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
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
REPORT: Rorate Masses at Holy Innocents (2017)
CHURCH OF THE HOLY
REPORT: RORATE MASSES AT HOLY INNOCENTS 2017
Innocents has scheduled 10 traditional Rorate
Masses (all at 6AM) this Advent (2017). 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 Mass, right?
of the faithful parishioners
at Holy Innocents (and some of their friends) have made the sacrifice to attend
several (some have the intention to attend all) of the Rorate Masses – an excellent and very Catholic way to prepare for
we have had two (2) Rorate Masses and
still have eight (8) more to go.
attendance for the Rorate Masses has
been as follows:
Dec. 4 at 6AM – Sung Mass; 45 people.
Dec. 5 at 6AM – Sung Mass; 43 people.
those considering attending any of the eight (8) remaining Rorate Masses, below are theremaining days on
which the Rorate Mass will be
·Wednesday, December 6 at 6AM
·Thursday, December 7 at 6AM
·Saturday, December 9 at 6AM
·Monday, December 11 at 6AM
·Wednesday, December 13 at 6AM
·Thursday, December 14 at 6AM
·Friday, December 15 at 6AM
·Saturday, December 16 at 6AM
Below are some photos of the beautiful and inspiring Rorate Masses: