Saturday, January 26, 2008

"This is the most Solemn Mass I have ever attended:" TLM at the Cathedral of Cubao


On January 26, 2008 at 4 am, the first Traditional Latin Mass or Tridentine Mass was offered and celebrated in the cathedral, that is the seat, of the bishop of Cubao, Most Rev. Honesto Ongtiongco, in honor of the pilgrim relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was offered and celebrated by Fr. Michell Joe Zerrudo, parish priest of the Lord of the Divine Mercy.

Many who assisted where unfamiliar with Latin and the extraordinary form yet they were able to comprehend and capture the honor, the dignity, and great sense of the sacred and mystery that they, without any instructions, showed their reverence to this great holy sacrifice of our Lord being made present...unfolding right before their eyes: "...ngayon lang ako naka attend ng ganitong ka-solemn na Missa" (translation: this is the most solemn Mass I have ever attended) said one who assisted. It was very solemn and beautiful indeed.

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