Thursday, November 20, 2014


Some more of that Ordinary versus Extraordinary:

As I had mentioned in posts last month, the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (actual full name of the feast, translated from the Latin given in the Roman Missal) was celebrated on the last Sunday of October for those attending Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.  This Sunday, we celebrate that feast for those attending Holy Mass in the Ordinary Form, with our brass trio on hand for the 5:00 Saturday Mass and the 9:00 and 11:15 Sunday Masses.

In the Extraordinary Form, we are celebrating the Last - not the 24th, but the LAST - Sunday after Pentecost.  You see, in the Ordinary Form, the numbered Sundays of the Year always end with 33 (Christ the King begins, actually, the 34th Week).  That is because those numbered Sundays fall, not only after Pentecost, but after Epiphany as well.  So, the end result turns up the same.  In the Extraordinary Form, the number of Sundays after Pentecost vary because Pentecost is a movable feast that depends on another movable date - Easter.  However, regardless of how many Sundays after Pentecost there are, the last Sunday before Advent is always marked as "Last Sunday after Pentecost", with its own set of readings to bring that season to an end.


Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (Ordinary Form)
Saturday (XI-22) at 5 PM*, Sunday (XI-23) at 7:30, 9*, and 11:15* AM
* indicates those Masses at which our Brass Trio will be on hand.

Sung Ordinary of the Mass and Alleluia: same as the past two weekends.

Entrance hymn: Lo! he comes with clouds descending, Maroon, #5 (second tune) (Listen)
Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want, music by Owen Alstott
- the setting from the missalette with the readings for November 23
Offertory hymn: Christ is the King, Worship, #500
- the hymn from which comes the Alleluia before the Gospel.
Communion anthem: Laudate Dominum, music by Giuseppe Pitoni
Meditation hymn: Tantum Ergo, Worship, #758 (in Latin)
Recessional hymn: To Jesus Christ, our sov'reign King, Worship, #497


Last Sunday after Pentecost (Extraordinary Form Low Mass)

Entrance hymn: God has spoken by his prophets, Worship #516 (Listen)
- Text sung in the listen link is different, but that IS the tune.
Offertory: organ improvisation on theme TBD
Communion hymn: Ave Verum, Worship #730 (with organ improvisations between lines)
Recessional hymn: The King shall come when morning dawns, Worship #373 (Listen)