Thursday, 26 March 2020

The Holy Mass until the end of the world

Public Mass Forbidden Everywhere

Public celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is banned just about everywhere due to concerns, real or contrived, about the novel coronavirus. What are Christians to do at this sacred time of year leading to Easter?

Thankfully there are priests live-streaming their Masses and making them available through social media and by other technological means, so Christians can at least unite themselves to the Holy Sacrifice and seek spiritual communion by these means. Recordings of Mass can also be found easily on youtube and other hosting platforms.

Why not make good use of this time that God in His infinite wisdom has provided for us, where we all long to attend Mass and receive Our Blessed Lord, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, in the Holy Eucharist, to deepen our knowledge and understanding of the Holy Sacrifice with the aid of this wonderful book - Ever Ancient, Ever New: Traditional Latin Mass. 

The churches are closed and locked up during Lent. How can we make the Stations of the Cross? Thankfully this very handy little booklet of the Stations carries the most beautiful pictures of each station along with the classic and deeply meritorious prayers of St. Alphonsus.Ligouri.

The beautiful and awe-inspiring Easter Week liturgies celebrated in Holy Mother Church's Roman Rite, before their Bugnini-inspired decimation, are all contained in the book Holy Week: The Complete offices in Latin and English.

Finally, why not sanctify your Lenten prayers and devotions this year by praying The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The official prayers of the Church are far better than any private prayers, being part of the endless round of prayer which the Church, the Bride of Christ, continually raises to the Almighty. The most fundamental and efficacious offering is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, followed by the Divine Office which is recited by priests every day in the breviary.

For those faithful who wish to make use of a great means of sanctification and participate in the liturgical Office of the Church, but are restrained by time and unable to recite the full Office every day, the Church offers The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat!

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