“NO”

This spelling has two meanings. One of them is the negative answer which means “No, we’re going to watch CBC News-The National”, which is even more negative about POTUS 45 Donald J. Trump than CNN & MS13NBC. CBC is Canada’s State Run Broadcaster.Then, the other meaning is NO as in what is called in the Roman/Latin Rite of The Catholic Church, the Novus Ordo Missae(Mass). It is a Liturgical Form which is pleasing to Lutherans, Anglicans, Methodists & Oh So Liberal Catholics of the “Go With The Flow of The Gowanus Canal” Variety.

It is the Liturgical Form of Liturgy which turns stomachs amongst Traditional Catholics. It has its’ own music for which one may end up in queues at various Vomiteria, requiring Peptic Bismuth Dosages to calm one’s digestive track after ANY Song written by Marty Haugen or Former St. Louis Jesuit, Dan Schutte is played. Homilies are preached where Sin is a proverbial “Four Letter Word.”

For a woman most often identified by the monicker of “My Most Dear Friend”, she could take absolutely no more of this. She once sent me a series of You Tube Videos of “Bread Songs” of the “Schutte-Haugen” Variety, describing just how disgusted she is with this Utter Treacle. One “Hymn”, called “Anthem”, which she called “That Horror Of Horrors, Anthem”, she described it as “Vomit, Barf, Puke, S–t, Gross, Sick, Stupid & Pathetic.” When I told her that the Music might be a problem, it would be 5 Years before a Serious Tactical Problem & Threat to her Catholic Faith would stir up.

The Wrong “Rite”:

In what Noted Catholic Attorney & Native New Yorker Christopher Ferrara would call “Novus Ordo Land”, is the Banal(Pronounced Bahnahl) Liturgy of the Novus Ordo Mass, with emphasis on Man instead of God(The Adoration of The Blessed Trinity). The Offertory of the Novus Ordo Mass is no more than a Passover Table Prayer instead of Prayer Anticipating the Sacrifice of Calvary.

My Most Dear Friend had gone, in December of 2015, to Holy Innocents RC Church on West 37th Street in Midtown West for her 1st Ever Tridentine Latin Mass. She was a Convert who had originally come from Greek Orthodoxy, where the Powerful Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, is the Primary Liturgy of Eastern Orthodoxy & the Byzantine Rite of One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church. She pointed out the Similarities between The Tridentine Latin Mass & Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. As a veteran of both the TLM & the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom(Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor of The Church, Patron Saint of Preachers), The Priest in both Liturgies, faces Ad Orientem, that is, East Towards Jerusalem, the Direction from where Christ will Return at The End of Time). In both Liturgies, the Priest Prays his Eucharistic Prayer before he receives both Body & Blood of Christ. The Congregation prays this before reception of Holy Communion. In the Tridentine Latin Mass, one receives while kneeling at an Altar Rail(Which is What I did in May, 1962), and receives on the tongue. In the Byzantine Rite, particularly in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, one stands before the Priest or Bishop, with hands at one side, one will identify oneself to Priest or Bishop. One will open one’s mouth so the Priest or Bishop can place both the Body & Blood of Christ into one’s mouth from the Gold Plated Holy Communion Spoon.

It was on the morning after My Friend’s 1st Traditional Catholic Mass, when she made the cogent observation that the Novus Ordo Mass looks like a Methodist Wedding Service. She was rather upset about the Novus Ordo Mass, which she stopped attending on a daily basis for awhile. The TLM, for her, was a Wakeup call.

Almost 5 Years later, her aunt died. My Most Dear Friend went to, in the Greek Orthodox Church, The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. I received an email from her. She told me that she was leaving The Catholic Church to return to the Greek Orthodox Church. It was a Liturgical Matter that prompted this switch. Also, she is No Fan of Pope Francis I(AKA Jorge Mario Bergoglio, whose Theology & Beliefs are, at the very least, Materially Heretical).

She does understand the Role of The Priest, acting “In Persona Christi” as an “Alter Christus”, in the offering of The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass, but it struck her that the Priest faces the People, turning his back on the Tabernacle, where the Body of Christ is reserved. So it was about two & one half years ago when she asked me the question, “Why does The Priest, turn his back away from God.” I explained this in regards to the the change in Liturgy, was for Ecumenical Considerations & that 6 Protestant Ministers were collaborating with Fr Annibale Bugnini in creating this Mass from Scratch. My Most Dear Friend was thoroughly enraged. She was enraged once before at an Interfaith Service. She asked me “Why were heretics preaching from the Pulpits in a Catholic Church.”

After contacting me by email to tell me that she was going back to the Greek Orthodox Faith of her childhood, I responded with a schedule for the Tridentine Latin Mass at Troy, NY in the RC Diocese of Albany, NY. She contacted the Parish & went there for The TLM & loved it. Her battle cry is “I’m Done With The Novus Ordo.”

“The Right Rite”:

She went over weeks to the TLM, then went to a Memorial Liturgy in her aunt’s and mom’s Greek Orthodox Parish Church(Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom was offered).

She asked me for a list of Catholic Churches where the Novus Ordo Missae is NOT offered in Queens. My Friend inquired about the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Parishes of Byzantine Rite, where the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is offered.

I then informed My Most Dear Friend of Code of Canons for the Eastern Churches(Ecclesiam Orientem), in that by coming into One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church, that she did not leave the Rite of Constantinople, as it stays with her. She is now going to a Ukrainian Catholic Church in Watervliet in the Albany Area. This parish is under the Jurisdiction of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford, CT, which covers 54 Parishes in both New England & New York. 36 of the 54 Parishes are in New York State. In Queens, a Parish in Fresh Meadows, on Underhill Avenue just a block away from Utopia Parkway, is where My Friend will go to for Mass.

There is a saying from the Queens TLM Group which was coined. It was quite simple and spoke volumes about the Crisis in The Catholic Church. The Phrase:

“No NO!” Many Catholics of Roman Rite fell away from The Faith. The Novus Ordo Missae was written, minus much of what made Mass a Sacrifice. The Tridentine Latin Mass does present the Unbloody Re-Presentation of the Sacrifice of Christ on Mt Calvary, as a Propitiary Sacrifice for the Forgiveness of Sins. The NO or Novus Ordo Missae does not.

No NO!

M

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