Saturday, October 31, 2009

All Hallows' Eve, All Hallows and All Souls

The Extraordinary and Ordinary

This weekend I have the privilege to celebrate both forms of the Catholic Mass. The regular or normal form in the vernacular has such a noble simplicity that allows people to enter the mystery of the Most Holy Eucharist with ease and serenity. The Extraordinary Form with its complex form, ethereal ambiance and choreographed glory helps the soul to soar to grand heights of spirituality. Thank God for Pope Benedict XVI who has allowed for the liberal use of the Extraordinary Mass and thus diversity in the Church's liturgical lexicon.