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Magnificent Video of Easter High Mass, 1940 - Paul Luke - 10-27-2012

Hey, I found this video that y'all may or may not have seen. http://archive.org/details/CatholicTridentineLatinMass

It's a Solemn High Mass on Easter Sunday, 1940 with contemporary commentary; it appears that it was meant as an instructional video for Catholics at the time. It's a beautiful Mass, and watching it makes me once again reflect on one often-forgotten tragedy of recent decades: the robbing of billions of Catholics of their rightful culture and heritage. It grieves me to no end to see the beautiful high altar, the large congregation of well and modestly dressed Catholics, the large Gregorian choir, the many priests in the sanctuary, etc. which have always made our ancestors the papists, Latinists, Traditionalists, rosary-yielders, and sacrificial, unworldly, and God-directed people (well, at least the practicing Catholics, I suppose). Some of the comments made by the narrating priest have so much more impact now that things have changed, e.g. when he mentions that Gregorian chant is the pride of the Church since it is a music of her own creation whose sole purpose is prayer to God.


Re: Magnificent Video of Easter High Mass, 1940 - Scriptorium - 10-29-2012

(10-27-2012, 10:34 PM)Paul Luke Wrote: Some of the comments made by the narrating priest have so much more impact now that things have changed, e.g. when he mentions that Gregorian chant is the pride of the Church since it is a music of her own creation whose sole purpose is prayer to God.

That's Fulton Sheen speaking.


Re: Magnificent Video of Easter High Mass, 1940 - Paul Luke - 10-29-2012

Oh my, I'm surprised I did not recognize him.


Re: Magnificent Video of Easter High Mass, 1940 - Scriptorium - 10-29-2012

You probably don't have the full video. It starts off with an intro with all the names of the producers and ministers. Then it goes to a church in which one of the priests is preaching on the "Pray the Mass" movement, praying Mass with Missals. In addition he speaks about the Perpetual Novena in Chicago at that time. It then segues into the Easter Mass, with narration by Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen. The priests are Servites. All the info is online, but can't find it right now. I love the video. Only down side is the congregation is stiff as a board, probably because they're being filmed and told to be "decorous".