A few weeks ago, I got myself up extra early and headed down to The Latin Mass at Old St. John the Evangelist off of Georgia Avenue. It takes place every Sunday at 7:30am.
This was my very first time at this Mass. There were about 100 people in attendance.
It was very different. I spent most of the time trying to understand what the priest was doing and where we were in the Order of the Mass. The priest gave a great sermon. Very clear, concise and really to the point. None of this meandering about.
Now, some people will write it off. I will not. I will try to get myself out of bed early a couple more times before the end of the calendar year and head over there to Mass. Who knows. I may even become a regular.
After Mass, as I was heading towards downtown Silver Spring on Georgia Ave, I discovered a place call the New York Bagel Shop. Great bagels. Their Black Russian bagel, with a smear of cream cheese, is fantastic.