Tag Archives: Tridentine

Solemn High Nuptial Mass: Procession and Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

[ Chanted by the choir, ♪ Atténde Dómine ♪ ] [ The Clergy process in. ] [ The Organist plays ♪ Canon in D Major ♪ ] [ people sit ] [ The Mother of the Bride processes in. ] [ The Parents of the Groom enter. ] [ Jr. Bridesmaid and Jr. Groomsman enter.… Read More »

Catholic Mass Facing East vs Facing the People

Many ancient cultures believed east to be the direction of new life… ..several temples and monuments were built to face the rising sun Jewish tradition also revered the cardinal direction. Man’s first home, Eden, was situated in the east. The tents used by the tribe of Judah during the desert wanderings were oriented eastward as… Read More »

Pittsburgh’s Heart Still Beats Catholic – SSPX Renovates Historic St James

Pittsburgh is a city rooted in tradition. Settled before the American Revolution, it has played an integral part in our nation’s history. From the military battles that defined the area, to its melting pot of immigrant workers, Pittsburgh’s heart has always been Catholic. The first Mass was celebrated in 1749 by a chaplain with an… Read More »