Sunday, 4 April 2010

Archbishop Sheen Narrates...

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen narrates the Traditional Latin Mass:


The Mass in this clip was filmed on Easter Sunday, 1941, at the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Church of the Servite Order in Chicago. The celebrant was Revd. Fr. J. R. Keane, O.S.M. Deacon and Subdeacon were Revv. Hugh Calkins, O.S.M., and Frank Calkins, O.S.M., respectively. The musical setting of the Ordinary of the Mass, 'The Mass of Christ the King,' was composed by Rev. Edwin V. Hoover. The Schola Cantorum of the Mundelin Seminary, Chicago, under the direction of Revd. Fr. Joseph T. Kush, C.G.M., sang the proper of the Mass.

In the course of his narration, Archbishop Sheen said: “It is a long-established principle of the Church never to completely drop from her public worship any ceremony, object or prayer, which once occupied a place in that worship.” Mind you, that was in 1941. What a difference 70 years makes!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter!

The Irish Dominican said...

Ahhhhh yes!!

Before even the horrible "revisions" of 1955......

Anonymous said...

Would the 1952/55 revisions have had much impact upon the Mass for Easter Day?

Donnelly's Hollow said...

Like the Pope said in his letter to the Catholics of Ireland the programme of Vatican II was often misinterpreted. We need to pick up all the things that the foolish people threw away and treasure them again.

Anonymous said...

What a difference 70 years makes indeed! I can't believe how much has been lost or was it thrown away? Did we really know the value of what we had? The music in the video was magnificent. We dont hear music like that at Mass anymore.

Anonymous said...

really stunning video thank you for posting it. Everyone is in perfect co=ordination.