Tuesday 20 December 2011

Epiphany of the LORD - Missa Cantata

On Friday, January 6, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. a Missa Cantata will be celebrated for the Epiphany of the Lord of the Lord at St. Lawrence the Martyr Scarborough. The church is on the north side of Lawrence Avenue just west of Kennedy Road.

Thursday 15 December 2011

Divinum Officium and Daily Missa

The internet has brought many resources to those interested in the Liturgy of the Church in all its Forms.

Here is a website which has the daily Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 and even the Divine Office from the ancient Monastic, to Trent to the Rubrics and New Calendar of 1962.

What an enormous work and to give due credit to the founder, let us read from their page.

This website was created and designed by the late Laszlo Kiss. Mr. Kiss, longtime resident of Forrest Lake, Illinois, died suddenly at his home on Monday, 11 July 2011, shortly after returning from a walk with his wife Marta. He was three days shy of his 73rd birthday. Mr. Kiss was born in Budapest, Hungary, on 14 July 1938, and married Marta Noske on 31 January 1968. He worked in Budapest as a computer engineer until emigrating to the United States of America in 1982. In 1983, he developed "Image," one of the first computer-controlled manufacturing systems in the world (still in use to this day). He retired in 2000, and, among other things, selflessly devoted hundreds of hours to creating the website divinumofficium.com, which provides free access to many different versions of the Divine Office (or breviary), the traditional daily prayer book of the Roman Catholic Church. His funeral was held at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Volo, Illinois, on the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (16 July). Mr. Kiss is survived by three brothers in Hungary, and in the States by his loving wife Marta (of forty-three years), their two sons Zoltan and Chaba, and their two grandchildren Sophie and Ryan.
On Monday, August 15, 2011, the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady, The Divinum Officium Project was founded, with the permission of Laszlo's son Chaba, to preserve and further Laszlo's work and to promote the worship of the Triune God through the Divine Office. Currently, The Divinum Officium Project consists of a diocesan priest as well as three software developers who maintain the site and ensure its accuracy.
May Mr. Kiss rest in peace.

Monday 5 December 2011

Rorate Mass in Kinkora!

In the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, December 17, 2011, a Rorate Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kinkora, Ontario. Kinkora is about 20km northwest of Stratford in the Diocese of London. The Mass will beging at 5:30AM and end just before dawn. Following this holy liturgy a "pot-luck" breakfast will be held.

The "Rorate Mass," so called because it begins with the words "Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant iustum..." (Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the Just One...), is a votive Mass offered within the season of Advent in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Celebrated by candlelight, and traditionally held before dawn, this beautiful liturgy is esteemed particularly as part of the patrimony of the German and Polish-speaking peoples. Diane M. Korzeniewski, OCDS, publisher of the blog Te Deum Laudamus, has an informative article on her blog about the Rorate Mass celebrated at Assumption Grotto in Detroit.