Saturday, February 18, 2006

Calling All Roman Catholic Vulcans

Our friends at the Continuing Anglican Churchman are featuring photos of a Roman Catholic church of the thrice-sorrowful variety. He's correct that the pictures look very much like something out of "Star Trek":

"The Mother Ship"

Jesus keeping station over the garrisoned baptismal font?

All the beauty of a megachurch

Given that untold numbers of young Roman Catholics grow up amidst church splendor and solemnity such as this, is it any wonder so many grow up to join Saddleback or the local charismatic "Christian Family Worship Center"? This is, thankfully, not a problem for Western Rite Orthodox.

See all the photos (if you dare) here.

(Hat tip: Continuing Anglican Churchman.)


Blogger Inquisitor Generalis said...

Of course, it's also not a problem for SSPXers... ;-)

BTW, Ben, did you see those Mozart Requiem clips posted over at the Universal Inquisition?

6:54 PM  
Blogger Ben Johnson said...

Hi IG,

Sorry, I missed the Mozart Requiem, but I'm sure they're wonderful.

As for the SSPXers, we'll see how they fare once they come back into the fold. "We are the Novus Ordo borg; you will be assimilated...." :)

1:06 AM  
Blogger Eric John said...

The interior or the
is highly reminiscent of the Starship Enterprise.

Church Latin and street vernacular are too boring. How about liturgical Klingon?

10:36 PM  
Blogger Inquisitor Generalis said...


Here are the Mozart Requiem clips:

As for the SSPX, we're *hoping* they hold their ground.


Church Klingon sounds interesting... any relation to Old Church Slavonic? Apparently, there is a diocese (or something similar) where the Tridentine Mass is actually done in that language.

1:15 AM  
Blogger Ben Johnson said...

If I can find the information, I'll post something about the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom translated into Latin....

6:49 AM  
Blogger Inquisitor Generalis said...

Did that ever happen? If you can find it, I might wanna blog on it. It's not a modern thing, right?

8:26 PM  
Blogger Ben Johnson said...

On, on the contrary, it's only a modern thing. The Liturgy of SJC was not celebrated on this side of the Bosphorus to the best of my knowledge until quite recently....

3:17 AM  
Blogger Aristibule said...

The Glagolitic or Romano-Illyrian would be the Slavonic Roman rite referred to. I think it was in use in four dioceses of Croatia, Dalmatia, and Illyria until at least relatively recently (one of those being Split/Spalato, IIRC.)

I like the external shot of that building: I'm just wondering where the cooling tower is. Now *that* is the sort of place Slabbinck designs textiles for - worn hopefully with an Emo haircut for an overall 'Romulan Catholic' feel. ;)

4:06 AM  
Blogger Inquisitor Generalis said...


Thank you for the info on Glagolithic (sp?). We knew that's what it was called. The Lion & the Cardinal did a post on it recently, in fact. We're impressed that you, too, also know about "emo."


We sort of suspected it was a modern thing.

3:06 PM  

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