Sunday, May 28, 2017

Tridentine Community News - Fr. Peter Hrystyk to be Named Archpriest; Rites of the Catholic Church; The many church constuction projects of McCrery Architects; TLM Mass schedule

"I will go in unto the Altar of God
To God, Who giveth joy to my youth"

Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (May 28, 2017):
May 28, 2017 - Sunday After the Ascension

Fr. Peter Hrytsyk to be Named Archpriest

On Sunday, June 11 at 10:00 AM at Ss. Vladimir & Olga Church in Windsor, Toronto Ukrainian Eparchy Bishop Stephen Chmilar will formally elevate Fr. Peter Hrytsyk to the title of Archpriest. Roughly analogous to the Latin Rite title of Monsignor, the Ukrainian Rite title of Archpriest is given in recognition of a distinguished career of service to the Church. Besides being Chaplain of the St. Benedict Tridentine Community, Fr. Peter has long been Associate Pastor of Ss. Vladimir & Olga, as well as a Vice Principal serving the Windsor & Essex County Catholic District School Board at a number of schools.

Rites of the Catholic Church

While we are on the subject of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, one of the Eastern Rites in union with Rome, it may interest you to examine the below graphic, which illustrates the structure of the Western and Eastern branches of the Catholic Church.

The Many Church Construction Projects of McCrery Architects

Much of the publicity about new churches being constructed in a traditional style rightly goes to prolific architect and Notre Dame professor Duncan Stroik. But there is only so much work one man and one firm can do, and as demand for traditionally-outfitted churches grows, it is only natural that an increasing number of architectural firms enter the fray. One firm that has been quietly building a reputation in this field is McCrery Architects of Washington, DC, led by architect James McCrery. Two of their latest projects are particularly encouraging:

St. Mary, Help of Christians in Aiken, South Carolina, a parish which offers the Extraordinary Form, in 2015 dedicated a new, ornate church built in a classical style, with a baldacchino over their main altar. Interestingly, they also retained their original, historic church along with its separate Adoration Chapel. [Photo below by Fr. Gaurav Shroff]

The new Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a similar grand design, with completion expected in 2018. [Wikipedia photo by Nheyob] Notably this parish does not offer the Latin Mass, yet they clearly value traditional design. There are many interesting drawings of these and other church projects on McCrery’s web site:

We commend McCrery and the parishes commissioning these edifices for their commitment to elevating the faith of the people through classic, inspiring designs. If your friends lament the banality of the new churches they see, tell them that beautiful designs are indeed coming back into prominence, one project at a time.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 05/29 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, Virgin)
  • Tue. 05/30 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (St. Felix I, Pope & Martyr)
  • Fri. 06/02 7:00 PM: High Mass at Old St. Mary’s (Ss. Marcellinus, Peter, & Erasmus, Martyrs) – Celebrant: Msgr. Ronald Browne. Choir will sing William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices. Devotions to the Sacred Heart before Mass. Reception follows Mass in the parish hall.
  • Sat. 06/03 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (Vigil of Pentecost)
  • Sun. 06/04: No Mass at OCLMA/Academy of the Sacred Heart
[Comments? Please e-mail Previous columns are available at This edition of Tridentine Community News, with minor editions, is from the St. Albertus (Detroit), Academy of the Sacred Heart (Bloomfield Hills), and St. Alphonsus and Holy Name of Mary Churches (Windsor) bulletin inserts for May 28, 2017. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

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