According to an “Onion Type” Site called “Eye Of The Tiber” or “EOTT”, The 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time is highlighted, with Fr(Now Bishop) Robert Barron’s new Video Series called “Ordinary.” One commentator remarked “On This Day, Nothing Happened.”
By The Conciliar Version of The Roman Latin Church, in Vatican II Document, Sacrosantum Concillium, even the Church Calendar took a beating & introduced a period called “Ordinary Time”, as a nod to Presbyterian/Reformed Protestants, in this “Ecumenism Craze” from Vatican II onward, eliminating Sundays After Epiphany, Septuagessima & Pentecost as part of instituting the “Reforms” of this Document, it has led to a Decatholization of The Roman Latin Rite. At least in the Tridentine Calendar, one knows one’s seasons. The same is also said for the Calendars of The Catholic Eastern Churches.
Whereas in the New Mass or Novus Ordo Missae, the two parts of The Mass are divided into Liturgy of The Word & Liturgy of The Eucharist, which was 1st introduced into the Roman Missal of 1965. Prior to this in the 1962 Missal, The Mass was broken into “Mass of The Catechumens” & “Mass of The Faithful.” In The Byzantine Rite, a reminder of a period of Pre Vatican II, reads “Liturgy of The Catechumens” & “Liturgy of The Faithful”, in the Divine Liturgies of St. James The Apostle, St. Basil The Great(Bishop, Confessor, Martyr & Doctor of The Church) & St. John Chrysostom. The Primary Mass in the Byzantine Rite of both the Catholic Church & Schismatic Eastern Orthodox Churches, is The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom(Bishop, Confessor & Doctor of The Church).
I was at St. George Ukranian Greek Catholic Church, on the Old Julian Calendar, on the 15th Sunday After Pentecost. For The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Jesus told a Pharisee the Two Greatest Commandments on Loving God, 1st & Foremost followed by Loving One’s Neighbour as Oneself.
Fr Darrosh offered this Mass. He was very clear in his Homily. He asked if we merely profess the Love of God, only with our lips but without true action? For God has done so much for us, we must do more to prove that we Love Him.
I met with three gentlemen after the Divine Liturgy. We all have in common is the Tridentine Latin Mass, usually at Holy Innocents in Midtown Manhattan. We all find common ground in regards to the Novus Ordo Mass that, while it is the modern version of Mass, the Novelties are not our cups of tea. In the Novus Ordo Mass, the Music is Banal at best & horrible at worst. At some Masses, one detects that it is laced with Novelty & could be a “Schutte-Haugen” Bad Music Festival. To those of you who are familiar with former Jesuit Priest, Dan Schutte & Protestant Marty Haugen, one is often enraged by the Banality of their music. Schutte once wrote “Glory To God” to the music of the theme for the cartoon series, “My Little Pony.”