Russian towns where we've celebrated
the Traditional Latin Mass:
- MMXX A.D.: There was no visiting;
- MMXIX A.D.: Visiting the Catholic parish in Gatchina;
- MMXVIII A.D.: Visiting traditional catholics in Kazan;
- MMXVII A.D.: There was no visiting;
- MMXVI A.D.: Visiting the Catholic parish in Velikij Novgorod;
- MMXV A.D.: Visiting the Catholic parishes in Tver and Perm;
- MMXIV A.D.: Visiting the Catholic parish in Tula;
- MMXIII A.D.: Visiting the Catholic parish in Berezniki;
- MMXII A.D.: Visiting the Catholic parishes in Kursk and Vladimir.
Welcome to the
Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Since the destruction of Catholic communities by the Communists in the 30s, the Traditional Mass in the Roman Rite has lost all its followers in Russia.
But now, 80 years later the situation has changed.
In 2010, certain Russian Catholics united and formed a lay organization known as the “Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus”. The Society was founded in the city of Moscow. Two years later, various Catholics of Kursk founded the first affiliate chapter of the Society.
The Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus aims to uphold and safeguard the traditional Catholic Teaching, according to which the Holy Mass is a bloodless, mystical re-presentation of the Sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Golgotha. This important truth of the Catholic Church has continued for hundreds of years through the practice of the Traditional Rite.
Pray and donate to our intention:
- for the priests who offer the Traditional Holy Mass in Russia;
- to bring the Traditional practice of Faith to more Russian Catholics;
- to make our work in Russia even more fruitful and effective.
Donate generously to the service of Traditional Mass in Moscow:
We need your donations for the organists’ fees, decorations of the altar, candles, for priests’ replacement—during times of vacation and illness, as well as to buy various liturgical items.
Donate generously to the service of the Traditional Mass in other cities of the great Russian nation:
We need your donations to pay for the travel expenses and accommodation of the priests who offer Mass and provide pastoral service; to publish information materials (Russian-Latin language Missals, prayer and litany books and publications), all of which we distribute free of charge on-site during our trips.
Please support our work! We pray for all our benefactors at Holy Mass.
Thank you very much.
A Cruce Salus!
Gregor Huber, Moscow
via “Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus”
My name is Gregor Huber and I am President and founding member of the “Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus”, a Society founded on the initiative of local Moscow Catholics on All Saints’ Day, 2010.
I hail originally from Bühl, Germany (near Baden-Baden), but have been living and working in Moscow since 2004. It was here in Moscow, in the year 2008, that I first became acquainted with the Traditional Roman Rite of the Mass.
As a practising Roman Catholic my reaction to this first “encounter” with the Traditional Rite was twofold: firstly, I became aware that this Liturgy offers to God the proper honor due to Him and secondly, that this Liturgy encapsulates within it the unabridged expression of our Catholic Faith.
My second reaction was both surprise and disappointment that this Sacred Liturgy, the traditional Holy Sacrifice of Mass is still subject to so much criticism (especially within the Church). This was for me impossible to understand and seemed quite wrong and even sinful!
The founding of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was thus a logical and natural step towards the restoration of Tradition in Russia. The Society is sustaining and building up the Traditional Latin Mass communities in Russia.
Please support our work! We pray for all our benefactors at Holy Mass.
Thank you very much.
A Cruce Salus!
Gregor Huber, Moscow
2019 annual trip to Gatchina: the first Tridentine Mass in 80 yearsRead more
In 2019, the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus again set off on its traditional annual trip, for the 9th time in its existence. The destination of this trip was the largest settlement of the Leningrad region - the city of Gatchina. The first references to Gatchina’s predecessor, the village of Khotchino, date back to 1499 - 1500, and the status of City was assigned to it by Emperor Paul I in 1796.
Obstacles to the service of the Tridentine Mass continue: changes in the schedule of the Holy Mass!Read more
Dear brothers and sisters of the community in Moscow and friends of the Catholic tradition in Russia!
