Friday, December 29, 2006

Christmas 2006: Photo Post 2

I promised more photos. The one above was taken just before the Gospel. As the Deacon received a blessing from Fr. John, the altar boys awaited to escort him, and the Word of God to the pulpit.

Those which follow are still shots taken before the Midnight Mass, and following the December 27, 2006 daily Mass at 7:30am.

Christmas 2006: Photo Post 1


Brendan O'Rourke said...

Beautiful picture indeed.
So explain to me what exactly the latin novus ordo is? is it exactly what it sounds like?
is the ordinary in latin and the propers in english or what?

Diane said...

HI Brendan,

It's easier to tell you what we have in English: The Readings, the Homily, the Prayers of the Faithful. I don't think I am omitting anything here, but someone jump in if I have left something out. The rest is all in Latin. We have booklets, and Father makes up sheets with the propers in them for Sundays with translations - good translations.

For those who may not know: There is the pre-Vatican II Mass, sometimes referred to as the Tridentine, Old Mass, or the Classical Roman Rite. It was relatively untouched for hundreds of years until Vatican 2, which gave birth to the Mass of Paul VI, also referred to as the Mass of Vatican II, the Novus Ordo, Pauline Mass, among others.

The Mass you see in photos on this blog coming out of Assumption Grotto in Detroit, is the same Mass celebrated in Catholic Churches across the United States and the world each Sunday. Parishes need an "Indult", or permission, to celebrate the Old Mass and we do not have that Indult. However, what you are seeing is probably closer to what the Council Fathers expected. Many, including myself, do not believe the council Fathers ever intended for the Mass to end up the way it did, with the many abuses seen today. Those abuses are not a figment of our imagination because Cardinal Arinze - Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship speaks of these abuses on a regular basis. If they were not commonplace, he would not feel a need to address them so frequently.

Hope that answers it. I would love to film it so that I could upload video, but at this time, I do not have the funds to buy a digital movie camera, nor pay anyone to do it. Hopefull, within the next year I can do so.

Mac McLernon said...

Wow, those pictures are pretty awesome! Fantastic job Diane!!

...oh, and Happy New Year!

Diane said...

Thanks Mac. Many more photo posts are forthcoming. I took a bundle of them when Archbishop Raymond L. Burke came in from St. Louis for the Marian Catechist Apostolate - founded by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.