Skip to comments.EWTN to Run TV Series About the Glory of the Latin Mass
Posted on 04/05/2014 10:28:31 AM PDT by marshmallow
EWTN has announced the debut of Extraordinary Faith, a television series showcasing the beauties of Sacred Tradition and the Tridentine Mass.
Episode 1 was filmed at the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano in California, located about one hour south of Los Angeles. Episode 1 includes some background information about the series, as well as an interview with George Sarah, a Hollywood composer who was asked to become president of Una Voce Los Angeles after he organized a number of special high-profile Tridentine Masses in historic churches.
It is George who has alerted me to this. I met him for the first time several years ago on a trip to Los Angeles and have written articles on his music he is an enigmatic figure who is engaging with the contemporary culture constructively. His style has been described as electronic chamber music. He performs with a traditional string trio, but accompanies them on electronic keyboards and drum machines. It has a haunting quality and a modern feel but, and I think it is more than simply the choice of instruments, it has a sense of traditional form about it as well. I wrote about his music in my blog here.
Joy Lanfranchi of Una Voce Orange County discusses the annual Lenten Pilgrimage from St. Michaels [Norbertine] Abbey to the Mission, culminating, not surprisingly, with a Latin Mass. DVD copies of this and every episode of Extraordinary Faith will be available for sale from EWTNs Religious Catalog.
(Excerpt) Read more at thewayofbeauty.org ...
Remember to show some patience and kindness to people who are addicted to the Latin Mass fad.
Can’t wait to see it! We used to live just up the street (Camino Capistrano) and spent many wonderful hours at the old mission. Last year, I went back to visit and saw the beautiful new basilica. Mission SJC will always be one of my favorite places. Thanks for the heads-up.
no average, church attending Christian
It’s the work of the Holy Spirit, ain’t no fad, even if former Jesuits say so.
And very few Christians (church-going or not) read the Latin of the Tridentine Mass (which is the real issue) for the close-to-500 years the Latin was in effect throughout the world. We had missals (our own, not distributed by the parish out of church-funds) which allowed us to follow every Latin word in English (or Spanish or Greek any other language that existed at the time). Imagine.
Btw, many, many Christians did and do read the Bible in its original form and in all the translations it spawned. The King James version didn’t sprout from the brow of Zeus.
Filmed not far from where I grew up.
That Mission is beautiful.
The swallows still return on Saint Joseph’s Day EVERY YEAR.
I remember them when I was a child and they were all;
kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Christe eleison etc.
And unless they've changed, the alter boys began with;
Ad Deum qui latificat ...
Benediction was beautiful with O Salutaris Hostia and I never had a clue what was being said, sung nor why.
And NO ONE asked me if I wanted to be saved .... ever.
And Scripture wasn't written in English, and wasn't written by King James, either.
"Ad Deum qui latificat "
"... juventutem meam". "I will go unto the altar of God, to God who gives joy to my youth" ... Psalm 43:4, look it up.
Remember to show some patience and kindness to people who are addicted to the Latin Mass fad.”
I didn’t realize I was part of a fad for the last 50 years starting as 9 year old altar boy. The beauty and spiritualism of the Tridentine Mass is in astonishing contrast to the boom shakalaka abomination presented today.
Another victim of the 60’s self aggrandizement generation.
Read this book to find out.
1000+ year fad.
Well ...... liturgy is an invention from 1550 as a form of
public worship and the scriptures are The Word of God preceding any liturgy, so why would I want to learn or know about (a) liturgy when the scriptures is what God wants us to study (2 Tim 3:15) ?
No, liturgy is not an invention of the dates you mention.
In the early days of the Catholic Church, the apostles would attend the synagogue on the Sabbath, and then they would have an Eucharistic celebration of the Lord on the Lord’s Day — Sunday.
If you dig into Justin Martyr — you will find the basic outline of the liturgy we celebrate today in the Catholic Church. Who would have ever imagined it?
A good book to read on the history of the early Church.
Read about Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus of Lyons.
Who in Sam Hill told you liturgy was invented in 1550?
Did you forget that Judaism is a liturgical religion with feast days and a yearly calendar and set prayers and ceremonies in a separate liturgical language? Do you think the Apostles just scrapped all that the day after the Resurrection? Did you forget that every single group that broke away from the Catholic Church from the monophysites all the way to the Moravian Brethren in the 1400s had a liturgy?
Not to mention that our earliest extant liturgy dates from the 300s:
And the Didache and Justin Martyr show this custom goes all the way back to Apostolic times.
Well you were a child then. You probably didn’t have a clue of how finances work either. But I’m betting you rectified that situation as you got older.
You’ve got the whole Internet in front of you now and you can easily find out exactly what those prayers say and what they mean.
Is that the one famous for the birds returning mid-March as a reminder that springtime is here?
Many do, for Catholicism spans the entire globe. Check out this chart.
Won’t address the last comment on being saved—zero sum gain.
However, most (and I’m talking 99%) of the old missal was assuredly scripture—Old and New Testaments. The only, tiny section of the missal that wasn’t “scripture” per se was the unchanging format of the Mass which itself was composed of “scripture.” You cited some (Ad Deum qui laetificat, e.g., but nearly everything else in the Mass is likewise taken from “scripture”).
Actually, the only point I can cede here is that the missal isn’t scripture in the order scripture is recorded.