Sunday, 3 January 2016

The Holy Name of Jesus - Blasphemed by the world, disregarded by the Modernist Church

According to the wreckers and the Pope who aided and abetted these criminals - Paul VI, today is either the Second Sunday after Christmas or where the Bishops think you're too lazy to go to Mass on the actual Epiphany, the Twelfth Day of Christmas on January 6, it is the transferred Epiphany. The joke of this is that it can be as early as January 2 and, as it will be in 2017, on January 7, actually the day after the actual date of Epiphany.

Confused yet?

Well, it is also January 3, which means that in the Ordinary Form of the Mass according to the same wrecked Missal of Paul VI, it is the Holy Name of Jesus but it is an Optional Memorial, if January 3 was to fall on a day other than Sunday. Now, some more confusion? It was actually not part of the Missal of Paul VI, he did not seem to care enough about this Feast and approved the Bugnini calendar that displaced it all together. When Pope St. John Paul II issued the revised Roman Missal requiring the proper translation, he restored this Feast to the appointed day of January 3 as the "Optional Memorial." Imagine that, an Optional Memorial on the Holy Name of Jesus! Well, at least it is in the Missal in two languages at least, Latin and English. Friends, the rest of the world has still not implemented the Roman Missal 2002 of John Paul II which restored this and other Feasts and was required to be properly translated under his authority as expressed in Liturgiam Authenticum. Imagine, in Italian, Spanish, French, German and so on, this Feast to the Holy Name does not exist in their calendar or Missal!

Now, if you have escaped all of the liturgical insanity described above and you follow according to the Roman Missal of 1962, the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, the Sunday after the Octave and before Epiphany, is the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, which coincidentally, is January 3 this year and is the same in the OF, except it is displaced by either the Second Sunday after Christmas or Epiphany of the Lord.

On the Octave Day of Christmas - the Circumcision of the Lord in the EF and Mary, Mother of God in the OF, the Gospel was about Our Blessed Lord being taken to the Temple on the 8th day for his naming and circumcision. Therefore, it was natural that the Church would take this "empty" Sunday and use it to exalt His Most Holy Name.

Some day, this will all get fixed. One calendar, one Lectionary and a reformed Ordinary Form Missal which would be essentially what the Ordinariate now has - the "Tridentine Mass" in English with a restoration of these great Feasts and end to the transfer to Sunday of at least Epiphany and Ascension, a return to the Pentecost Octave (OF) and the lost Epiphany Octave (EF and OF) and a restoration of the Gesima Sundays, Rogations and Embers.

Let us pray that it be sooner rather than later. In the meantime, read and listen below what they Paul VI stole from you.

The Office Hymn for today is Jesu Dulcis Memoria dating from the 12th century and ascribed to the prolific hymn writer, St. Bernard of Clariveaux.

IESU, dulcis memoria,
Jesu the very thought of  Thee,
dans vera cordis gaudia,
with sweetness fills my breast,
sed super mel et omnia,        
but sweeter far Thy face to see,
eius dulcis praesentia. 
and in Thy presence rest.

Nil canitur suavius, 
Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
nil auditur iucundius, 
nor can the memory find
nil cogitatur dulcius,   
a sweeter sound than Thy blest Name,
quam Iesus Dei Filius. 
O Saviour of mankind!

Iesu, spes paenitentibus,
O hope of every contrite heart
quam pius es petentibus!
O joy of all the meek,
quam bonus te quaerentibus!
to those who fall, how kind Thou art!
sed quid invenientibus?
how good to those who seek!

Nec lingua valet dicere, 
But what to those who find? 
nec littera exprimere: 
Ah this nor tongue nor pen can show:
expertus potest credere,
the love of Jesus, what it is
quid sit Iesum diligere.  
none but His loved ones know.

Sis, Iesu, nostrum gaudium,
Jesu, our only joy be Thou,
qui es futurus praemium:
As Thou our prize wilt be:
sit nostra in te gloria,
Jesu, be Thou our glory now,
per cuncta semper saecula.
Forever through eternity.


Kitchener Waterloo Traditional Catholic said...

The only thing dumbing down the liturgy and calendar has done is produced generations of dumbed down Catholics. Most of us don't know what we don't know.

Mary Parks said...

Definitely need a better translation for that beautiful hymn.

Maudie N Mandeville said...

In the name of Jesus let every knee bow of those that
are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth : and let
every tongue confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in
the glory of God the Father. Ps. 8:2: O Lord, our
Lord, how wonderful is thy name in the whole earth.

Or not, if you follow Pope Francis' admonitions.

Barona said...

I could help thinking whilst at Mass this a.m how so many of our leading churchmen, the Roman Authorities themselves, are ashamed of the Holy Name of Jesus. They are ashamed to utter His Name before the world, before Jews, before Mhommedans, before the pagans.... now, He is ashamed of them before His father and His wrath is being poured out on a Church that is committing adultery with the world. The greatest punishment is wayward churchmen. My are we being punished. But we should also rejoice, for in punishing us, He still loves us. This punishment is medicinal, it is a call to conversion, to repentance, to exposing and driving from Christ's Church unrepentant heresiarchs who seek to corrupt the innocent.

Anonymous said...

The first quote is from Phil. 2: 10-11.

Anonymous said...

Vox, I thought you might like this. It's from Festal Matins for the Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord and St. Basil the Great (double Feast Day):

Today the Master is circumcised in the flesh and is called Jesus!

O my soul, magnify Him who received circumcision on the eighth day!

Christ surpassed the limits of mankind’s entire nature! He was born beyond nature of a Virgin, and He who clearly directs the letter of the Law is circumcised in the flesh and shown to be the Fulfilment of the Law!

O my soul, magnify the Church of God in her beauty!

Come, let us keep the solemn feast! Let us celebrate holy things: the glorious naming of the Master, Christ. For today Jesus is called by His Name, as is divinely fitting. And together with these holy things, we magnify the memorial of the holy bishop.

O my soul, magnify Basil, great among holy bishops; O my soul, magnify Basil the Great from Caesarea!

God is with us!

Unknown said...

Thank you for this wonderful instruction. I recognised the Feast of The Holy Name of Jesus and make sure that I teach my grandchildren that The Epiphany of The Lord is actually on Wednesday 6

Anonymous said...

Holy name of Jesus saves.
Btw, did you know the name Annibale (Hannibal) as in Bugnini means grace of Ba'al?

Lynda said...

Well said.

Anonymous said...

Our Lady of Good Success-pray for us. said...

It is not confusing that a modernist 'church' (much apologised for by most speakers), blasphemes with applause and scant confusion.

Christopher said...

If I can offer a slight historical/theological correction, you wrote:

"On the Octave Day of Christmas - the Circumcision of the Lord in the EF and Mary, Mother of God in the OF, the Gospel was about Our Blessed Lord being taken to the Temple on the 8th day for his naming and circumcision."

Jesus did not receive His Name or circumcision in the Temple, as it states in Luke 2:22, the Holy Family did not go to Jerusalem until it came time for the "purification, according to the law of Moses," which wasn't until 40 days after His birth. According to Jewish custom, the naming and circumcision would have been performed either at home or in the local synagogue.

Peace in Christ!