Friday, October 12, 2012

St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral

Светлая Суббота 2012 г. Bright Saturday 2012

I didn't have the opportunity to visit the cathedral when I was in NYC in August, so I am glad to see its interior in the video. A little too westernized, the icons?

Another video
CWR: History’s View of Vatican II by Michael J. Miller (via Insight Scoop)
The who, what, where, when, and why of the Council

The Second Vatican Council: An Unwritten Story by Roberto de Mattei - it is supposed to be published by Loreto? I don't see it in the catalog.

Over at Chiesa:
The Five "Conciliar" Days of the Pope
With six statements on Vatican II, fifty years after its beginning. Followed by a commentary by Pietro De Marco on the "external paradigm" that influences the interpretation and reception of that event

Eastern Catholic Churches Encounter 2012

website - Main West Conference is coming up, November 2-4.

Traditions of the Eastern Catholic Church
Eastern Catholic Theology PART 1 with Fr. Abbot Nicholas of Holy Resurrection Monastery
Part 2
Greek Byzantine Choir - The Beatitudes (Liturgy of St John Chrysostom)

So has the singing of the Beatitudes been restored to the Greek rite?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pope Benedict's Homily at Opening Mass of the Year of Faith

Zenit: Pope Benedict's Homily at Opening Mass of the Year of Faith
"Through Christ, God is the Principal Subject of Evangelization in the World"

Greeting by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
"We Join in the Hope that the Barrier Dividing the Eastern Church and the Western Church Will be Removed" [2012-10-11]

Rome Reports

Bartholomew I recognizes before the Pope the capacity of uniting of the Second Vatican Council

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Teacher of Teachers: Blessed John Henry Newman by Christopher Blum
Byzantine, Texas: The Liturgy in 13th century Constantinople

The chanting is splendid, but are the vestments accurate? I'm not understanding the headgear. I think that is supposed to be the emperor, rather than the bishop? NO barrier or ciborium or altar?

Cultural Identity and Dress: The Case of Late Byzantine Court Costume
The Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute (PAOI)