Saturday, December 8, 2007

FULL AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION

There has been much to do on Long Island about the celebration of the Tridenting rite since our Holy Father liberated the old mass. Thank you dear Holy Father!

I'm uploading a video from what is perhaps the best example of full and activie participation in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It is taken from the Parish of St. Nicholas of Chardonnet in Paris, France. Ironically, this is an SSPX parish. Yet they are more in conformity with Vatican's II document Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium than most parishes I have ever been to.

This clip is actually 1 of 8. I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE THE TIME TO REALLY DIGEST ALL 8 clips on Youtube. Much of what transpires surpasses the "intellectual" in beauty. If you are a priest, I ESPECIALLY urge you to examine the little details in the eyes of the flock and the anticipation of the very young in all of this sublime beauty.

Since we now have the free use of the extradordinary rite in the Church, we should look upon something like this as a model to be emulated.

video

Beyond this living example though, I would like today to point the reader to an excellent article that a friend of mine has posted on Wordpress about active participation. Please read and feel free to comment.

Here is the link:

http://beholdyourmother.wordpress.com/

1 comment:

NCTradCatholic said...

Sacre bleu! You have done us all a great service by bringing our attention to this. I'm not much of a Youtube fan, and I keep fergittin' that they actually have alot of good stuff. Hopefully this will broaden many people's horizons!