Is this A Joke or for Real? I’m not sure

by Steve Ray on June 27, 2005

The Society of St. Pius X considers Vatican II invalid and therefore everything flowing from it and all pope's following it are also invalid. They are referred to as SSPXers. They consider the Novo Ordo Mass celebrated today as invalid. The last valid Mass was the Latin Mass promulgated at Trent in the 16th century.

This website and group purport to claim that the Tridentine Mass (from Trent) is invalid since it is a radical departure from the Mass of the Apostles and the first centuries which was celebrate in Greek. It is very interesting. If it is a spoof it is quite clever — a means to poke fun at the SSPXers and all those in rebellion against the Catholic Church and her pope today. But then again, they might be very serious in which case they too have fallen off the horse on the other side.

What do you think?

The Society of St. Pius I 
 “To be any more Trad, you’d have to be Jewish”

Welcome to the fledgling website of the Society of St. Pius I (SSPI). Unlike other so-called “traditionalist” Roman Catholic groups, we adhere to the ORIGINAL Roman Catholic Mass of A.D. 40-200, and described by St. Justin Martyr and the Apostolic Constitutions, and used by Pope St. Pius I of happy memory.

Don’t be fooled by PHONY “Vulgate” neotraditionalists, who claim to protect tradition, and yet still defend the RADICAL and totally UNCATHOLIC reforms of the 4th century A.D.

So-called “trads” pretend to be against the modernism of the last hundred years, but where were they when the original Rite of Rome, the Greek rite USED BY ST. PETER AND THE APOSTLES was being totally gutted and revised by unknown scholars and translated into the vernacular language of Latin?

Unlike other wimpy neotraditionalist groups who attach themselves to various other Piuses, we at the SSPI make absolutely ZERO compromises with modernism. We reject not just one, but BOTH “Novus Ordos”—the Novus Ordo of 1970 promulgated by Paul VI, and the Latin Vulgate Mass of 400 A.D. promulgated by Innocent I and Pope Gregory I, which we call the “Vulgar Mass.”

Thanks to the miracle of the internet, we can now spread the TRUTH about the REAL Roman liturgical tradition which is being kept alive only by a brave remnant of faithful Catholics: myself and whoever else wants to join.

–Klaudios Philadelphou, Archon and Caesaropapist of the SSPI

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