Friday, April 18, 2008

Old Footage of an Easter Mass according to the Tridentine Rite...

narrated by this man:

Bishop Fulton Sheen (+1979), Bishop of Rochester and major media figure.

Here he masterfully explains every aspect of the mass as we are treated to a beautiful celebration of the Paschal liturgy.

View it here

A cautionary note to some of my Orthodox and Eastern Catholic readers: Bishop Sheen has a very "Anselmian" interpretation of the atonement as he explains the nature of the "prayers at the foot of the altar." Of course, similar intuitions are found in St. Nicholas Cabasilas, but nonetheless, I think the need for repentance that the prayers at the foot of the altar convey can be interpreted in very non-Anslemian ways.

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