Eastertide Update (III)

Dear friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  We have two things to share with you including one scheduling note:

1.) No Latin Mass this Wednesday at St. Ann: With Fr. Reid on a well-deserved retreat (please offer him some prayers), the 6pm Latin Mass this Wednesday April 25 will be Novus Ordo Mass (no Latin Mass).

2.) Peter of Verona Palms – this Sunday after Mass: With Sunday being the feast day for St. Peter of Verona (Martyr) we will continue our annual tradition of passing out blessed palms for his feast day. St. Peter, a 13th century Dominican Friar and a disciple of St. Dominic who Pope Gregory IX appointed as a general inquisitor to combat the Manichean heresy. St. Peter defended the faith across Italy through his preaching and was martyred in 1252.

In the Extraordinary Form, there is an ancient custom to honor St. Peter by having palm leaves blessed in his honor. Tradition holds that when these blessed palm leaves are made into crosses and buried in the four corners of one’s property, they are to guard against natural disasters.  You can learn more about this great saint here: http://opcentral.org/blog/saint-peter-of-verona/

Dominican Rite Latin Mass tomorrow, Wed. April 18 at 6pm

Dear Friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,

Laudetur Iesus Christus! A couple quick updates for this week…

Traditional Dominican Rite Latin Mass (Wednesday, April 18 at 6:00pm St. Ann parish): Following on the heals of the restoration of the Pre-1955 Easter Triduum celebrated last month, St. Ann’s will host the another ancient liturgy this coming Wednesday– that of the Traditional Dominican Rite Latin Mass.

Prior to the confusion that followed the Second Vatican Council, many of the more well established religious orders (Dominicans, Carmelites, Benedictines, etc.) had, with permission from Rome, created variations of the Latin Mass with collects, prayers, & feast days that were unique to their orders.

Fr. Raymund Synder, OP a Dominican priest who will offer this beautiful and ancient Latin Mass, and provide a talk afterwards on the divine indwelling of light according to St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Elizabeth of the Holy Trinity (in the Allen Center).  All are invited.


Liturgy & Fraternity After Fr. Snyder’s talk – 8:00pm (not 7:00pm): Due to the talk being given by Father Synder after the 6pm Mass, our monthly Liturgy & Fraternity mens group will be meeting an hour later than normal… or whenever the talk ends.

All men of good cheer are welcome.  We will be meeting up at a small pub about a half mile away from St. Ann’s called Sir Edmond Halley’s.  The pub also has a great food menu for those who want to order food.

From their website:  Inconveniently located in the back of the Park Road Shopping Center:

Sir Edmond Halley’s Restaurant & Freehouse
4151 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 525-7775

We paused Liturgy & Fraternity during Lent … so this will be our first event during Eastertide.

Eastertide update

Christus resurrexit! Blessed Eastertide greetings on this 2nd week of Easter.  We have 2 updates to share with you today:

Easter Triduum Wrap up: Before we move on from Easter, we did want thank everyone who supported the liturgies and the surrounding events of both Lent, and Holy Week and most especially our heartfelt thanks goes to Fr. Barone and Fr. Matlak (and straw deacon Lee Benson) who devoted much precious time and prayer to this awesome liturgy (and Fr. Reid for St. Ann’s support). In your charity, please consider offering one of your Rosaries this week for them. We also have 2 follow ups to mention:

Photos of the Easter Triduum: We have compiled photos from the Triduum. To view click here – https://charlottelatinmass.org/2018/04/05/sacred-triduum-and-easter-sunday-mass/

Explanation of the Mass of the Presanctified:  Here is an article which explain many of the rituals that you saw on Good Friday: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2017/04/the-theology-of-mass-of-presanctified.html?m=1


Dominican Rite Latin Mass – Wednesday April 18 at 6pm (St. Ann): In addition to the Easter Triduum last month, St. Ann will host another rare liturgy in the weeks ahead – that of the Dominican Rite “Latin” Mass. Before Vatican II, many of the religious orders (Dominicans, Carmelites, Benedictines, etc.) had their own version of the Traditional Latin Mass with slightly different prayers and ceremonies. While many of these beautiful Rite-specific Masses discontinued in the post conciliar period, you will have a rare opportunity to encounter this traditional Dominican Mass at St. Ann next week.

Fr. Raymund Synder, OP a Dominican priest who will offer this beautiful and ancient Latin Mass, and provide a talk afterwards on the divine indwelling of light according to St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Elizabeth of the Holy Trinity (presumably in the Allen Center). This is not a CLMC event but one worthy of support. All are invited to both Mass & the talk. Please come.

Sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday Mass 2018: Photos and Videos

Holy Thursday

Elevation of the Host


Ecce Agnus Dei


Preparing for procession to the Altar of repose


The Altar of Repose


Good Friday – Mass of the Presanctified

Prostration of the ministers


The singing of the Passion


Solemn Prayers – Flectamus genua


Veneration of the Cross – The cross unveiled


Veneration of the Cross


Elevation of the Host


Easter Vigil

Blessing of the Fire


Easter Candle Lighting


Blessing of the baptismal water – lowering the Paschal candle




Confirmation after Baptism


The prostration of the ministers during the Litany of Saints


Elevation of Chalice


Last Gospel


Easter Sunday



Elevation of Chalice


Easter Vigil Video