KNOXVILLE LATIN MASS COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
MASS THIS SUNDAY (November 26, 2017)
Last Sunday after Pentecost
12:00 noon, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville
St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal page numbers:
Sprinkling Rite: Asperges me (567)
Order of Mass (567)
Kyrie, Gloria, Credo III, Sanctus, Agnus Dei: Mass XI Orbis factor (740)
Preface of the Holy Trinity: Missalette or Campion Missal (598)
Closing Marian Antiphon: Salve Regina (961)
3 pm, St. Joseph the Worker Church, Madisonville
5 pm, Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul, Chattanooga
MASS NEXT SUNDAY (December 3, 2017)
First Sunday of Advent
12:00 noon, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville
8 am, St. Joseph the Worker Church, Madisonville (NEW schedule)
3 pm, St. Therese of Lisieux Church, Cleveland
3 pm, St. Mary Church, Johnson City
LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
THE FOUR LAST THINGS – DEATH, JUDGEMENT, HEAVEN, HELL
The extraordinary-form missal's temporal cycle ends with this last Sunday after Pentecost, and with it our annual liturgical journey through the spiritual history of the world which begins anew each year with the First Sunday of Advent.
Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement (altar wall of the Sistine Chapel)
For this reason, the prayers and readings of today’s Mass turn our attention to the four last things—death, judgement, heaven, hell—and especially to the second coming and final judgment, when Christ will return with power and majesty to judge the living and the dead. This Sunday's Gospel reading is one of the more powerful and memorable readings of the whole Church year at Mass in the extraordinary form (though it along with numerous other “hard” or “judgmental” scriptural readings were deleted from the newer ordinary-form lectionary):
"When you shall see the abomination of desolation . . . . . For as lightning cometh out of the east, and appeareth even to the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. . . . . And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened . . . . . and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven . . . . . and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty . . . . "
And this is the last Sunday—until after the purple of Advent and the white of Christmas and Epiphany—that we will see green on the altar and tabernacle:
MISSAL NOTE FOR TODAY
From the Saint Andrew Daily Missal on the Last Sunday after Pentecost
In one of today’s Divine Office readings, St. Basil says
When the inclination to sin comes upon you, I wish you would think of this dread and awful tribunal of Christ, where He will sit and judge on His throne on high. There every creature will appear, and stand trembling in His presence, and there shall we be led, one by one, to give an account of the actions of our life. And immediately afterwards those who in life have wrought much evil will be surrounded by fearful and hideous angels, who will throw them headlong into a bottomless pit where in impenetrable darkness burns a fire which gives no light; fear those things and pierced by this dread, use it as a bridle to help your soul from being drawn away by concupiscence into sin.
The gate to Hell in Dante’s Inferno
“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”
Commentary on the Last Sunday after Pentecost
The 6-page propers leaflet (here) for this Mass includes almost two pages of patristic commentary on the liturgy for this last Sunday of the Church year—the second coming of Christ preceded by the appearance of the Antichrist and the end of time. Feel free to take a copy with you to contemplate during the week in preparation for the First Sunday of Advent.
NEW SCHEDULE FOR MADISONVILLE LATIN MASS - St. Joseph the Worker Church
Beginning on the First Sunday of Advent -- Every Sunday morning at 8 AM.
CANDLELIGHT RORATE CAELI MASS
6:30 am, Saturday, December 9, 2017
At the Our Lady Altar of Holy Ghost Church
The Rorate Caeli Mass is a traditional Advent devotion in which the Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary for Advent is offered just before dawn, with no lighting other than the candles on the altar. Those who attend can expect to be rewarded with a uniquely beautiful Mass. The Mass takes its title, Rorate Caeli (“Drop down dew, ye heavens”) from the initial Latin words of its Introit, Isaiah 45:8. In the dimly lit setting, priest and faithful prepare to honor the Light of the world, Who is soon to be born, and offer praise to God for the gift of Our Lady. As the Mass proceeds and sunrise approaches, the church becomes progressively brighter, illumined by the sun as our Faith is illumined by Christ.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL LATIN MASS
Knoxville Latin Mass Community (KLMC) expenses in support of Latin liturgy typically average several hundred dollars weekly. This includes a regular KLMC contribution of $200 per week to Holy Ghost Church to support the Latin Mass (and specifically our outstanding sacred music program), plus additional expenses for purchase of Latin Mass materials, stipends for visiting priests, and special occasions.
These expenses are covered solely by donations directly to the KLMC. Please use the special addressed Knoxville Latin Mass Community envelopes, or donate online.
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