So our Mass goes back, without essential change, to the age when it first developed out of the oldest liturgy of all. It is still redolent of that liturgy, of the days when Cæsar ruled the world and thought he could stamp out the faith of Christ, when our fathers met together before dawn and sang a hymn to Christ as to a God. The final result of our enquiry is that, in spite of unsolved problems, in spite of later changes, there is not in Christendom another rite so venerable as ours. ~Fortescue
Innocents scheduled 10 traditional Rorate
Masses (9 at 6AM and 1 at 5AM) this Advent (2016). It may seem a bit “ambitious”
because, you might ask, who in his/her
right mind will want to get up at around 4AM in the morning and travel some
distance to attend the 6AM Rorate
of the faithful parishioners at
Holy Innocents (and some of their friends) have made the sacrifice to attend
several (some have attended all) of the Rorate
Masses – an excellent way to prepare during Advent!
attendance for the Rorate Masses has
been as follows:
Nov. 28 at 6AM – Sung Mass; 30 people.
Nov. 29 at 6AM – Sung Mass; 35 people.
Dec. 1 at 6AM – Sung Mass; 45 people.
Dec. 3 at 5AM – Sung Mass; 70+ people.
Dec. 5 at 6AM – Sung Mass; 34 people.
Dec. 6 at 6AM – Low Mass; 31 people.
Dec. 7 at 6AM – Sung Mass; 39 people.
we have had seven Rorate Masses and still
have three more to go. For those considering attending any of the three (3) remaining
Rorate Masses, below are theremaining days on which the Rorate
Mass will be offered:
·Saturday, December 10 at 6AM
·Tuesday, December 13 at 6AM
·Thursday, December 15 at 6AM
Below, please see some of the beautiful photos taken during
several of these beautiful and inspiring Rorate
Rorate Mass -- Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 -- Photos taken by Ms. Diana Yuan
Rorate Mass - Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 -- Photos taken by Mr. Arrys Ortañez
Rorate Mass, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 - Photos taken by Ms. Diana Yuan