And so far as I could tell Canon Guelfucci said not a word about Traditionis custodes in the housekeeping announcements before he began his homily; something about the 12th September, but my attention was wandering already at that point. (The new pastor takes office in September.) Am relieved that the Traditional Mass continues to be celebrated in such a worthy manner but I cannot think that it is a sustainable response to the latest outrage of the Pope simply to ignore it, however much one might like to do this; so I expect the dispositions that will be forthcoming, eventually, from the French Bishops will require a minor change or two.
On the other hand, simply to ignore Traditionis custodes is what I have been urging upon the US Bishops in my disorganised comments at Twitter and elsewhere. It is one of those tricks of history, I suppose; I have always understood, in broad terms, that the native Gallicanism of the French Church has had, rightly, to subject itself to the liturgical reforms come from the Roman Church: but these days I am, at least in what concerns the Traditional Mass, cheering on the Gallican particularity. Eh; let's hope it is only 'a minor change or two' that is forthcoming and not the wholesale and wanton destruction envisaged in the Pope's latest nastiness.
The Introit Suscepimus Deus misericordiam tuam is used also at Candlemas, the feast of Our Lady's Purification, celebrated since the 4th century-- so I'm guessing it was used first for the feast. But I may be wrong, certainly.
The Schola is again singing the Dirigatur Domine oratione mea from 1739 during the incensation at the Offertory and Michel Imbert's 1780 O Salutaris Hostia after the Elevation. M. de Villier's harmonisation of the Mozarabic Communion (the 'ad accedentes' it is evidently called, in that rite) Gustate et videte is happily returned, and I believe it is not the first time the Schola has sung (as the recessional) the Je mets ma confiance of the Jesuit Louis Lambillotte, in the setting by Gaston Roussel. The program for today's Mass is here.
Until reading the Wikipedia page, I had no idea Pater Lambillotte did so much work for the restoration of the chant (whether his conclusions and so forth were always entirely accurate is a different matter altogether). I recognise the name (otherwise than seeing his work represented at Saint-E., I mean) from seeing it attached to hymns-- e.g. On this day, O beautiful Mother and Come, Holy Ghost.
Tomasz Ritter began his recital today at Żelazowa Wola with Chopin's transcription of Bellini's Casta Diva, from Norma. A pleasant diversion from the Chopin Competition program!
Ante Sextam. Bishops in the United States and England and Wales, instead of protesting publicly to the Pope over the nonsense that is Traditionis custodes, are instead electing to read it quite literally and close the parish churches to the established celebrations of the Traditional Mass, throwing them out (as Mons Burbidge will do, in the Diocese of Arlington) into 'suitable facilities elsewhere'. Tsk.
Ante Completorium. There's a rumor on Twitter that the Cardinal-Primate of Hungary, Mons Peter Erdő, has asserted his historical right to govern the Liturgy in his country, in effect telling the Pope to take Traditionis custodes and file it in a Vatican circular file: would be wonderful but it's bound to be too good to be true. I ran up against (also on Twitter; I know better than to engage such formidable creatures at Saint Mary's) a couple of pious, Pauline Rite-going ladies who are, doubtless, 'of a certain age' on Twitter, too: their self-possession was quite impressive. They are faithful and receive so many graces! and in any case can't easily get to a celebration of the Traditional Mass-- who am I to judge, of course, about their spiritual lives (or about their supposed inability to regularly attend the Traditional Mass). I found their attitude of passive uninvolvement quite irresponsible.
It is also the feast of Saint Bruno of Segni (12th century), of Saint Philastrius (4th century), and of Saint Aemilianus (4th century).
V. Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum. R. Deo grátias.