Unfortunately, we again have to inform you that tomorrow, Sunday, September 8, 2019, at 10.30, in the crypt of the Church the Tridentine Mass will not be held. Instead, Mass will be served in Novus Ordo in Latin.
Reunion with the Catholic Church in the traditional riteRead more
Through the efforts of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus our parishioner Nikolai Buchenkov wll be received into the Catholic during this Easter vigil. An event similar to this has not happened since the return of the Catholic Church to Moscow. This year, the rite of reunification with the Catholic Church was held for the first time.
Traditional Easter Celebration - 2019. The revival of tradition continuesRead more
As in the previous two years, in 2019 in the Cathedral of Moscow, with the support of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, complete Easter Triduum using the Missal of 1962 were offered. Like last time, Fr. Augustine blessed the Easter fire and Easter on the street in front of the church, and sanctified the Easter water.
Father Augustine Zenzel SDB: 60th Anniversary of OrdinationRead more
In 2019, on Good Friday, the 60th anniversary of Fr. Augustine’s ordination fell, and on Good Saturday – his birthday. Fr. Augustine has nurtured the community of Moscow traditionalists for more than 10 years. The Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus decided in a special way to congratulate Father Augustine and prepare an unusual and interesting gift from our community.
Annual trip 2018: Tridentine Mass found refuge with Lutherans in KazanRead more
In November, the Moscow Society of the sacred heart of Jesus made a trip to Kazan, the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Tatarstan within the Russian Federation.
The purpose of the trip was to serve «Triduum», which took place from 9 to 11 November as the part of the annual journey of the Society to various regions of Russia. During those days, the sky gave off the bright sun and the underworld – an icy wind. In the eight years since the foundation of the Society, It has brought the flame of the holy Mass to eight cities of Russia.
Traditional Easter Celebration – 2018Read more
Today we are pleased to show you photos from Holy Easter 2018, which took place in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Like last year, Father Augustine Zenzel SDB offered the whole of the Easter Triduum in the extraordinary form of the Roman rite, for which we are very grateful.
The first traditional Easter celebration after the return of the Catholic ChurchRead more
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary was returned to the Catholics in 1992, and after that there was never served an Easter Triduum in the extraordinary form of the Roman rite - never before Easter 2017. This year, finally, traditionalist Catholics were given the opportunity to survive Easter and its preceding three days in the spirit of tradition.
The principled position of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus regarding the prohibitions of the Holy Tridentine Mass in MoscowRead more
With regret and horror, we must inform you that Holy Mass on Maundy Thursday 13/04/2017 in the traditionalist community in Moscow at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (hereinafter NZPDM) is prohibited, and therefore not indicated in the schedule of the Holy Mass in our community.
Such bans have occurred before. We remember that in the near past we have already reported similar situations.
Bad example is contagious: another ban on the Tridentine Mass
The Administrator of the Cathedral of the NZPDM on spiritual matters, Fr. Vladimir Kabak SDB, continues the practice of the former rector, Fr. Joseph Zanevsky SDB, and forbids the celebration of the Tridentine Mass on January 29, 2017. He justifies his decision by the fact that on January 29, 2017, the parish celebrates the feast of St. John Bosco, founder of Don Bosco's Salesian Congregation, and 25 years of Salesian ministry in Moscow. Therefore all parishioners should participate in Summa on Sunday morning. Like the previous ban on December 8, 2015, this ‘Feast Day’ action violates the rights of Traditional Catholics and the norms of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.
Annual trip 2016 to Veliky Novgorod: the return of an ancient traditionRead more
This year, the traditional annual trip of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which took place from 9 to 11 September, was to Veliky Novgorod, a city located approximately 600 km northwest of Moscow.
Annual Visit of 2015: Time for the Eternal: Traditional Latin Masses in Tver and PermRead more
For its annual visit in 2015, the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus dedicated a lot of time to plan. The preparation itself appeared to be quite expensive, since we were scheduled to visit two cities at once. However, since the visit involved the honor of Our Lord in this land, we spared no expense. And why would we settle for the less? After all, one day or another, all of us will bear responsibility for how we have served the God in our life.
