Monday, April 16, 2018

LET ME RANT WHEREIN THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM CALENDAR GETS IT RIGHT, ALTHOUGH YOU WOULD THINK IT IS WRONG!

Easter Octave

In the Ordinary Form Calendar, yesterday was the 3rd Sunday of Easter. Seems logical no? There was Easter Sunday, then the Sunday after Easter and then yesterday, the third Sunday of Easter. Of course, in the secular mind this makes perfect sense iF it were a mind not informed by the sacred and how eternity changes our notion of time.

Therefore, the Extraordinary Form of the Mass had yesterday pegged completely and religious true, compared to its Ordinary Form counterfeit, I mean, counterpart. Excuse me.

But Father, what in the Holy Name of God and all that is Holy are you talking about, you might be asking as you scratch your little secular head?

Let me explain.

Even in the Ordinary Form Mass, we have what is called the "Octave of Easter" as does the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.

What does that mean? In the sacred calendar of the Church, with its sacred time, the celebration of Easter Sunday is extended for eight days to encompass two secular Sundays, but it is one day, Easter Sunday for eight days.

Thus the Extraordianry Form calendar acknowledges what is implied. Easter Sunday lasts 8 days but is actually one day extended in time or eternity. Thus the Sunday after the Octave of Easter Sunday is the Second Sunday after Easter, not the erroneous, greviously so, erroneous Third Sunday of Easter. There is Easter Sunday that encompasses two secular Sundays, but in sacred time only Easter Sunday and then after that Octave, the next Sunday is the Second Sunday after Easter.

Ordinary Form calendar, get with it!!!!!!

4 comments:

Henry said...

I don't often have occasion to defend Novus Ordo lingo. But it seems to me that the two Engish language phrases

"3rd Sunday OF Easter" [i.e., of the Easter season]

and

"2nd Sunday AFTER Easter" [i.e., after Easter Sunday]

are grammatically equivalent, hence mean exactly the same thing. In which case, there's no logical or theological reason to prefer one over the other.

Henry said...

Of course, you could argue that we should count Sundays after the Easter octave, not Sundays after Easter Sunday itself.

But the EF calendar doesn't do that either. Thus yesterday (April 15) was officially the EF calendar's 2nd Sunday after Easter [Sunday], although it was the 1st Sunday after the Octave of Easter.

Because Low Sunday--the last day of the Easter Octave--was officially the EF calendar's 1st Sunday after Easter [that is, after Easter Sunday itself].

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

But Henry, o secular Henry' there is only one Easter Sunday although your secular mentality says there are two Sundays. Thus your secularism allows you to concur that yesterday's OF Sunday was the third Sunday of Easter.

But we Catholics know that after the Easter Octave yesterday was, is and will be for ever the Second Sunday of Easter or the Second Sunday after Easter, those two terms synonymous in EF usuage.

Henry said...

"But we Catholics know that after the Easter Octave yesterday was, is and will be for ever the Second Sunday of Easter or the Second Sunday after Easter, those two terms synonymous in EF usuage."

My, my, Fr. McDonald, what a rigid self-absorbed promethean neo-pelagian EF doctor of the law you've become!