Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Late Evening Roundup - Tuesday of Passion Week - March 31st, 2009

Evening Roundup - Tuesday of Passion Week - March 31st, 2009

Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday of Passion Week - March 31st, 2009

Tuesday of Passion Week - March 31st, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

AmericanPapist: Hadley Arkes makes a modest proposal about ND

I missed this earlier today, but Thomas Peters didn't. Please check out the essay by Hadley Arkes on "The Catholic Thing."

By the way, do you know of a Sacred Music concert, a special Usus Antiquior Mass or a Gregorian Event? Please feel free to post here and put it on the calendar! Kindly make sure it is open to the public at large!


Afternoon Roundup - Monday of Passion Week - March 30th, 2009

Monday of Passion Week - March 30th, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Evening Roundup - Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 29th, 2009

Catholic Review Online: Baseball home opener on Good Friday ends 20-year attendance streak

Marylynn G. Hewitt's story carried by CNS and posted in the Catholic Review Online begins this way:

Michael Ochab’s 20-year streak of rooting for the Detroit Tigers as part of the opening day crowd is coming to an end. Home opening day this year falls on Good Friday, April 10.

“It’s a no-brainer for me,” said the 47-year-old lifetime Hamtramck resident. “He died for us on that cross.”
I have to tip my hat to Mr. Ochab. Good Friday is just another day now especially for big time sports and entertainment. Fr. Ed Vilkauskas conveys my sentiments exactly:

Five blocks from Comerica, Spiritan Father Ed Vilkauskas, pastor of Old St. Mary Church in Detroit’s Greektown, said having opening day on Good Friday “is kind of appalling.

“I think it’s a pretty big affront to Christians,” he said. “It’s one of the most sacred and solemn days of the Christian calendar and to do that is insensitive to our faith.

“Not too many years ago, stores actually closed noon to 3 p.m. Even banks were closed,” said Father Vilkauskas.
Oh, and last year, the 2008 NCAA men's basketball regionals were held on Good Friday, March 21st, and I'm sure the ratings were really super. That is one tournament I tuned out...for the reason given by Fr. Vilkauskas.

Noon (EDT) - Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 29th, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 29th, 2009

EWTN - Holy Week Schedule of Specials - 2009

EWTN, the Eternal World Television Network, has an entire week of Specials planned. Please consult the website for last minute changes. And, be sure to send them a check between the water bill and the cable bill. It is the indispensable channel on any TV set.

SOLEMN MASS OF PALM SUNDAY WITH POPE BENEDICT XVI (LIVE) 2 1/2 hrs
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday, live from Rome.
Sun 4/05/09 4:00 AM ET & 1 AM PT Live
Sun 4/05/09 8:00 PM ET & 5 PM PT Encore

SOLEMN MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER WITH POPE BENEDICT XVI (LIVE)
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper, live from Rome.
Thu 4/09/09 11:30 AM ET & 8:30 AM PT

Thu 4/09/09 1:00 PM ET & 10:00 AM PT
Fri 4/10/09 12:00 AM ET & (Thu) 9 PM
PT

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD'S PASSION WITH POPE BENEDICT XVI (LIVE) 2 1/2
Pope Benedict XVI presides over the Solemn celebration of the Lord's Passion, live from Rome.
Fri 4/10/09 11:00 AM ET & 8 AM PT
Sat 4/11/09 12:00 AM ET & (Fri) 9 PM PT


SOLEMN MASS OF EASTER SUNDAY WITH POPE BENEDICT XVI (LIVE) 2 1/2
Sun 4/12/09 4:30 AM ET & 1:30 AM PT
Sun 4/12/09 12:00 PM 9 AM ET & PT

URBI ET ORBI" MESSAGE AND BLESSING (LIVE) 1 hr.
Live from St. Peter's Square in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI gives the traditional Easter message and blessing "Urbi et Orbi" - 'to the city of Rome and to the world'.
Sun 4/12/09 6:00 AM ET & 3 AM PT
Sun 4/12/09 1:30 PM ET & 10:30 AM PT
Mon 4/13/09 10:00 AM ET & 7 AM PT


Evening Roundup - Saturday of the Fourth Week in Lent - March 28th, 2009

Passion Sunday: Missa 'Iudica Me Deus' - March 29th, 2009

INTROIT ¤ Ps. 42. 1, 2

[Station at St. Peter's (Vatican)]



Judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta: ab homine iniquo et doloso eripe me: quia tu es Deus meus, et fortituto mea. -- Emitte lucem tuam, et veritatem tuam: ipsa me deduxerunt, et adduxerunt in montem sanctum tuum, et in tabernacula tua. -- Judica me, Deus . . .

Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man: for Thou art my God and my strength. -- (Ps. 42. 3). Send forth Thy light, and Thy truth: they have conducted me, and brought me unto Thy holy hill, and into thy tabernacles. . . . -- Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause . . .
Passion Sunday
Tridentine Latin Rite Missal Project

Afternoon Roundup - Saturday of the Fourth Week in Lent - March 28th, 2009

Saturday of the Fourth Week in Lent - March 28th, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Evening Roundup - Friday of the Fourth Week in Lent - March 27th, 2009

Late Afternoon Roundup - Friday of the Fourth Week in Lent - March 27th, 2009

Early Afternoon Roundup - Friday of the Fourth Week in Lent - March 27th, 2009



Friday of the Fourth Week in Lent - March 27th, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Traditional Latin Mass in Maryland - New Blog Feature: Special Events Calendar

For some time, I've wondered how to integrate a calendar into this blog that would be of use for Special Events or non-recurring events. Usus Antiquior or Tridentine Masses scheduled weekly can be assembled in a menu (SEE RIGHT MENU NAVBAR, for example) and linked to Parish websites. However, what of the occasional special Mass, colloquium or musical event? So many of these are missed when posted here unless someone knows of it in advance.

The New Liturgical Movement has found a solution using a calendar embedded into their blog page. Events are self-reported and require approval by the moderator. This is a huge blog, however, affiliated with the CMAA, receives millions of "hits" and handles international events. So, the local may be lost in the shuffle.

In the header to this blog, you will now see the following:

Special Event Usus Antiquior Calendar for MD, DC, VA, DE, PA and WV (opens New Window)

This calendar is one I've created for TLM events in the area covered by this blog and for "special events" (such as the Missa Cantata at Saint Bernadette's held yesterday). The calendar opens in a new window, is self-reporting and requires approval before the event is made public.

I hope this draws interest and furthers the clearinghouse function of this blog on the Usus Antiquior or in musical events or colloquia we all love so dearly. Please be sure the event is open to the public!

D.v.

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday of the Fourth Week in Lent - March 26th, 2009

Breaking: American Papist >> Flash: Abp. Burke clarifies he was misled about Communion interview agenda

Thomas Peters has an important clarification from Archbishop Burke concerning how he was misled about how his comments yesterday would be used. Whispers in the Loggia seems to have "sourced" the story earlier at 10:30.


Thursday of the Fourth Week in Lent - March 26th, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Evening Roundup - The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, March 25th, 2009

The New Liturgical Movement - Exsultet from the Birmingham Oratory (YouTube)

Jeffrey Tucker has posted the Exsultet from the Birmingham Oratory on the NLM blog. It is magnificent! The piece is 9:45 in length and recorded at the Easter Vigil in 2008.


Late Afternoon Roundup - The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, March 25th, 2009

Early Afternoon Roundup - The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, March 25th, 2009

Morning Roundup - The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, March 25th, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - March 25th, 2009 (Usus Antiquior)

INTROIT ¤ Ps. 44. 13, 15, 16
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Vultum tuum deprecabuntur omnes divites plebis: adducentur Regi virgines post eam: proximae ejus adducentur tibi in laetitia ex exsultatione. [T. P. Alleluia, alleluia.] -- Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum: dico ego opera mea Regi. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Vultum tuum . . .

All the rich among the people shall entreat Thy countenance: after her shall virgins be brought to the King: her neighbors shall be brought to thee in gladness and rejoicing. [P. T. Alleluia, alleluia.] -- (Ps. 44. 2) My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the King. V.: Glory to the Father . . . -- All the rich among the people shall entreat . . .
The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tridentine Latin Rite Missal Project


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Evening Roundup - Vigil of the Annunciation, Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

17:00 (EDT) - Tuesday of the Fourth Week in Lent - March 24th, 2009

Saint James the Greater Church, Charles Town, WV - Holy Week Update

I am delighted to say that I received an email from my contact at Saint James the Greater in WV. It appears that the Canons of the New Jerusalem plan to return to Saint James for Holy Week this year. When a schedule is finalized, I will post it.

In the meantime, please consult this earlier post from a while back. It contains information on a Yahoo email list Group that this Parish is using to keep people informed on the TLM at Saint James. I would encourage you to join this Yahoo Group if this TLM Mass appeals to you as official information about Saint James in WV is released through that Group.


Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday of the Fourth Week in Lent - March 24th, 2009

Holy Week and Easter Schedule 2009 for TLM (Tridentine) or Latin N.O. Parishes in MD, DC, VA, PA, and WV

Last update: 03/30/08: This post will be updated as further information comes in. Note that much of this has been gleaned from PDF files of Parish Bulletins. Emails to me of updates to your Parish would be MOST appreciated. The area covered is only MD, DC, VA, PA, DE and WV. Note too that only Latin or Tridentine Mass Parishes are included here.

