the first liturgical reform

By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 21, 2007

From today's 1st reading (Acts 6:7), with emphasis added:

The word of God continued to spread, and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem increased greatly;even a large group of priests were becoming obedient to the faith.

Even priests. (Well, a large group of them, anyway.) So you see, it can happen.

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  • Posted by: - Apr. 23, 2007 12:50 PM ET USA

    I got the joke. But the logic of the "joke" was flawed as the Levites had it right. I'll try to clarify... The point was NOT that the Levite priests were NOT faithful. While, they had to convert to follow naturally the Messiah into Christianity, they had been faithful in the truth of traditon. The Levites had the Tradition. The two are dissimilar. Today, pro multis, are disconnected, and need to "become obedient" and other more radicals simply need to join or not (a large group of them anyway).

  • Posted by: - Apr. 23, 2007 11:59 AM ET USA

    Gil, come to Annunciation in Houston;orthodox archbishop, great pastor;Tridentine Mass; full Novus Ordo in English & Latin.I assist at the Novus Ordo in Latin so I don't have to deal with the ICEL translations.Sunday we heard of evil, hell & the duty to feed each other with the truth.I am truly blessed and all who seek orthodox Catholic liturgy are welcome.I pray for our priests and bishops every night;those who are faithful and those who arent-thru Mary's intercession all may be saved by Christ

  • Posted by: - Apr. 22, 2007 12:22 AM ET USA

    To the 30 year priest, First of all, thank you for being a faithful priest. You will be rewarded for taking your responsibilities seriously.The problem was, the USA Bishops and priests made up their own "Spirit of Vatican II"; Implementation was a disaster..Pope John XXIII asked for everyone to pray for the "Success of Vatican II". In the USA they made-up things like the "Tabernacle" must be moved from the center of The Church,in the Spirit of Vatican II, that was a blatant lie. Who prayed?

  • Posted by: - Apr. 21, 2007 3:22 PM ET USA

    Maybe some day we can get the bishops to remember they are priests first and they will be obedient to Canon Law to the fullest. First thing they should do is ban all the "Catholic" politicos who are pro choice(DEATH) fro Holy Communion. The horrid example they let these politicos give our young, is devaststing!

  • Posted by: - Apr. 21, 2007 2:57 PM ET USA

    I think anyone who doesn't get the joke here must be at least a potential liturgist - you what I mean, "The Men Who Know No Songs," for whom poetry and wit are dead things. The men who live only for the prosaic, the literal and the linear. I doubt if I'm liturgist material - I smiled. Peccavine?

  • Posted by: - Apr. 21, 2007 2:38 PM ET USA

    C'mon, depeccatoradvitam, Diogenes knows that. He's making a joke. A bitter one, but a joke. And 30 year priest, let me know where your parish is, so I can consider moving there. I assume you are not in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 21, 2007 1:55 PM ET USA

    These would have been Levite priests--The guys that did it the old way. And they would be coming over to the Christian faith as Christian-Jews of the day, back when a Jew could be a Christian and most Christians were of true Jewish decent, raising, teaching, and worship. Remember, Jesus was a Jew and until God's only Son came and delivered; everything was the old way until all things were made new. Now if you are saying that the priests got the fullness of faith, that may apply better.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 21, 2007 11:16 AM ET USA

    Amen! I am so tired of having to defend obedience to the rubrics of the liturgy against accusations of my being "too conservative," "opposed to the 'spirit' of Vatican II," "stuck in the middle ages," and in the ace of an ignorance that does not understand that obedience comes from justice - giving everyone his proper due - and thus is an act not of fear and cowardace but of free will.