Ban on the service of the Tridentine Mass for the traditional Catholic community on December 8, 2015Read more
Fr. Augustine Zenzel SDB received from the rector of the cathedral NZPDM, Fr. Joseph Zanevsky SDB, a ban on the service of the Tridentine Mass for the traditional Catholic community on December 8, 2015.
Marriage according to the old rite and votive Mass at the main altar in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in MoscowRead more
Today, July 25, 2015, Igor Yeletsky and Sofia Akopova got married. Both said their vows at the main altar of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Moscow.
Traditional Latin Mass at the Main Altar of Catholic Cathedral Church in MoscowRead more
This year the Jubilee celebration of the Society of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus took place with a High Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary in Moscow.
The Extraordinary Form Mass has been offered regularly in the Chapel of the Cathedral Church in Moscow since 2008, but today’s event is special, as it is the first time since in many decades since the Traditional Latin Mass was celebrated at the Cathedral’s main altar.
Learning about Tradition—and loving it! Our Visit to a Catholic Parish in Tula, Russia: May 23-25, 2014Read more
This year's trip of the Association of the Sacred Heart of Jesus led us to Tula, a region 180 km south of Moscow (about a three hour drive from Moscow). Father Vitaly Spitsyn, Rector of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Parish, hosted Father Thomas Huber (of Augsburg, Germany) and Gregor Huber, Chairman of the Association.
In the Year of Faith – A Journey in the Footsteps of the ApostlesRead more
The Association of the Sacred Heart of Jesus organized Masses in Berezniki (Perm region of Russia) according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
Our visit took place as part of the annual visits of the Association of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Catholic followers of Summorum Pontificum, to various parishes in Russia. During these visits, we introduce the local Catholic faithful to the ancient tradition of the Roman Rite. The priest offers Holy Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal, which was the Liturgy before the Second Vatican Council.
After our trips to Kursk and the city of Vladimir in 2012, we were happy to accept the cordial invitation of Father Erich Maria Fink from Berezniki, Russia.
Traditional BaptismRead more
Dear brothers and sisters!
Today, the Catholic Church once again opened the baptistery, once again opened the gates of holy baptism for the salvation of souls. Through the cleansing bath, the infants Gregory-Clement-Isaac Rosenblum and Manuela-Bachita Walter were delivered from original sin and accepted into the Catholic Church. Our community, committed to the traditional form of liturgy, is glad that both children are now brought to Christ. Their parents wished that their children were baptized according to the traditional rite, and this request our chaplain, Fr. Augustine Zenzel SDB, happily fulfilled.
Farewell to Kursk and Vladimir!Read more
The Third Goal of the Society of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus— Catholics for Summorum Pontificum: Offering of Masses according to the 1962 Roman Missal in Russian Parishes: Fare thee well to Kursk and Vladimir!
From October 5-9, 2012, Father Thomas Huber (Wolfsburg, Augsburg) and representatives of the Management Board of the Society of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Catholics for Summorum Pontificum, Gregor Huber and Olga Karpova visited Catholic parishes in the cities of Kursk and Vladimir, at the invitation of the Pastors.
Return of the crossRead more
In early June 2012, a canopy with a cross once again crowned the wooden altar of the Great Chapel of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Moscow: Since January 1, 2012, the Holy Mass according to the Missal of blessed John XXIII takes place weekly
From January 1, 2012, the Tridentine Mass in Moscow will be celebrated every Sunday. This was announced by the chaplain, Fr. Augustin Dziedzel SDB, after the solemn Mass of the Octave of the Nativity. The time remains the same - 17.00.
Holy Mass in extraordinary form in Moscow will now be celebrated twice a month
With the approval of the Archbishop and with the consent of the rector of Moscow Cathedral, Holy Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite will be celebrated from February 2011 twice a month: on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.
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