29 April 2009

Bishop Johnson of Springfield, MO at Traditional Mass

The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite was offered at St. Agnes Cathedral as usual at 3 PM yesterday. There was one notable difference, the Most Reverend Bishop James Vann Johnston was in attendance "in choro". This tremendous occasion for the offering of the Extraordinary Form at the Cathedral was a great success that ended with a Q & A session after a talk given by His Excellency.

The choir debuted a number of selections for the occasion:

Entrance: Ecce Sacerdos Magnus

Offertory: Iste Confessor

Communion: Concordi Laetitia & Haec Dies

Recessional: Christus Vincit

At the reception that followed, His Excellency was presented with a work of the Holy Father and a 1962 Daily Missal. We pray that His Excellency will return and visit with us again soon.

Update: If half of those that have visited this story would pray that the time for the celebration of the Extraordinary Form change from its 3 PM time spot to a more prominent spot certainly there would be saints taking note! Please include this intention in your rosary!


Long-Skirts said...

"Entrance: Ecce Sacerdos Magnus"

Very good to see...


Who held the Fort
Till the Calvary came
Fighting for all
In His Holy Name?

Who fed the sheep
As the pastures burned dry
A few Good Shepherds
Heeding their cry?

Who led the charge
‘Gainst heresy’s Huns
Defending the degreed
To His lowliest ones?

Who battened down
The hatch of the barque
To warm cold souls
From shivering-seas dark?

“Who?” mocks Satan
Delighting in doubt
Fills you with questions,
Never lets you find out.

“Hoc est enum
Corpus meum…
…and for many…” who kept
The dead words – Te Deum!

Michael Kramer said...

LOL whats that? It's obviously not the Ecc Sacerdos we used.