Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Nobody but....who?

Father Jerry Orbos, SVD shared this story in his Philippine Daily Inquirer column last December 12, 2009

THE story is told about a priest who, wanting to be “in” with the youth, started the Mass by saying, “The Lord be with you… nobody, nobody but you!” In no time, he had the whole congregation singing and dancing to the popular song “Nobody, nobody but you!”

Is this what we have all for the sake of active participation and inculturation? Something must be wrong!

Is that a Catholic Altar?

No it is not. It is Lutheran. Quite surprisingly. this Lutheran altar looks more Catholic than those in many catholic churches...tables where the priest and the people can talk yada yada during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass...."The Lord be with you...nobody nobody but you!"

And yes, this Lutheran altar faces the liturgical east.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

2010 Easter Triduum Liturgy

The Ecclesia Dei Society of St. Joseph will celebrate the Easter Triduum Liturgy according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite for the Holy Week of 2010. The schedule is as follows:

Maundy Thursday - 10:00 AM
Good Friday - 10:00 AM
Easter Vigil - 12:00 Midnight

Monday, March 01, 2010

2010 Lenten Images Exhibit

The 2010 Lenten images exhibit by the members of the Hermandad de la Sagrada Pasion was inaugurated last Friday, February 26, 2010 at Clamshell One, Intramuros, Manila. Among the highlights of the first day of exhibit was the opening Solemn Mass celebrated by Rev. Father Rommel Rubia, O.A.R., the blessing of the images and the Way of the Cross. Following the customs inherited from Spain, servers acting as acolytes wore tunicles and a band preceeded the procession. The exhibit will run until Sunday, March 14, 2010. Culminating activities will be the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and a grand procession at 4pm.

Benedictine-style altar arrangement

Tunicled acolytes preparing

Tunicled acolytes in procession