September 14, 2007

Feast of the Exhaltation of the Holy Cross

I find the timing of this Feast superb considering this is the period of the High Holy Days and Ramadan. We should be exhalting the symbol of our Faith during this important time of the other major religions of the world.

Today, is also the implementation date for Summorum Pontificum.

In thanksgiving for Summorum Pontificum, I am fasting today.

I found this "Explanation of the Holy Mass in Union with The Passion and Death of Our Divine Lord" pamphlet in the treasury of my St. Andrew Daily Missal. When Ray gave the missal to me it was chock full of old prayers cards.

I pray it will enrich your Mass experience as much as it did mine.

The Priest at Mass.......Christ

Enters the Sanctuary...........Enters Garden of Olives
Begins prayers at the foot of the Altar.....Begins prayer in the Garden
Says the Confiteor........Faints and falls down in agony
Ascends steps and kisses the Altar......Is betrayed by Judas with a kiss
Goes to the book at the Epistle side.....Is led prisoner to Annas
Reads the Introit...........Is falsely accused by Annas
Goes to middle, recites “Kyrie”...Is brought to Caiphas,denied thrice by Peter
Turns to people: “Dominus Vobiscum”.........Looks at Peter and converts him
Goes to book and reads Collects & Epistle......Is led to Pilate
Goes to middle then to Gospel side......Is taken to Herod and mocked
Returns to the middle of the Altar.....Is led back to Pilate

Offertory
Uncovers the chalice...........Is stripped of His garments
Offers the bread and wine...................Is scourged at the pillar
Covers chalice with pall..............Is crowned with thorns
Washes his hands at Epistle side.......Is declared innocent by Pilate
Turns to people: “Orate Fratres”.......Pilate says “Behold the man”
Prays in low voice the secret prayers..........Is mocked and spat upon
Recites Preface & Sanctus-bell rings...............Barabbas is freed

Canon
Makes memento for the living..........Carries cross to Calvary
Continues to pray in low voice.........Meets His Mother & the other pious women
Holds hands over oblation-bell rings..Soldiers take hold of Christ our Lord
Blesses bread and wine with the sign
of the cross five times..................Is nailed to the cross

Consecration
Consecrates the Host adores & elevates it.........Christ is raised on the cross
Consecrates the wine & elevates chalice.....Blood of Christ flows from 5 wounds
Prays in a low voice................Hangs on the cross. Sees His Mother kneeling
Says aloud “Nobis quoque peccatoribus”...............Prays for all mankind
Recites aloud “Pater Noster”............Speaks the seven last words on the cross
Breaks the Sacred Host........Dies on the cross
Drops a particle of Host into the chalice.........Christ’s soul descends into Limbo
Says “Agnus Dei”...Those standing by acknowledge Christ to be the Son of God

Communion
Receives the Body & Blood of Christ......Is laid in the sepulchre
Cleanses the chalice....Christ’s body is anointed in the sepulchre
Arranges the chalice on the Altar again......Rises from the dead
Turns to people: “Dominus Vobiscum”......Appears to His Mother and Disciples
Reads prayers at Epistle side-Post Communion.............Teaches for forty days
Turns to people and says last:
“Dominus Vobiscum”........Bids farewell to His Disciples: ascends into Heaven
Gives the blessing.........Sends the Holy Ghost to His Apostles
Reads the last Gospel.......Apostles preach the Gospel to all Nations

8 Comments:

Blogger Ray from MN said...

That's interesting, Cathy!

I have to save that and when I get around to summarizing the seminar that Father Mitch Pacwa gave at St Helena's last Winter with Scott Hahn's "The Lamb's Supper" book, both of which explain the meanings behind the Mass, this will be an interesting third perspective.

Thanks!

September 14, 2007 5:10 PM  
Blogger Adoro te Devote said...

That's awesome. I'm going to steal that for a document to be used in some way at work. And for personsl reflection.

Is there a source anywhere?

September 14, 2007 10:20 PM  
Blogger Vincenzo said...

You've been Simpsonized (click here)!

( idea from The Crescat and you can make them at http://simpsonizeme.com/.)

September 15, 2007 4:10 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Vincenzo: LOL! Thanks, I'll have to come up with a way to use that. Perhaps, as my personal photo on the blog? LOL!

Adoro: My source is a small prayer card sized fold. It was in my St. Andrew Missal from the 50's. There's no date on the card itself but the publisher was A.J. Eggers Co in Cincinnati. It's getting quite fragile looking with age.

It's possible that same explanation is in some Missals? It's not printed in my St. Andrew

My guess is it was used to teach children-probably junior high and up-the meaning behind the Mass. The prayer cards in my book all belonged to a school girl. Her name is on some of the items.

September 15, 2007 8:39 AM  
Blogger Adoro te Devote said...

I tried the simpsonizer last night and it wouldn't load for me. :-(

September 15, 2007 9:11 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Adoro: Further proof that you are one of a kind. :-)

September 15, 2007 11:21 AM  
Blogger Vincenzo said...

cathy of alex wrote:
"Perhaps, as my personal photo on the blog? LOL!"

I just saw that rofl

adoro wrote:
"I tried the simpsonizer last night and it wouldn't load for me. :-(

Weird. Try another browser?

September 15, 2007 3:50 PM  
Blogger Adoro te Devote said...

vincenzo ~ I tried it again today, it just took a really long time, but once it loaded, it was fine.

I'm going to upload the picture and make it a part of my profile. :-)

September 15, 2007 5:15 PM  

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