The Wuhan Devil is intimidating people into suppressing sacred liturgical worship, which is the very life of the Church and of the world. The Eucharist, both Its self and Its celebration, which is Holy Mass and Benediction and Processions, is where we begin and the goal for which we strive. We need Mass, and not just in its minimal expression. For our identity, we need more. Early Christians, as Bp. Schneider reminded us in his book, said, “sine dominico non possumus… without the Sunday Eucharistic liturgy we cannot live”. This is a starting point for our Christian identity in founding or in crisis. Then we need more.
The Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison is still working to prepare the tools of the revitalization of our Catholic identity through sacred liturgical worship, sine qua non possumus. Cultus is inseparable from Code and Creed. Our discipline and our doctrine cannot be isolated from our sacred liturgical worship, which is the primary mode by which we fulfill the essential virtue of Religion.
Here are some shots of the new set of violet vestments for Solemn Mass which will arrive on the threshold of Advent. They are from Sacra Domus Aurea (tell her Fr. Z sent you!).
UPDATE: It seems to me that the photos I received were just a little too “warm”, so I “chilled” them a bit to compensate for the yellow cast. I base that on another photo sent at a different time. Here is the result.
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In these days of continuing COVID-1984 we are – for one reason or another, good or bad – struggling just to have Masses, we are nevertheless pushing forward and preparing for the day when things look brighter.
And, one of these days, a new cathedral will be built here. The old one burned in 2005 (arson). A cathedral will need worthy vestments.
And so we keep plugging along, dalmatic by dalmatic. One might say that we are “coping”.
Next… hopefully, a gold Pontifical set.