Thursday, July 13, 2006

Tridentine versus Novus Ordo

After long and careful deliberation, I think I've come to the conclusion that I prefer the Tridentine rite. I snapped the following photos to illustrate my reasoning.


A modern-day missalette from my local parish.


The inside cover of the modern missalette. Charming.


Cover of 1934 My Sunday Missal


The inside cover.

Arf. It's all about the Tridentine, baby.

With a modicum of affection,
~ Geoff

14 comments:

John Michael Talbot said...

PULLLLEEEEZE!!!!!!!! I took a look, and I was inspired by the Misalette. I was not inspired, but horrified to think of all those bleeding and gutted seals, their severed voiceboxes still shrieking in pain. Notice also the front cover of the old misal says "Explained" under the title. Meanwhile, the misalette needs no explanation, for it is inspiration, and the spirit(?) moves you where it wills.

Fezzick said...

Oh yeah. I don't neccesarily prefer the rite, but your reasoning makes sense to my mind.

healthily sanguine said...

I like Tridentine Masses because of all the cute boys who go to them. Cute boys, praying, Latin...how can you go wrong?

bakerstreetrider said...

I like it when opium gets in the incense.

Just kidding.

Geoff said...

In some religions, opium is the incense. Like, mannnn...

Geoff said...

And Sanguine, I can't believe you said that! :)

Fred Fornello said...

Veritatem perhibet artum.

bakerstreetrider said...

*Sings* Come smoke a little herb with me, yeah come smoke a little herb with me...

Perhaps your next post, Geoff, should convince us to all become Rastafarians.

Geoff said...

I would, but it would be far too convincing and far too scandalous to some. And dat not be jammin', mon. When de rasta mon tell you he killed off 6 roaches de day before, he not be talkin' 'bout de beetley-bugs.

Fred Fornello said...

I meant to say: veritatem perhibet ars. That's more like it!

Geoff said...
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Geoff said...

JMT: Look, if you club a seal correctly, there aren't any shrieks of pain. And you can't gut ALL of the seals. The Inuit need some of them intact, so they can inflate them and use them as drag buoys for harpooned whales.

Geoff said...
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Geoff said...

I'm sorry. I can't let the missalette comment go unscathed, either.

The front cover of the missal does, indeed, say, "Explained." This is because it examines the holy sacrifice of the Mass a little more closely than songs like "Totus Salus," "God Is Open-Minded" and "We Are The Majority of 'Catholics' Who Don't Believe In The Real Presence" by Erich Lauwarm. Most people use the newer Missalette merely as a scripture lectionary with which one may read along, instead of "praying the Mass," as Pius XI said we ought.

Scripture, as you know, does need explanation through the teaching authority of the Church. Unfortunately, some Church "leaders" were/are derelict in their duties and have relinquished the reins of their teaching role to revolutionary whackjobs whose one core belief happens to be "Jesus Is Just All Right." When that happens, you get missalettes with art that speaks about truth. Unfortunately, the only truth it speaks is: "LSD is really quite inimical to one's mental health." One also achieves a "Church Community" whose component units are ignorant of Church teachings. They also have a nasty habit of extolling unity and faith while simultaneously possessing no articles of faith in which they can be united! The same also tend to blurt out convoluted assortments of consonant and vowel sounds that come out sounding like "Social justice," a shinypretty phrase that has absolutely no basis in metaphysics or in practical application! These circumstances rather perturb me.

To conclude my ramble, when one is guided by emotions and no ecclesial authority, you never know what heterodoxies you will spell out when a 'spirit' moves you. Oui? Ja.