Friday, May 14, 2021


 On Ascension Thursday, we celebrated the EF High Mass for the feast at 6 pm. It was splendidly chanted a Capella by two cantors. This is the Latin Rite in its purest Gregorian form. Of course, in our Diocese the Feast is transferred to the 7th Sunday of Easter. So I guess I can say that on Ascension Thursday, we celebrated the External Feast although not really. 

In the Extraordinary Rite, the Paschal Candle is extinguished after the chanting of the Gospel.


Pierre said...

Thanks for sharing this, Father McDonald. In a crazy world it is nice to know the EF is still here.

rcg said...

I think you celebrated on the correct date. The translated Mass is like the stegosaurus that showed up three days late for the ark.

John Nolan said...

A few years ago the E&W bishops bowed to public pressure and restored Ascension to its correct date. One reason would have been to come back into line with the Anglicans, another was that those wishing to attend Mass on the correct day would have had to do so in the old Rite.

After SP their Lordships were quick to get a ruling from Rome that transferred Holy Days would also apply to the EF. However, the Latin Mass Society appealed to the PCED and the decision was reversed.