Rorate Caeli

Event: Bishop Athanasius Schneider in New York and Connecticut


The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny is sponsoring a visit of Bishop Athanasius Schneider to New York and Connecticut over the Feast of the Epiphany. Bishop Schneider is currently Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, and the author of Dominus Est, a celebrated defense of the traditional manner of receiving Holy Communion.

While more details may be made available as we get closer to the date, the main events are as follows:

  • -Saturday, January 5th at 2:00pm: Pontifical Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, 240 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York. Afterwards, Bishop Schneider will give a lecture on “Holy Communion and the Renewal of the Church.”
  • -Sunday, January 6th at 9:30am: Pontifical Mass at the Throne at St. Mary's Church, 669 West Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut. A light reception in the parish hall will follow.
  • -Sunday, January 6th at 5:00pm: Pontifical Vespers at the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, 173 East 3rd Street, New York City.


Music for all liturgies — to include works by Ockeghem, Clemens non Papa, Palestrina, Parsons, Victoria, and Philips — will be sung by the Schola Cantorum of St. Mary's Church under the direction of David J. Hughes. At the Mass in Brooklyn, the Schola Cantorum will be joined by the St. Mary's Student Schola, an ensemble of children aged 5-18 devoted to the study of Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony in the context of the traditional Latin liturgy.

5 comments:

I am not Spartacus said...

This Bishop seems like the real deal and his excellent idea for a new syllabus could be so beneficial; sadly, Our Holy Father is on record as stating that this new direction the Church has embarked upon is one that excludes such doctrinal tools as a Syllabus

backtothefuture said...

This is great news. I attend Saint Mary's every sunday for the tlm. It's a very traditional parish, were even the n.o is done ad orientem. It'll be great to be at mass with the good bishop.

The Rad Trad said...

This is great news. Connecticut actually has a reasonable number of traditional Masses for such a small state and a decent number of priests say or promote the old Mass out of devotion rather than just to meet requests.

Shouldn't the bishop's Mass be from the faldstool though?

Gratias said...

Seems we are getting more and more Solemn masses. A beartiful thing. Thank you Bishop Athanasius Scheider. They should release him from ostracism and send him over here. Would make a great Cardinal.

pauper sum said...

"Shouldn't the bishop's Mass be from the faldstool though?"

Presumably the bishop has given permission to use the throne (or in the case of the Diocese of Bridgeport, the administrator, since there is still no bishop after Bp. Lori was moved to Baltimore).