Sunday, February 12, 2012

Old Time Religion

Today, this blogger finally made it to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, where the Traditional Latin Mass is celebrated. In addition to the expected solemnity, an unexpected anti-government homily made it all the more worthwhile. The bulletin even contained this revolutionary statement: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

In the evening, we were off to the demotivationally modern Incarnate Word Lutheran Church for a performance by the local ensemble Voices of some motets of Johann Sebastian Bach. The music was excellent; blessed as we are to share a home with the Eastman School of Music. What pleasantly surprised us was before the performance the loveliness of the vespers service, given that the ecclesial community in question belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; it was almost as dignified as that of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod in which I was raised.

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2 Comments:

Blogger 박태민 마태오 said...

That's awesome that you were able to attend a Traditional Latin Mass. Also nice to see that the Church is finally doing more to stand up for the Truth. I guess it took something as big as this for it to happen. I'm pretty excited as I will be attending the Traditional Latin Mass here in Korea for the second time this Sunday (thanks to your previous blog for the information by the way!)

February 13, 2012 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Procopius said...

Joshua,

Very happy for you. Here in the west side of Chicago I have an embarrassment of liturgical riches between St. John Cantius (www.cantius.org) and St. Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church (www.stvo.org).
Small nitpicks about the website though. The Gregorian liturgy was also the liturgy throughout all of Vatican-II. Also, since Summorum Pontificum, the special permission of the Bishop is no longer ipso facto required to celebrate the rite.

February 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM  

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