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Sunday, December 10, 2006
Video: Tridentine Missa Cantata
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This is video of a Missa Cantata, a Tridentine Mass. This is a rather beautiful Mass. Notice the reverence. Notice how the altar servers actually are dressed appropriately and act like they care and understand the Mass! They care and aren't worried about talking or kicking each other. They care! Notice how the people all cross themselves at the beginning when the procession begins to pass by them. I still do this and wish other people would do the same.

This is a Mass from the parish of St. Nicholas in Paris, France in 2006. The history of this church can be found at Seeking the Beatific Vision.

23 comments:

del_button December 10, 2006 at 11:45 AM
Anonymous said...

I believe you mean invalid. It's certainly illicit to attend an SSPX mass but the mass is still valid.

del_button December 10, 2006 at 7:09 PM
Anonymous said...

Hello. What is the difference between the Eastern Rite Catholics and Roman Catholics, if any? Would it matter if I "became" an Eastern Rite Catholic?

Thanks.

del_button December 11, 2006 at 6:19 AM
Anonymous said...

I can't see the video :(

And I will start crossing myself when the procession goes by. I have never seen anyone do that. I do bow a little bit but no one else seems to care it goes by.

del_button December 11, 2006 at 6:27 AM
Moneybags said...

Anonymous, the difference is in the way the Mass is celebrated. For example, Mass in the Byzantine Catholic Church is very different from the Roman Catholic Mass, however, both are still truly valid Masses. If you became an Eastern Catholic, you would still be Catholic.

Jennifer, try this link to see the video:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1872714663680800365

del_button December 11, 2006 at 11:57 PM
Anonymous said...

Is it just me or did that altar boy look like he was about to tip that candle over in the procession? lol. Anyway, I wish we had the kind of reverance at every mass. It is this kind of reverance that brings people to a desire to come closer to Christ and want to know Who He is. God Bless!

del_button December 11, 2006 at 11:58 PM
Anonymous said...

Is it just me or did that altar boy look like he was about to tip that candle over in the procession? lol. Anyway, I wish we had the kind of reverance at every mass. It is this kind of reverance that brings people to a desire to come closer to Christ and want to know Who He is. God Bless!

del_button December 12, 2006 at 1:47 AM
Anonymous said...

Hey, so it's all right to attend any of the SSPX masses? Because in Asia, I believe, it seems quite popular! I've met online many local bloggers who are Traditionalist Catholics and they seem to support the SSPX movements.

I'm from Singapore btw!

del_button December 12, 2006 at 1:48 AM
Anonymous said...

Hey, so it's all right to attend any of the SSPX masses? Because in Asia, I believe, it seems quite popular! I've met online many local bloggers who are Traditionalist Catholics and they seem to support the SSPX movements.

I'm from Singapore btw!

del_button December 12, 2006 at 4:48 AM
Anonymous said...

Anonymous, Cardinal Hoyos of Ecclesia Dei has mentioned that it is alright to attend the SSPX Masses; their sacraments are indeed valid. I wonder what you mean by "Traditionalist Catholics... seem to support the SSPX movement"? Are you refering to Catholics who frequent the Society or Mainstream Catholics who remain 'traditional'? Because there should not be a case whereby Catholics- who are not parishioners of the Society- support the entire SSPX movement, it's ideas. I call myself a traditional Catholic and sympatize with the Society (http://deo-juvante.blogspot.com/2006/10/open-letter-will-pending-indult-split.html) I do not support the entire movement. They may have some valid arguments (some of which I agree on) but take for example, their setting up of a parallel marriage annulment tribunal; how can one be in the Church but not working separately from the Church? Back to your question on attending Masses at the Society, although you may, there are some who would argue that you might put yourself in danger- risk of getting 'brainwashed'. I believe that if one ones to attend he should do so by all means but with discernment and prudence.

Your fellow S'porean Br. in Christ

del_button December 12, 2006 at 4:52 AM
Anonymous said...

"how can one be in the Church but not working separately from the Church?"

I wish to make a correction, it should read, "how can one claim to be in the Church but working separately from the Church?" [Note: 'not' is removed]

del_button December 12, 2006 at 9:40 AM
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del_button December 13, 2006 at 7:33 AM
Anonymous said...

