DIRECT LINE TO THE HEART OF GOD     
   THE INCREDIBLE CATHOLIC MASS

WHAT THIS SITE ATTEMPTS TO DO IS ENLIGHTEN CATHOLICS AS TO THE AMAZING ANTIDOTE THEY HAVE AT THEIR DISPOSAL TO COMBAT ALL THE EVILS PLAGUING OUR WORLD TODAY.  THEY LAMENT THE LACK OF FAITH OF THEIR CHILDREN AND ARE UNAWARE THAT THE MEANS OF BRINGING THEM BACK TO THE FOLD IS NO FURTHER THAN THE NEAREST DAILY DIVINE SACRIFICE... THE HOLY CATHOLIC MASS.  TO EFFECT THIS, WE PUBLISH A WEEKLY EXCERPT FROM THE WONDERFUL BOOK, "THE INCREDIBLE CATHOLIC MASS" BY FR. MARTIN VON COCHEM.  BY DOING SO WE HOPE TO STIR AN AWAKENING AND A DESIRE ON THE PART OF THE READER TO STUDY THIS BOOK WHICH CAN BE PURCHASED IN HARD COPY AT TAN BOOKS OR AS AN E-BOOK ON AMAZON.  MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

Chapter 2
THE MANNER OF CONFERRING HOLY ORDERS
​(cont.)

​​The great excellence of the Holy Sacrifice may furthermore be seen from the number of things that are requisite if it is to be offered.  It is necessary to have:  1) an ordained priest, who stands in the place of Christ; 2) a consecrated altar, which must in every church or chapel occupy an elevated position, because it represents the Mount of Calvary whereon Christ, the guiltless victim, was immolated and lifted up upon the Cross; 3) sacerdotal vestments, namely: a) the amice, which the priest passes over his head and places around his neck; this represents the linen cloth with which in the house of Caiphas the Jews covered Christ's countenance, bidding Him in mockery: "Prophesy to us, who is it that struck Thee?"; b) the alb, which represents the white garment in which He was arrayed in the house of Herod; c) the linen girdle, with which the priest girds himself, and which represents the cord wherewith Christ was bound in the Garden of Olives by the Jews; d) the maniple, which, placed on the priest's left arm, represents the bonds wherewith Christ's hands were tied; e) the stole, which, placed around the neck of the priest and crossed upon his breast, represents the chains laid upon Our Lord after He was sentenced to death; f) the chasuble, which represents the purple robe wherewith the impious soldiery clothed Him in derision at the crowning with thorns; the cross upon the chasuble represents the Cross to which Christ was nailed; the pillar, the column at which He was scourged; 4) a consecrated chalice, which represents the grave wherein He was laid, or the bitter chalice of His Passion that He drank to the dregs; 5) a pall to cover the chalice; this represents the stone that closed His tomb; 6) a paten, or small silver plate, representing the vases containing the unguents used to anoint the Body of Christ before His burial; 7) a corporal, or square of fine linen, which represents the shroud wrapped about His sacred remains; furthermore, there is 8) the purificator, a small cloth employed to dry the chalice, representing the other cloths that were used at His interment; 9) the veil of silk to cover the chalice, representing the veil of the Temple, rent in two from the top to the bottom at the moment of His death; 10) the two cruets, representing the vessels which contained the wine and the gall given Him to drink upon the Cross; besides these, it is necessary to have 11) a host; 12) wine; 13) water; 14) two tapers; 15) two candlesticks; 16) a missal; 17) a stand or cushion, to support the missal; 18) three altar-cloths to lay upon the altar; 19) a lavabo, or napkin, on which the priest dries his fingers after the washing of hands; 20) a bell; 21) a crucifix, to stand in the middle of the altar; 22) a server, to answer the responses.  Almost all the things that have been enumerated are essential to the Mass, so much so that the priest who dispensed with any of them--except in case of absolute necessity--would be guilty of a grave sin.  We will give and instance of this in the excerpt next week.