The countdown is on!!!
It is just a day less than three weeks away from the awesome event to occur in liturgical and Church history, happening in my Archdiocese of Toronto: A Solemn Latin Mass to take place with His Eminence present and as the homilist/preacher for the Sermon! I must also say that there is now a poster for this event, produced by St. Patrick`s Gregorian Choir for dismissal. Feel free to distribute, email, etc:
I do hope that you will attend this glorious event that will reach the heavens! Deo Gratias!!!
In the meantime, as I continue to post reminders here on the blog, I've decided I'll try to release some helpful hints and advice for the Latin Mass. I realize that with an event of such note, due to the presence of the Cardinal Archbishop of Toronto, some of you will be attending the Latin Mass for the first time.
You may not be familiar with what to do or say in the Latin Mass, what the "culture/atmosphere" will be like, and it will vary somewhat from your regular Mass in the Ordinary Form/Novus Ordo, and you'd perhaps, like to not look as nervous and out of place, looking for others for cues.
For the Latin Mass when I first started this blog, I did a series of Q and A postings, originally to help people navigate the Mass. The collection can be found above at the top of the blog in the "COLLECTION OF MY LATIN MASS QUESTION AND ANSWER POSTS AND ALTAR SERVING POSTS" tab. However I've also included the hyperlink anyways.
This week, I decided to create a new post, that lists the responses you may/will make during the Latin Mass, and some of the actions and postures you will need to make. While the level of this mass is "Solemn," the most common, large scale level Mass type for Sundays and Major Feast days, I also included the Low Mass, as this is often the daily Mass that is done in the Extraordinary Form, should you venture to a Latin Mass holding parish outside of Sundays/Feast Days.
The post is here: http://torontotlmserving.blogspot.ca/2016/10/basic-q-and-for-latin-mass-part-iv-how.html, and is now added to the collection page.
Enjoy the aids. May they be of use to you as you prepare for this major event.
Pax tibi Christ, Julian Barkin.