I've been going through quite a number of Catholic blogs late, and here are some bloggers that support or are involved in the SSPX.

http://sspxsg.blogspot.com/
(Unofficial SSPXAsia blog for the district Singapore)
http://rachelanne25.blogspot.com/
(Singapore, member of SSPXAsia)
http://www.kennyignatiusaugustine.blogspot.com/
(Singapore, member of SSPXAsia)
http://www.beatificvision.blogspot.com/
(Malaysia, member of SSPXAsia)

del_button December 13, 2006 at 8:39 PM
Anonymous said...

Yes, I happen to know two of them personally.

del_button December 13, 2006 at 11:39 PM
Anonymous said...

I have heard before that it would not constitute fulfilling your requirement for Sunday to go to an SSPX Mass---I am not 100% sure about that, but I strongly urge people not to go to their masses. Try to find the Latin Mass at a parish that is still in full communion with the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. By going to an SSPX mass (even if only for the intention wanting the Latin Mass) you are supporting that schism made. Even if their intentions are good, their actions are very wrong. I understand the frustration, but please, breaking off and forming your own movement is a wrong solution.

del_button December 26, 2006 at 10:40 AM
atw said...

What is really interesting is the history of the church the Mass is being offered in. SSPX actually expelled the Novus Ordo priest from there in the 70's, and has "occupied" the Church since then. The government has made several declarations that SSPX should be expelled from their, but has yet to act on it. It is a beautiful church, fitting the Roman Rite Mass to be celebrated there.

I pray that the schism with SSPX is healed, and they are brought back into the Catholic fold, and bring with it the riches nearly lost over the past 40 years within the Catholic Church.

del_button August 7, 2007 at 3:18 PM
Anonymous said...

Is it ok to attend a SSPX mass?

del_button August 7, 2007 at 7:40 PM
Seminarian Matthew said...

Yes unless you go to a SSPX Mass solely with the intention of acting in a spirit of division.

Masses by the SSPX are valid Masses with authentic Sacraments.

del_button September 3, 2007 at 8:47 PM
Anonymous said...

hey it is alrite to attend the sspx mass its still valid because they do it in latin

del_button September 15, 2007 at 10:26 AM
Fr. Gregory said...

Dear in Christ seminarian Matthew,

May Christ through the intercession of His all pure Mother nurture your vocation along the many paths that will be yours. May you one day be blessed to serve Him as a faithful and holy Priest of Jesus Christ.

In Christ

Fr. Gregory

del_button September 25, 2007 at 6:17 PM
Anonymous said...

How come others say that SSPX is non in full communion while they are in line of the Catholic Church, maintaining the true faith and continuing the beautiful ceremonies of the church. It is a common sense that the SSPX never separated from the Catholic Church contrary to the new teachings which promote practices that are doubtful or not Catholic at all. Will you allow yourself to practice non-catholic practices? May God enlighten the minds and hearts of those who truly search for the truth..

del_button September 25, 2007 at 6:25 PM
Anonymous said...

Correction: How come others say that SSPX is NOT in full communion wile they are in line of the Catholic Church...

del_button September 25, 2007 at 11:32 PM
Anonymous said...

I am a seminarian too, Matthew. I'll pray for you. Hope that you'll be hard as a stone like St. Lucy when she was asked to renounce her faith. My point here is that you should never ever compromise your faith. You cannot serve two masters at the same time.Keep the true faith esp. in this time of crisis. St. Athanasius says: "They will have the buildings but I will have the true faith". Obedience to God first then to man. To become a priest is to be another Christ--to sacrifice oneself for the salvation of souls for His honour and glory. Remember that there's no servant who is greater than his master-- the road to Christ is a thorny one. Good luck and God Bless You. May you be truthful in His service and if so He will truly lead you to the right path...

del_button September 26, 2007 at 10:45 PM
Anonymous said...

Very interesting discussion! Why some condemn the SSPX as schism? What have they done wrong? They've never been seperated ever since... It's just like a matter that someone would tell me to adore Buddha or Allah or any other false gods and I wouldn't. Would that make me schismatic? There's only one God and that's a basic catechism of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Remember the saints never adore the false gods... If you want to follow the steps of our divine Lord Jesus Christ, well do the right thing with courage and have the true faith. Think!

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