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Fr. Z is officially a hybrid of Gandalf and Obi-Wan XD
Rev. John Zuhlsdorf, a scrappy blogger popular with the Catholic right.
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THAT is wonderful news !
pax et bonum
There’s all this talk and pressure to revive head coverings for women, but it would be so nice to see a revival of birettas on priests at Mass. It just screams priestly dignity and authority (probably why we won’t see a revival anytime soon). Not just EF Masses, but for OF Masses as well.
I think the more we set ourselves apart as Catholics, the better it will be received. That being said, I’m working up to a chapel veil because our priest requested them. I’m working on obedience!
Katheryn said: “I think the more we set ourselves apart as Catholics, the better it will be received.”
As a convert from protestantism, I can attest to this. I was drawn to the Church in spite of any protestant innovations, not because of them. I’ve risen above the misguided attempts to make things more “comfortable” for protestants for the sake of the truth I find in the Church. But, the things that drew me to the Church in the first place – the liturgy, incense, candles, kneeling, the Rosary, the saints – all of these things were first attractive to me precisely because they were so different and gave me such a feeling of peace and reverence. The more the Church returns to Her ancient roots, the more attractive She will be to seekers, in my opinion.
Very encouraging! Thanks for sharing!
That is really encouraging to hear. It is great they are supporting their priest in that way.
And Katheryn, I am with you. My priest certainly didn’t request it, but I discerning if I should or not as well. (but don’t worry I don’t think light bolts will strike us if we don’t ;)
It is good news.
However the biretta is not essential to say or learn the EF Mass.
“That, folks, is how it is done.” I’m finding this to be truer than I would have thought. Priests are often limited in our more traditional initiatives by superiors, parish bullies and finances. But when laymen step up, determined to back the priest all the way (at least as far as canon law allows), then things do begin to happen. I’m speaking generally here, but specifically, birettas and vestments are very expensive. It would have taken me several more years to get started with the traditional Roman Mass had it not been for the Knoxville Latin Mass Community and their financial support.
It appears the Holy Ghost will use the laity to drive the renewal of the Church, thus fulfilling the aims and adopting the means of the Second Vatican Council.
Other than a maniple, I’m not sure what other vestment you would not already have to celebrate the EF. Could you explain a little, please?
I can certainly see needing the Mass Cards and a Missal, but special vestments? My concern is that some may think the EF isn’t ‘done right’ unless there’s lace, fiddlebacks and birettas, and such is not the case.
@ Fr. jbas: Priests are often limited in our more traditional initiatives by superiors, parish bullies and finances. But when laymen step up, determined to back the priest all the way (at least as far as canon law allows), then things do begin to happen. I’m speaking generally here, but specifically, birettas and vestments are very expensive.
Here is a link to a relatively inexpensive vestment maker who machine embroiders priestly arms at a reasonable price. The five-piece Mass Vestment Set is $475; 11-piece set is $950; and Requiem Black & Gold five-piece set is $475. Coat of Arm embroidery is additional:
The first embroidered arms costs 100 USD
for papal arms add $60 for each additional embroidery
for cardinal’s arms add $50 for each additional embroidery
for archbishop’s arms add $40 for each additional embroidery
for bishop’s arms add $30 for each additional embroidery
for priestly arms add $20 for each additional embroidery
http://klavecentesca.com they offer:
First (Ever) Annual Traditional Eucharistic Procession Along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk Commemorating the 95th Anniversary of the Fatima Miracle was conducted last Saturday (Oct 13, 2012) hosted by Star of the Sea Catholic Church (www.staroftheseaparish.com) just two blocks from the Boardwalk, and organized by St. Benedict’s Parish (www.stbenedictschapel.org). Approximately 400 parishioners from local parishes participated. Procession began at Star of the Sea with Exposition, hymns, and then a traditional procession from Star of the Sea at 14th St to 24th St Park along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, with recitation of Rosary of the Blessed Sacrament. On the stage at 24th St. Stage an altar was set up for Exposition and Adoration, Fr. Neal Nichols, FSSP, and Fr. Peter Byrne, FSSP (St Benedict’s Parish, Chesapeake), and Fr. Robert Novokowsky, FSSP (St. Joseph’s, Richmond) offered meditations. After Benediction and recitation of the Divine Praises, the Procession resumed back to Star of the Sea, offering the remaining mysteries of the Rosary of the Blessed Sacrament, Litany of the Blessed Sacrament, and traditional hymns. With gratitude and Prayers for those that enabled this significant event to happen, and especially: the Most Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond; Rev Esteban DeLeon and The Parishioners of Star of the Sea Catholic Church; Parishioners of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church (especially St. Joseph’s Men’s Guild, St. Anne’s Sodality, and Knights of the Altar); Serves of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Richmond; Father Habet’s Assembly 1505; Officer Shannon Wichtendahl, Virginia Beach Police Department; and Ms. Barbara Black (City of Virginia Beach). We also want to thank Our Blessed Mother for gracing us with such a beautiful day for this glorious event.