Friday, April 20, 2018

Lithuanian Pilgrims' experience in Malta

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A couple of Lithuanian pilgrims, Vita and Darius Andziulė, visited Malta and expressed their wish to attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form.  This platform informed them about Mass in Birkirkara and they attend Mass there on 21 January 2018. They shared their experience with us and we are now sharing it with our readers, as agreed with our Lithuanian friends. (Note: minor editing from us)

"Oh, yes, we’ve been there in Birkirkara the Sunday before (21st of January). It was so nice experience to be there, we were really inspired about the homily! Actually, that’s one of the best things about the Traditional Mass - it’s the same familiar order everywhere, and we felt like home:)

To be honest, only one thing we find not so nice - it was chanting. It’s a pity that chants are only one man thing - we usually have schola cantorum there in Lithuania. So we like to hear calm, semi-professional schola chanting this best liturgical music - Gregorian chant. And it’s not the problem to chant alone, but I really like when chants flows, but the last Sunday in Malta it was a little bit struggling somehow... 

But, we have the best memories about Malta, and it’s absolutely fantastic that you have TLM there!"