Sunday, December 03, 2006
The Attraction Of the Tridentine Mass
Last week I was blessed to be able to attend the Mass of the ages at the SSPX church in Calgary. Today it was back to my Novus Ordo church. What a difference! There were so many distractions, that I had difficulty keeping my focus.
The mystery and the sacredness of the Latin Mass are very attractive to me, and I felt like I had stepped into another world last Sunday, a world where I was surrounded by reverence and holiness, where the secret to piety is held in the sacred traditions of the Catholic Church.
The empty shell of the Novus Ordo leaves me wanting more. Yes, Jesus is present on the altar, but the holy sacrifice has become a communal meal, and the laity need to be involved in the Mass, to the point of obscuring the role of the priest.
My feet are in the Novus Ordo church because of where I live, but I know where my heart is.