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You report: First TLM in Jogjakarta (Yogyakarta), Indonesia



The following report was submitted by Shevyn Andreas from the fledgling TLM community in Indonesia.

The first Mass in usus antiquior was celebrated at Jogjakarta in the Archdiocese of Semarang, Indonesia, on the Commemoration of the Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order (Saturday, February 12th 2011).

It was Low Mass (Missa Lecta) celebrated by Fr. BA. Rukiyanto SJ at Hospital Chapel, in Panti Rapih Hospital in downtown Jogjakarta...

The Mass was attended by approximately 60 people, including several nuns.
Most of them had never attended a Mass in usus antiquior before, except several senior nuns. After the Mass, outside the chapel, there was a question and answer moment on the Mass with the priest answering the questions.


It was a very joyful moment for us young people to assist in this Mass, to learn to follow the Mass using bi-lingual Missal in Latin-Indonesian side by side, to re-introduce the wearing of chapel veil to our spouses and daughters and female attendees (although it was not an obligation), and to give explanations about receiving Our Lord in the proper and traditional way, which is on the tongue and kneeling.



This month (February 2011) there are several requests from priests and peoples in different cities in Indonesia, namely Palembang, Pontianak, Surabaya and Manado, to have this Mass celebrated there. Requests from Palembang and Pontianak came from their own diocesan priests while requests from Surabaya and Manado came from laypeople.

12 comments:

  1. "It was a very joyful moment for us young people to assist in this Mass, to learn to follow the Mass using bi-lingual Missal in Latin-Indonesian side by side, to re-introduce the wearing of chapel veil to our spouses and daughters and female attendees"

    STARKENBURG/INDONESIA

    The Holy Mass, that cannot die,
    Was said amidst the oaks,
    While pin-oak leaves came floating down
    Around the simple folks,

    Who knelt upon the acorn floor,
    All dotted nutty brown.
    The acorns cracked and old knees snapped,
    Yet still there was no sound...

    But the tinkling of the golden bells
    As the White Host Son rose high,
    On priestly limbs, like mighty oaks,
    They branched up to the sky.

    And in that wood, I laughed with joy,
    Amongst the souls bowed down,
    For the mighty oak was once a nut
    That merely held it's ground.

    So Christian souls, like acorn nuts,
    Must burrow all around
    And be the seed that sprouts new oaks
    On consecrated ground...

    Where the Holy Mass, that cannot die,
    Is said around the oaks,
    While pin-oak leaves come floating down
    Amidst a mighty folk!

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  2. Louis E.6:29 AM

    The former archbishop of Semarang recently took over as archbishop of Jakarta from Cardinal Darmaatmadja,whose public response to Summorum Pontificum was to prohibit the TLM.

    Are things improving there?

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  3. Daniel Pane8:21 AM

    The current archbishop of Semarang (+Johanes Pujasumarta) was previously the Bishop of Bandung who permit the TLM to be offered regulary in his diocese.

    The current archbishop of Jakarta and now the apostolic administrator of Bandung (+Ignatius Suharyo) was previously the archbishop of Semarang and still silent about the TLM matter.

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  4. @Louis:

    At Jakarta, situation have not become better. Our TLM community is still finding difficulties in borrowing chapel for the Mass.
    For now, the Mass is held at local residence, once a month, and a college, INTI -which also doesn't have a chapel-, at western part of Jakarta.

    The kindest response is coming from Bishop Pujasumarta, previous bishop of Diocese of Bandung (gave verbal permission for TLM Bandung since last Pentecost, 2010); and he is now bishop at Archdiocese of Semarang, the juridiction which Jogjakarta belongs to.

    May God bless our bishop in this country.

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  5. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Proficiat .... let every single faithful laity knows about the Church heritage.

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  6. M. A.5:37 PM

    God bless those who persevere in the work of restoring the old rites to the Church! It can be a dry martyrdom no less pleasing to our Lord than shedding one's blood for his Holy Name.

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  7. Anonymous9:46 PM

    M.A.,

    Please don't be so melodramatic. While promoting the restoration of Tradition is pleasing to God and worthy of high praise, please don't compare it to real martyrdom - something that is increasingly common across the globe.

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  8. Anonymous11:18 PM

    "Requests from Palembang and Pontianak came from their own diocesan priests while requests from Surabaya and Manado came from laypeople."

    This very encouraging, but please remember that, under the terms of Summorum Pontificum, these priest do not need to seek the permission of their bishops to say the Traditional Mass. Of course, permission should never be asked where none is required. These priests, if they wish, as a courtesy, inform their bishop that, 'for your information, I will be saying a TLM in accordance with Summorum Pontificum [cite relevant article if they want].

    God bless your efforts.

    Tony from Oz

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  9. @ Tony

    Original quote:
    "Request from Palembang and Pontianak came from their own diocesan priest, but have limited knowledge on how to celebrate this mass..."

    The two priests only ask help how to celebrate TLM (transfer knowledge) since they grow up in generation of NO mass.

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  10. M. A.3:28 AM

    "
    Please don't be so melodramatic. While promoting the restoration of Tradition is pleasing to God and worthy of high praise, please don't compare it to real martyrdom -
    ___________________

    Then I invite you to get involved in your local parish, maintain some kind of ties with it,stay there for years and year and don't give up the fight until you have that first TLM, O.K.? Do this mainly on your own since most, if not all like-minded friends will desert you.

    And then, still, don't leave, but persevere until you get the monthly Mass. From that point on, you will then have to work to get the weekly Mass.

    Please let me know who you fare.

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  11. Anonymous7:07 AM

    May God bless your efforts in Jogjakarta. The EF of the Holy Mass is our greatest hope. Best wishes from California Una Voce.

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  12. Semangat, the TLM community in Indonesia! I believe the time for the TLM community to have their own time slot at the church building will come soon. Look at the Philippines!

    I'm so happy to read about this piece of news.
    I'm a Singaporean who used to attend mass at RS Panti Sakit during my exchange semester at UGM. After my return to Singapore, I fell in love with the TLM. The TLM community in Singapore is also having the same problem as the Indonesian TLM community. I hope I'll be able to attend a TLM when I next return to Yogyakarta.

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