"If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy." (Saint John Vianney)
"It would be easier for the earth to carry on without the sun than without the Holy Mass." (Saint Pio of Pietrelcina)
"You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd." (Flannery O'Connor)
The Hermeneutic of Continuity: Parish dispute goes loud
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Palm Sunday, March 29th, 2015 8:00 AM - Old St John's Church, Silver Spring, MD 8:00 AM - St. Benedict's Chapel (FSSP), Chesapeake, VA 9:00 AM - St. Mary Mother of God, Washington, DC (Missa Contata) 10:00 AM - St. Benedict's Chapel (FSSP), Chesapeake, VA (High Mass)10:15 AM - Priory of the Annunciation, Charles Town, WV (Mass and Procession) 10:30 AM - Saint John the Apostle (Chapel), Leesburg, VA10:30 AM - St. Joseph's Parish (FSSP), Richmond, VA11:30 AM - St. Alphonsus Church, Baltimore, MD - High Mass (Schola)12:15 PM - St. John the Beloved, McLean, VA - Solemn High Mass (with procession) beginning at 12:15 PM (Ordinary of the Mass will be Victoria's Missa Quarti Toni, with …
"The Rorate Caeli Mass is a traditional Advent devotion wherein the Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary is offered just before dawn. Rising very early on a wintry morning, some families and individuals travel an hour or more to arrive in time for this stunningly beautiful Mass. The interplay of light and darkness remind us of the meaning of Advent and of the coming of the Light of the world.
The Mass takes its title, Rorate Caeli, from the first words of the Introit, which are from Isaiah 45:8:
Rorate, caeli, desuper, et nubes pluant justum, aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem. (Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds ra…