Archive for March, 2007

It seems like we have been waiting for this for a loooong time. However, good things come to those who wait. The Traditional Roman Rite, which dates back at least to Pope Gelasius (enough with the canard that St. Pius V “invented” it at the Council of Trent nonsense) will be allowed to be offered by any priest, according to (Rorate Caeli Link). Also mentioned by (CNS). This is an act of justice, and perhaps the beginning of a reign of normalcy in the Church. Let us all pray for the conversion of sinners, and for our Holy Father, that he has the courage and resolve he will need to push this through.

I have always thought that if the average Catholic were allowed to see the Traditonal Liturgy in a normal parish setting, they would get “hooked”, and  continue to go the Old Mass, or at the very least become cognizant of the deficiences of the Novus Ordo. Over the course of time, the Old Mass will attract more young folks to it, and will force the “Reform of the Reform” that is favored by many well meaning conservatives. Good for the Church, Win/Win.

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If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all iniquity. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (Epistle John 1:8)

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The wisdom of a scribe cometh by his time of leisure: and he that is less in action, shall receive wisdom. (Eccl 38:25)

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Ave Gratia Plena

And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there shall be no end. And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man?The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. (Luke 1)

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In honor of Passiontide the header has been changed to the Greek Altar of the Crucifixion at the Holy Sepulchre. A larger photo :

Picture from (Christus Rex)

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Mother Church in the world

If the world hate you, know ye, that it hath hated me before you. If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember my word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also. (John 15:18)

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Trads local to NYC (Purgatorial Mass)

For all you Trads Local to NYC, there will be a Traditional Latin Mass (Missa Cantata) offered on Monday March 26 at 6:15 PM. It is always at St. Agnes Church at 143 E. 43 St between 3rd Ave and Lexington Ave.  It is offered monthly at different times, for the Holy Souls in Purgatory by the NY Purgatorial Society.

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One man

Wherefore as by one man sin entered into this world, and by sin death; and so death passed upon all men, in whom all have sinned. For until the law sin was in the world; but sin was not imputed, when the law was not. But death reigned from Adam unto Moses, even over them also who have not sinned after the similitude of the transgression of Adam, who is a figure of him who was to come. But not as the offence, so also the gift. For if by the offence of one, many died; much more the grace of God, and the gift, by the grace of one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. (Romans 5:12)

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Neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the angels, and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Now that the dead rise again, Moses also shewed, at the bush, when he called the Lord, The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; For he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him. (Luke 20:36)

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Is it not evident that the Lord Jesus is angry with us when we sin in order that He may convert us through fear of His indignation? His indignation, then, is not the carrying out of vengeance, but rather the working out of forgiveness, for these are His words: “If you shall turn and lament, you shall be saved.” He waits for our lamentations here, that is, in time, that He may spare us those which shall be eternal. He waits for our tears, that He may pour forth His goodness. So in the Gospel, having pity on the tears of the widow, He raised her son. He waits for our conversion, that He may Himself restore us to grace, which would have continued with us had no fall overtaken us. But He is angry because we have by our sins incurred guilt, in order that we may be humbled; we are humbled, in order that we may be found worthy rather of pity than of punishment. (St. Ambrose: Concerning Repentence)

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Sheep and Goats

And when the Son of man shall come in his majesty, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his majesty. And all nations shall be gathered together before him, and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left. Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. (Matt 25:31)

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Now for the Mass of the Faithful: (Source)


Prayer to the most Holy Trinity:

Accept, most Holy Trinity, this offering which we are making to You in remembrance of the passion, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, Our Lord; and in honor of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, Blessed John the Baptist, the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and of (name of the Saints whose relics are in the Altar) and of all the Saints; that it may add to their honor and aid our salvation; and may they deign to intercede in heaven for us who honor their memory here on earth. Through the same Christ our Lord.
S. Amen.

  • Here the priest turns to the congregation and prays that “my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God the Father almighty.”
  • Canon: (Source)


    Ecce Agnus Dei:


    Ite Missa Est:

    Last Gospel (John 1) :

    For a fuller text of the Mass (Go Here)

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    As our current Holy Father might be allowing greater use of the ancient Roman Rite, I have decided to have an image tutorial of how to offer it:

    Prayers at foot of the Altar:

    The priest, after processing in with the servers and, at Low Mass, placing the veiled chalice on the centre of the altar, makes the sign of the Cross at the foot of the altar. At Solemn Mass, the chalice is placed beforehand on the credence table. (Wiki Source)

    Confiteor: (Wiki Source)

    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 and Paul, to all the saints, and to you, brethren (to thee, Father), that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, 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 and Paul, all the saints, and you, brethren (thee, Father), to pray for me to the Lord our God.)

    Kyrie: (Wiki Source)

    Dominus Vobiscum/Collect:

    The priest turns toward the people: “Dominus vobiscum.” The servers respond: “Et cum spiritu tuo.”. The Collect follows, it tends to reflect the season.



    Thus ends the Mass of the Catechumens. Next post: Mass of the Faithful.

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    But he taking her by the hand, cried out, saying: Maid, arise. And her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. (Luke 8:54)

    Latin Mass Rising: (Rorate Caeli)

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    True Friends

    Indeed, the true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries, nor innovators: they are traditionalists. (Our Apostolic Mandate, St. Pius X)

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    Vanity of vanities, and all is vanity. What hath a man more of all his labour, that he taketh under the sun? One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth standeth for ever. (Eccl 1:2)

    (Source 1) (Source 2)

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    Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice. Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. (Psalm 129)

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    Hello All, Welcome to my new blog address. The one at blog-city will remain up until November or so, but they will be charging $ at that point. This new blog will pretty much follow the same style (mostly nice pics, little chatter). If you have me saved on your blogroll at the old address, please be kind enough to change it to the new, a courtesy I would extend to you also. Hopefully, you will continue to enjoy looking around here. Thanks, Ken

    Just some gratutious pics of Pius XII saying mass. Keep praying for the release of the Latin Mass, I actually believe it will come soon. I was a little skeptical at first, but rumours are sometimes right.

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