Liturgical

Benjaminite Comites

December 26, 2022

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP The three Feasts following Christmas – St. Stephen, St. John the Apostle, and the Holy…

Advent – Preparation not Anticipation

November 21, 2022

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP As early as the day after Halloween, Christmas music begins to be heard.  Perhaps even…

Praying for the Dead and the Requiem Mass

October 25, 2022

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP “It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they…

Preparing for Mass According to the Four Ends of Prayer

September 13, 2022

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP Touching on the participation of the faithful in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Pope…

Use, Representation, and Being – The Rational Elevation of Material Creation in Man’s Worship

August 22, 2022

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP Man is called to worship the True God “in spirit and in truth” (Joh 4:23). …

“These things were done exactly as the Lord had commanded Moses.”

June 14, 2022

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP After the Hebrews left Egypt, Moses ascended Mount Sinai while the people remained below.  On…

Marcus Tullius Cicero and the Traditional Latin Mass

May 31, 2022

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP As the name suggests, the Traditional Latin Mass is mostly prayed in Latin.  While there…

The Chapters of Passiontide

April 4, 2022

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP In these last two weeks of Lent, fittingly called Passiontide, the liturgical focus of the…

The Wax, the Wick, the Flame

February 8, 2022

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP On February 2nd, the 40th and last day of Christmas, Our Lord’s Presentation in the…

Do You Hear What I Hear?

December 15, 2021

By Fr. William Rock, FSSP The Liturgical Year, with all of its seasons and feasts of the temporal cycle, is…