UPDATE 16 April 1510 GMT:
Nothing has been decided. Do NOT think your vote isn’t needed.
St. John Cantius, which has the TLM, needs your vote! NOW.
You bloggers who support the Traditional Latin Mass should get on board with this.
UPDATE: 15 April
It’s the FINAL!
I will consider not just the beauty of the building, but also the beauty that takes place inside the building. After all, the contest is at a site called Art and LITURGY, right?
What happens in these buildings liturgically?
As you can see, St. John Cantius in Chicago is faced off with the Cathedral in Salt Lake City.
So, let’s compare liturgical schedules. THAT’s the factor that weigh heavily as I consider my vote!
St. John Cantius’s LITURGY and DEVOTIONS SCHEDULE PAGE.
Sample of what happens at St. John Cantius:
6:30 am — Matins (Office of Readings) & Lauds (Morning Prayer)
7:30 am — Extraordinary Form of the Mass (Tridentine Low Mass in Latin)
9:00 am — Ordinary Form of the Mass (English)
11:00 am — Ordinary Form of the Mass (Latin) [!]
12:30 pm — Extraordinary Form of the Mass (Tridentine High Mass in Latin)
2:00 pm — Rosary, Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer), Exposition and Benediction
6:00 pm — Compline (Night Prayer)
Confessions are available on Sunday before and during all Masses [!]
Salt Lake City Cathedral’s Services Tiimes page
- 8:30 AM Mass
- 10:00 AM Lauds
- 11:00 AM Mass
- 3:00 PM Spanish Mass
- 5:00 PM Vespers and Benediction
- 6:00 PM Mass
See any differences?
At St. John Cantius I see CONFESSIONS before all Masses. No mention of confessions at Salt Lake City.
At St. John Cantius I see the EXTRAORDINARY FORM. No mention of that at Salt Lake City.
I see the Ordinary Form IN LATIN at St. John Cantius. No Latin in Utah.
It is good that Salt Lake City has Lauds and Vespers. Right? Wait! What do I see? So does St. John Cantius! And at St. John Cantius they have Compline and the Rosary!…. AND did I mention CONFESSIONS BEFORE ALL MASSES?
So… when I vote I’ll consider what goes on inside the beautiful buildings.
Cast your vote now.
UPDATE 15 APRIL 1827 GMT:
It’s neck and neck!
UPDATE 1914 GMT:
In about 45 minutes… there’s a change.