Thursday, September 6


Tridentine Mass and Lecture at Our Saviour's This Sunday!

For all those in the New York City area, you will be interested to hear there will be a special Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form sponsored by the Society of St. Hugh of Cluny at 5 PM, this Sunday, September 9, at the Church of Our Saviour, 59 Park Avenue, New York City, New York. I hope to be there, in the pews!

This will be followed by a presentation by German novelist Martin Mosebach, the author of The Heresy of Formlessness, who will be introduced by liturgical scholar Fr. Uwe-Michael Lang, author of Turning Towards the Lord. After that, they will entertain discussion and questions regarding the coming Motu Proprio and the Tridentine Liturgy in general.

I have not read Martin Mosebach's book on the Tridentine mass and have heard both praise and constructive criticism concerning it, even among Traditionalists, so I cannot offer comments on his thesis (the details of which are still a bit hazy to me at this point), either pro or con. I am sure it will make for engaging discussion, though.

That being said, I have read Fr. Lang's book and can recommend it with three hearty cheers. At the very least, having the two of them together under one roof, answering questions, will doubtlessly make for a fascinating evening revolving around one of the most critical issues in the Church today, and on top of that, the opportunity to pray a beautiful liturgy sung at the altar of one of my favorite churches in the city.

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