Monday, September 28, 2015
HISTORY MADE IN A HISTORIC WAY AND THE MOST TRADITIONAL WAY AT SAINT JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, MACON, GEORGIA
No one offered any negative feedback. The Mass took about the same amount of time as our Ordinary Form Mass at this time, 12:10 PM.
I prepared for this day since September 14, 2007 when we had our first EF Mass.
In the last three years, we have celebrated the Liturgy of the Eucharist ad orientem and in the last six months we have been distributing Holy Communion to communicants kneeling at the full length of the altar railing.
Last November 2 which fell on a Sunday, we celebrated the All Souls' Mass with our combined choirs singing Faure's Requiem. It was an Ordinary Form Mass, but mostly in Latin.
Several people said the Mass yesterday was beautiful and that this form of the Mass is more reverent.
I would agree. I contend, though, the reverence isn't in the Latin Language, per se, although some might say that; it is in the following:
--quiet Roman Canon
--more bowing and genuflections by the priest
--kneeling for Holy Communion
--chanting the propers
It is also formal, no folksiness and no ad libs or banalities.