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Re: High Mass or Low Mass? Why?
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2021, 07:40:29 PM »
I suppose my current situation is unusual. We have two priests, and we can get more fully trained priests easily.

So a Solemn High Mass is perfect.

In fact, not too long ago, a visiting new priest who was covering for the pastor was celebrating his first Low Mass ever, as he had only had Solemn High Masses as a priest!

I felt honoured to be at a new priest's first Low Mass. It must have been strange for him, being the only one, fully in charge, and offering the Mass in that manner for the first time.
I'm pretty sure it wasn't the priest's first Low Mass. and that they say Mass in the seminary's chapel.
If attending Mass, the ordinary form as celebrated everyday around the world be sinful, then the Church no longer exists. Period.
Rather, if the NOM were the lex credendi of the Church, then the Church would no longer exist. However, the true mass and the true sacraments still exist and will hold the candle of faith until Our Lord steps in to restore His Bride to her glory.
We could compare ourselves to the Catholics in England at the time of the Reformation. Was it sinful for them to attend Cranmer's service?
We have to remind ourselves that all the machinery of the "Church" continued in place. They had priests, bishops, churches, cathedrals. But all of them were using the new "Book of Common Prayer" instead of the Catholic Mass. Ordinary lay people could see with their own eyes an enormous entity that called itself the "Church," but did the true Church still exist in that situation? Meanwhile, in small hiding places in certain homes were a handful of true priests offering the true Mass at the risk of imprisonment, torture and death.


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Re: High Mass or Low Mass? Why?
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2021, 07:42:39 PM »
I'm pretty sure it wasn't the priest's first Low Mass. and that they say Mass in the seminary's chapel.

He was just ordained and never offered a public mass in that form, and likely never offered a private one either, as he was constantly offering Solemn High Masses as he traveled for his first week of priesthood.

And, do you really think a priest would lie to the congregation about that?

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