I’ve seen time and again commenters at many of the Christian sites say they no longer attend church because they cannot find one that is true to scripture. This is something that my husband and I struggled with a bit as well until last summer. We are Catholic and used to attend the Novus Ordo Mass (Vatican II) and while the church we attended was mostly accurate to Scripture, it would avoid that which was uncomfortable in today’s culture and we would often leave rather frustrated or feeling as if something was lacking. At the beginning of last summer, we began to attend the Extraordinary Form or the Traditional Latin Mass and the difference is stark. The Mass is quite masculine in it’s nature (in the discipline of it, the delivery and in other aspects which I cannot quite put my finger on right now) and what I’ve noticed is that there are other aspects of the Mass and the Church itself which are beautifully feminine as well. The two seemingly opposites come together in such a way as to feel complete (where have we heard this before?).
Anyway, for those of you who might be interested, EWTN will be debuting a new series (independently produced),
that showcases the beauty of classic Catholic sacred art, architecture, liturgy, and music. Special emphasis is given to the Traditional Latin Mass, also known as the Extraordinary Form or Tridentine Mass. This historic form of Catholic worship has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years, especially among the young, and is a rich source of vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
There is more information about this at the link above. The first episode will air on April 14 at 4:30 EST. Going live this evening at 5:00pm EST is a website supporting the program. There will be previews for each episode there as well as resources for those interested in learning more about the Traditional Mass. For those of you wanting to learn more and to be able to discuss this, they will have a Facebook page offering discussion of not only this program but will be answering questions regarding Catholic tradition (www.facebook.com/ExtraordinaryFaith). For those of you who do not have cable, each episode will stream on the Extraordinary Faith website linked above.
Of note as well,
To further help promote Sacred Tradition, members of the Extraordinary Faith team will also offer on-site training for priests, servers, and musicians who wish to learn the Tridentine Mass. No fee will be charged for the instruction or travel costs involved, but parishes who take advantage of this service will be required to commit to offering the Extraordinary Form at least once per month. Details about this service will be posted on the web site.