Traditional Latin Mass/Gregorian Masses
Home GREGORIAN MASSES / SAINT JAMES OF JERUSALEM MISSION
Russian Byzantine Catholic Church *A Bi-ritual Church
Donation of; $100 USD
Please go to Contact Page to Email your requests!
IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A DONATION FOR A SPECIFIC REASON OTHER THAN MASSES, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DO SO, AND GO TO CONTACT PAGE AND EMAIL YOUR REQUEST. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS AND BE WITH YOU!
IF YOU HAVE A LIMITED INCOME AND WISH TO REQUEST MASSES SUCH AS THE GREGORIAN MASSES OR MOLEBEN MASSES WE CAN REDUCE THE DONATION TO $75 USD.
PLEASE! ONCE MASSES ARE SCHEDULED AND ARE IN PROGRESS, NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Reason; those time slots then are not available for other requests. REGARDLESS OF STIPEND ISSUES, ALL MASSES REQUESTED AND SCHEDULED AND THOSE IN PROGRESS, SHALL CONTINUE UNTIL THEIR FULL COMPLETION!
WE ARE A BI-RITUAL BYZANTINE RITE DIOCESE, CELEBRATING BOTH EASTERN CATHOLIC LITURGIES AND THE TRADITIONAL LATIN RITE OF THE CHURCH OF THE WEST!
We are an Autonomous and Autocephalous Byzantine Catholic Jurisdiction/Church! We do however Recognize the Holy Father, the Pope of Rome as the Vicar of Christ and the visible Head of the Church on Earth!
WE DO OFFER MASS REQUESTS FOR THE LIVING, CHECK THIS WEB SITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
MOLEBEN MASSES FOR THE LIVING ARE SIMILAR TO THE GREGORIAN MASSES IN THAT THEY ARE CELEBRATED FOR THIRTY CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITHOUT INTERRUPTION. THE MOLEBEN PRAYERS USED DURING THESE MASSES ARE PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION AND INTENTIONS.
When celebrating the Holy Mass [Divine Liturgy] according to the Roman Rite; we utilize the 1962 Edition of the Latin Roman Missal. This Missal has been approved by; Pope St. John XXIII.
*ALL MASSES ARE CELEBRATED IN LATIN, ACCORDING TO THE 1962 RUBRICS OR THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM AS IT IS PRESENTLY KNOWN. THE TRIDENTINE LATIN MASS!
So what are Gregorian Masses? The name derives from Pope St. Gregory the Great who was first to popularize this pious practice. St. Gregory relates in his Dialogues how, when he had finished the series of thirty Masses for a departed monk, the monk appeared to tell he had thus gained entry into glory on completion of the Gregorian Masses. The hallowed tradition has been declared "a pious and reasonable belief of the faithful" on the authority of the Sacred Roman Congregation on Indulgences. The Gregorian Masses can be offered only for ONE DECEASED SOUL.
As you will appreciate, few priests by reason of their work are free and able to offer the 30 consecutive Masses of the Gregorian series without interruption. Hence, it requires extra time to arrange to have the Gregorian Masses scheduled as this cannot be done usually in a place where there are only a few priests. That is why they are usually offered through the "Missions". The customary offering for the uninterrupted series of 30 daily consecutive Masses is $100 [US ] If paying by Check or Money Order; Make payable in the following manner;
Fr. Harry Armstrong/St. James Mission.
Mission Office & Chapel
132-2 Gantt Road
Vale, NC 28168
COVID-19 PANDEMIC OF 2020-2023
COVID-19 PANDEMIC OF 2020-2023
A Special Note Regarding Celebration of the Masses and Mailing of the tadeonal Mass Certificates or Cards!
During the past nearly three years of COVID No Celebrations of the Masses were interrupted or missed, however my office manager contracted COVID and was very ill for 19 months, thus the Mission Office Paperwork has suffered greatly. I am still attempting to catch up but still remain nearly a year behind in any printing or mailing of the certificates, and I apologize for this terrible inconvenience!
Reverend Fr. Harry