Tuesday of the Fourth Week in Lent - March 24th, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Visitors ask...Latin abbreviation - A.M.D.G. et B.V.M.?

This is an interesting one. Someone wants to know what the abbreviation, "A.M.D.G. et B.V.M." indicates?

A.M.D.G. is an abbreviation for "ad maiorem Dei gloriam" (for the greater glory of God; the standard Jesuit motto of St. Ignatius Loyola). By adding "et" (and), the letters B.V.M. are meant to indicate "Beata Virgo Maria" (the Blessed Virgin Mary). So, the phrase is meant to indicate that some effort is dedicated "To the greater glory of God and the Blessed Virgin Mary."

Note the lack of a "j" in Latin. The letter "i" is found in "maiorem."


Evening Roundup - Monday of the Fourth Week in Lent - March, 23rd, 2009

Afternoon Roundup - Monday of the Fourth Week in Lent - March, 23rd, 2009

Monday of the Fourth Week in Lent - March, 23rd, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Introit: Fourth Sunday in Lent--Laetare Sunday

I am posting this because so many people are missing it! Here is the link. Please read both the Latin and English. The Introit is posted. [Clicking the embedded link will bring you to the other Propers of the Mass].


Evening Roundup - Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 22nd, 2009

Afternoon Roundup - Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 22nd, 2009

Noon Roundup - Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 22nd, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Laetare Sunday - Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh - St. Andrew's Church, Ravelston

Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh
St. Andrew's Church, Ravelston

Sung Tridentine Mass, Laetare Sunday, 2008 (Playlist, 5 videos, YouTube)


Decent Films Guide by Steven D. Greydanus: "Jesus of Nazareth" (DVD; 1977)

With Easter fast approaching, families may be pondering if there is a wholesome, religious "Easter film" that is worth watching? The Franco Zeffirelli film, "Jesus of Nazareth," which was made for TV, is one that many love and one I'd recommend. Others include "The Robe" and of course, "Ben Hur."

Here, Steven D. Greydanus gives his review of "Jesus of Nazareth" at Decent Films Guide and rates it a solid A. In all, it is a film that many families view near Easter and it is definitely one "for their DVD collection." Greydanus' review of "The Robe" does not come off nearly as well, although "Ben-Hur" is another favorite. I have to agree with his ratings.

I personally think "The Passion of the Christ" is more moving [see also here] (especially on Good Friday with the subtitles off and the dialogue in Aramaic/Latin), but that is not suitable for younger audiences. It is an incredible film, however, and one I have taken to viewing each year.

D.v.


19:00 (EDT) Roundup - Saturday of the Third Week in Lent - March 21st, 2009

Afternoon Roundup - Saturday of the Third Week in Lent - March 21st, 2009

Fourth Sunday in Lent: Missa 'Laetare' - March 22nd, 2009

INTROIT ¤ Isaias 66. 10, 11

[STATION AT THE HOLY CROSS AT JERUSALEM]


Laetare, Jerusalem: conventum facite omnes qui diligitis eam: gaudete cum laetitia, quia in tristitia fuistis: ut exsultetis, et satiemini ab uberibus consolationis vestrae. -- Laetatus sum in his, quae dicta sunt mihi: in domum Domini ibimus. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Laetare, Jerusalem . . .

Rejoice, O Jerusalem: and come together all you that love her: rejoice with joy, you that have been in sorrow: that you may exult, and be filled from the breasts of your consolation. -- (Ps. 121. 1). I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: we shall go into the house of the Lord. V.: Glory to the Father . . . -- Rejoice, O Jerusalem . . .


Fourth Sunday of Lent, "Laetare"

Tridentine Latin Rite Missal Project

Saturday of the Third Week in Lent - March 21st, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Evening Roundup - Friday of the Third Week in Lent - March 20th, 2009

Early Afternoon Roundup - Friday of the Third Week in Lent - March 20th, 2009

Opus Dei - St. Josemaria Conference, Saturday, April 4th, McLean, VA Hilton

I just received the monthly newsletter from Opus Dei. Just a reminder of the Saint Josemaria Conference on April 4th, 2009 in McLean, VA. More details, the program, the speakers, how to register, etc. listed here.


Friday of the Third Week in Lent - March 20th, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Evening Roundup - Feast of Saint Joseph - Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Afternoon Roundup - Feast of Saint Joseph - Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Noon (EDT) - Feast of Saint Joseph - Thursday, March 19th, 2009