Saturday, July 20, 2019

Halki Seminary

Appealing to Vatican II on Participation?

Anyway, on to this part:

His Beatitude Sviatoslav gave two pieces of advice, which he received as a seminarian from his spiritual father Lubomyr Husar. "These tips have personally helped me a lot. The first thing he said - go to the Divine Services as a meeting. Not as a performance, but as a meeting ... We go to the Liturgy, not only to learn something there, to get some information, but to meet God. Moreover, to meet God Who wants to serve me. For Divine Liturgy is a moment when He descends from Heaven to serve me. Therefore, we call it the Service of God," convinces His Beatitude Sviatoslav.

And the second piece of advice: "Go to a meeting with God with this mood: 'God wants to say something to me, and I have to hear.' Believe me, if you go to the Service of God as to something new and different each time, God will speak to you. For the Lord God speaks. There are no two identical Divine Liturgies," says the spiritual leader of Ukrainians.

"And when you go out of worship, ask yourself: 'What did God say to me today?' You will see that you will come out of such a meeting with a full heart and a special word that God says to you," says His Beatitude Sviatoslav.

Who approaches whom? Just a note I wanted to make for continuing research on the notion of sacrifice.

His Beatitude Sviatoslav advised how to revive the Liturgy
Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav at a meeting with the youth during the national pilgrimage to Zarvanytsia shared his advice on how to enliven the Liturgy.

Orthodox Inculturation

Wednesday, July 17, 2019


One may sigh with some relief that there is some ecclesial sanity in Moscow.

Interfax: Metropolitan Hilarion doesn't consider Moscow "the third Rome" (via Byz, TX)

Sensus Fidei

Is it really helpful to the patriarchate of Rome to have an "International Theological Commission" composed only of Latin theologians?

Anyway, I came across the document by the ITC which I will read more carefully: SENSUS FIDEI IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH* (2014)

The Angelicum

Monday, July 15, 2019

Prelatial Dress of the Franciscans

Ordo Romanus Primus

St Nicholas Orthodox Church, Portland, Oregon


Sacramental Realism?

Taken too far? Too many distinctions?

Dom Alcuin Reid on Liturgical Tradition

CWR: Reflections on authority in liturgy today by Dom Alcuin Reid

Obedience of faith and religious respect for the mystery of the Sacred Liturgy calls us to integrity in all our approaches to the Sacred Liturgy, be we pope, priest, layperson or anywhere in between.

(Colloquium of the Church Music Association of America)

Sunday, July 14, 2019

In Praise of the Tridentine Mass and of Latin, Language of the Church

Fr. Z: BOOK: In Praise of the Tridentine Mass and of Latin, Language of the Church

Latin, Language of the Patriarchate of Rome
Latin, Language of the Latin Churches

Such corrections are still necessary until Latins get away from their narrow pov.