Divinely Appointed Mission as Mother Of God The Son.

The Action of The Holy Spirit is very much Here.

In The Name Of The Father & of The Son & of The Holy Spirit, through The Ages of Ages, Amen.

Gloria In Excelcis Deo, Et In Terra Pax Hominibus;