Friday, March 22, 2013

Time for a new modem?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Picky, Picky

I am.

What did Patriarch Bartholomew think of the quality of the chanting? Having the Gospel sung only in Greek was a notable gesture, but if this was to be done, should it not have been done well? It did not sound that good to me. Maybe the quality was affected by the acoustics of the outdoor setting.
Rome Reports: Patriarch Bartholomew invites Pope to Jerusalem to celebrate historic anniversary

Ecumenical Patriarch Asks Pope to Meet Next Year in Holy Land

I have read on FB that the offer has been accepted, but I have not seen confirmation from a reputable news source.

Ecumenical Spring With the Russian Orthodox Church?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mospat: Delegation of Moscow Patriarchate arrives in Rome

Inaugural Mass of the Pontificate

Via the FB page for St. Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church: "A Divine Liturgy at the tomb of St. Peter in Rome celebrated by Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk to mark the beginning of the Great Fast."

A FB page for the Archbishop.

Greek Patriarch to Attend Papal Inaugural Mass for First Time Since 1054

"The Greek Orthodox patriarch will be accompanied by Ioannis Zizioulas, Metropolitan of Pergamon and co-president of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic and the Orthodox Churches. Also part of the delegation will be Tarassios, Orthodox Metropolitan of Argentina, and Gennadios, Orthodox Metropolitan of Italy."

Monday, March 18, 2013

Techniques of Icon and Wall Painting by Aidan Hart

May be somewhat difficult to obtain through Amazon US (there are some copies available) but it can also be purchased through Liturgy Training Publications in the U.S.

The Lynchpin of High Scholasticism: Hugh of St. Cher by Donald S. Prudlo

EWTN: Mass For The Inauguration Of The Pontificate Of Francis

Mass For The Inauguration Of The Pontificate Of Pope Francis
Tues. Mar. 19 at 3:30 AM ET, 6 PM ET, 12 PM ET
A Mass of Inauguration for the 266th Successor to St. Peter, Pope Francis.

The Brethren