This coming Sunday is the last “green” Sunday after Pentecost. Can it be true? Advent begins the Sunday after.
At Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan there will be a Mass at 10 am in the Traditional Roman Rite (37th Street between 7th Avenue and Broadway).
The choir will be singing de Victoria’s Missa O quam gloriosum. The undersigned will be celebrant. I really like this Mass.
When you’ve had a tough day of battling for decent translations, greater episcopal conference accountability, answering questions… no, but wait… that’s my day. When you’ve had a tough day reading about decent translations, greater episcopal conference accountability, finding answers to question and all the other myriad important things that unquestionably leave you exhausted and at times exasperated, why not settle in with a WDTPRS mug of Mystic Monk Coffee?
People who come to the Mass at Holy Innocents in Manhattan will be able to got downstairs into the church hall and have some Mystic Monk. And they call their gathering a convivium, too. That’s Latin! All this and Latin too… well… they will have had Latin upstairs and plenty of it… but I digree.
And since it is in New York City, there will be bagels and some delicious Columbian treats made by one of the volunteers who sponsor the convivium). They are hoping to receive a shipment of Mystic Monk Christmas Blend in time for Sunday’s Convivium. I think they may even be selling or giving away some Mystic Monk as well.
By the way, the Wyoming monks have a Mystic Christmas package that includes a CD of chant.
Perhaps your parish priest needs both?
That volunteer is my wife (beaming with pride)!
We are also starting a book club to take place each first Monday after the 6:00 pm Mass (also a Traditional Latin Mass – we have it daily). Father, I hope you don’t mind me posting the bulletin blurb:
Holy Innocents Book Club
There will be a new monthly book club beginning at Holy Innocents, for the first Monday of each month after the 6:00 pm mass. All are welcome. The first meeting will be on January 3, 2011 and we will discuss G. K. Chesterton’s Orthodoxy. In this work Chesterton famously wrote, “Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.” For any questions please contact Dev Thakur at *phone deleted* or devsthakur at gmail dot com.
Vittoria’s Missa O Quam Gloriosum — I love that Mass too! We sang that Mass for Easter. A great Vittoria Mass for Christmas (just around the corner!) is O Magnum Mysterium (along with the motet of the same name).
I will be in the city January 1 and 2. Any chance you will be back then too Father?
Hard to say. I don’t know about the new year yet.
Thanks, Father, for fighting the good fight over the translations. I’ll be sending a respectful letter to Cardinal Llovera next week about the same as you suggested.
I’ve been occupied this week, however, with battling my local Republican congressman over the new TSA regulations and my NY Senator over the new Food Safety Modernization Act which, if enforced, will give the Dept. of Homeland Security and the Dept. of Defense control over the production, transfer and sale of all food in the U.S. Believe it or not, this will also affect small farms, farmers’ markets, co-ops—and home gardens.
So many battles to fight nowadays, my head is spinning.